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Monday, December 5, 2016

Inspirational motivational picture quotes of the day

#Thankyou for #reading and your continued support :) From the #book #thelittlebookofbigquotes Picture quotes, free book excerpts, videos, & more @ www.carlossalinaswriting.com (link in bio) Creative, inspirational writing for the mind, spirit, & heart. Share if u like my work just please credit me in any reposts, thanks 4 reading! (Books & eBooks available on Amazon.com)
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Teaching Value of Wikipedia: Why It’s OK for Students to Use it for Research




I know most of you got nervous with that title, but it can help! It’s not the most credible or reliable source but can be a great jump-off point for research because they have an entry for just about anything! Here are some reasons for using Wikipedia in the classroom for research projects. Read more...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

School needs books! :)

I work with under-privileged, at-risk, and disenfranchised youth; teens who don't have high expectations for themselves or guidance from almost anyone. I will use the money from here to buy more high-interest, age-appropriate books to get them reading! My goal is to stretch the money out as much as I can by buying second-hand and used books. I would love to expand the classroom library as soon as possible to help our students become passionate readers and writers, since reading and writing go hand in hand. I spend much of my own money on books but know that together we can provide a much greater selection of books for these kids. I'll know we were successful when I have students initiating their own reading and ask me to take a book home to read. I truly believe that when kids say they don't like reading it is because they haven't found their type of books. An enthusiastic teacher plus great books equals success for every student! If you can, please donate or share to make more people aware of this campaign. Thank you kindly!

-Carlos Salinas
Www.carlossalinaswriting.com 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Books for Kids

I work with under-privileged, at-risk, and disenfranchised youth; teens who don't have high expectations for themselves or guidance from almost anyone. I will use the money from here to buy more high-interest, age-appropriate books to get them reading! My goal is to stretch the money out as much as I can by buying second-hand and used books. I would love to expand the classroom library as soon as possible to help our students become passionate readers and writers, since reading and writing go hand in hand. I spend much of my own money on books but know that together we can provide a much greater selection of books for these kids. I'll know we were successful when I have students initiating their own reading and ask me to take a book home to read. I truly believe that when kids say they don't like reading it is because they haven't found their type of books. An enthusiastic teacher plus great books equals success for every student! If you can, please donate or share to make more people aware of this campaign. Thank you kindly!

-Carlos Salinas
Www.carlossalinaswriting.com

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Inspirational motivational picture quotes of the day


From the #book #thelittlebookofbigquotes Picture quotes, free book excerpts, videos, & more @ www.carlossalinaswriting.com (link in bio) Creative, inspirational writing for the mind, spirit, & heart. Share if u like my work just please credit me in any reposts, thanks 4 reading! (Books & eBooks available on Amazon.com)
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Monday, August 8, 2016

Inspirational motivational picture quotes of the day

From the #book #thelittlebookofbigquotes Picture quotes, free book excerpts, videos, & more @ www.carlossalinaswriting.com (link in bio) Creative, inspirational writing for the mind, spirit, & heart. Share if u like my work just please credit me in any reposts, thanks 4 reading! (Books & eBooks available on Amazon.com)
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Monday, August 1, 2016

Inspirational and motivational picture quotes of the day


From the #book #thelittlebookofbigquotes Picture quotes, free book excerpts, videos, & more @ www.carlossalinaswriting.com (link in bio) Creative, inspirational writing for the mind, spirit, & heart. Share if u like my work just please credit me in any reposts, thanks 4 reading! (Books & eBooks available on Amazon.com)
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Inspirational motivational picture quotes of the day


From the #book #thelittlebookofbigquotes Picture quotes, free book excerpts, videos, & more @ www.carlossalinaswriting.com (link in bio) Creative, inspirational writing for the mind, spirit, & heart. Share if u like my work just please credit me in any reposts, thanks 4 reading! (Books & eBooks available on Amazon.com)
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Friday, July 1, 2016

Inspirational motivational picture quotes of the day


From the #book #thelittlebookofbigquotes Picture quotes, free book excerpts, videos, & more @ www.carlossalinaswriting.com (link in bio) Creative, inspirational writing for the mind, spirit, & heart. Share if u like my work just please credit me in any reposts, thanks 4 reading! (Books & eBooks available on Amazon.com)
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Friday, June 24, 2016

Inspirational & Motivational picture quotes of the day

From #thelittlebookofbigquotes Thank u 4 reading! :) Carlossalinaswriting.com #inspiration #motivation From the #book #thelittlebookofbigquotes Picture quotes, free book excerpts, videos, & more @ www.carlossalinaswriting.com (link in bio) Creative, inspirational writing for the mind, spirit, & heart. Share if u like my work just please credit me in any reposts, thanks 4 reading! (Books & eBooks available on Amazon.com)
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Inspirational motivational picture quotes of the day



From the #book #thelittlebookofbigquotes Picture quotes, free book excerpts, videos, & more @ www.carlossalinaswriting.com (link in bio) Creative, inspirational writing for the mind, spirit, & heart. Share if u like my work just please credit me in any reposts, thanks 4 reading! (Books & eBooks available on Amazon.com)
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Friday, June 17, 2016

FREE EBOOKS My Books The Little Book of Big Quotes Vol I and The Poems Volume I!





As a special thank-you for all of your support, I am giving away free eBook copies of both of my books (The Little Book of Big Quotes Vol I and The Poems Volume I) this weekend 6/18/16-6/19/16. It starts tonight at midnight and ends Sunday at midnight. Just click here for my Amazon page for you to download your copy in any format you like.


Thank you for reading and always supporting me, it means more than you know. :)

See you on page one,
Carlos Salinas

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Inspirational motivational picture quotes of the day

From the #book #thelittlebookofbigquotes   (Unless otherwise noted)     Picture quotes, free book excerpts, videos, and more at www.carlossalinaswriting.com (link in bio) Creative, inspirational writing for the mind, spirit, and heart. Share if you like my work just please credit me in any reposts, thanks for reading! (My books and eBooks available on Amazon.com)
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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Inspirational motivational picture quotes of the day

From the #book #thelittlebookofbigquotes        Picture quotes, free book excerpts, videos, and more at www.carlossalinaswriting.com (link in bio) Creative, inspirational writing for the mind, spirit, and heart. Share if you like my work just please credit me in any reposts, thanks for reading! (My books and eBooks available on Amazon.com)
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A smart rap movement being started!

This is a smart, thinking, intelligent rap written by book character Troy Jones from the upcoming book Got the Flow: The Diary of a Young Rapper by Carlos Salinas. The book documents the journal entries of 15 yearr old  high school freshman Troy, whose rap name becomes Battle of Troy when his English class reads the Odyssey. He starts off not really knowing what to rap about, he just knows he has something to say and that Rap is his medium of choice. Guided by his English teacher, Mr. Salas, he starts participating in local rap battles when he realizes that he has the potential to change the world with his words. With Mr. Salas' help, he realizes what his voice in rap is. He soon finds that wrong and rapping about losing his father in a gang robbery, wandering through teen years, and ending ignorance serves as therapy on the mic. The power of words slowly reveals to be life changing for Troy and those around him. Excerpts to be published soon! More at Www.carlossalinaswriting.com
Thank you for reading!



A thinking rap by character Troy Jones from the upcoming book Got The Flow: The Diary Of A Young Rapper by Carlos Salinas. More at www.carlossalinaswriting.com Please share if you liked it and let's start an intelligent movement in RAP (Realizing Actual Problems). Written, produced, and recorded by Carlos Salinas.


Lyrics
I’m a slim samurai comin' straight from the south
That's dope alliteration comin’ straight out my mouth

Cali’s got the weather and they got hills
I’m just a poet... that's flexin’ my skills
Yeah I slay the rhymes, and I kill the hooks
I’m worse than the murderers in horror books

See me flowin’ with the skills of a ninja
Comin straight atcha with the heart of a soulja
Me? I'm just an educated fool 
Not really interested in lookin’ cool
Never been behind bars but I been in school
You gotta use your mind, man, cuz it's the tool

So gimme a clean beat and I will kill it
So gimme a clean sheet and I will fill it
Gimme a 10-second track and you'll start to feel it
These rhymes are my property so don't try to steal it

I can keep it real and I can keep it clean
Cuz life ain't always nice it can be mean
But you gotta stay true and do your thing
Cuz it ain't all about gold and rings

There's more to life than what we see
But it takes an open mind and curiosity
To change the world we gotta change ourselves
It's more than just havin’ books on the shelves

Me? My name is Battle of Troy 
And if you’re looking for rap wisdom then I’m yo boy

Gimme a pen and paper and I’ll make ya think
Open your mind up more than any drug or drink

Oh, yeahhh

My ambitions are simple n
Easy to understand
To make the world better
Is my master plan

How do I plan to do this
You be askin’,
Let’s start by not puttin’ each other in a casket

This is intellirap, somethin’ you never heard
It’s a new, dope mix between a G and a nerd

Since when was being dumb somethin’ cool,
But I’d rather be actin’ right than playin’ a fool

The biggest lie you’ll hear is that it’s good not to know,
But that’s how they keep you from gettin’ the dough