The analysis discloses six standard moves that can apply in academic writing (Thonney, 2011). The first moves state that writers react to what other writers have said about their subject or topic. The second move states that writers affirm the worth of their work and outline the preparation of their papers. Thirdly, writers understand that other writers may oppose the position they have taken. Additionally, writers use discipline and academic vocabulary.
The fact alone that he had a dislike for books does not constitute that he would be greater at teaching them. His overall experience with literature and his unconventional way of coming to love literature is what makes him have an advantage as a teacher. Not all students learn the same way. There are those that need a more hands on approach, where as some that can learn by simply listening to the teachers lectures. The ability to put yourself in the shoes of that child and figure out a different way to teach them is a major advantage.
He even chose the profession of teaching. Graff describes a traditional viewpoint of first closely reading a book and then having an intellectual discussion, but this isn't what happened to him. He needed a passionate conversation to give him ground to stand on before diving into a reading. He found this to be the case for a lot of his students as well. Graff suggests that being able to to discuss literature is a primary factor in being able to read well.
Not everyone reads, but those who do understand the value the hold. American Educator, William Lyon Phelps, asserts in his speech that books give wisdom and knowledge to those who take the time to read. He first supports this claim by first using analogy and parallelism, then amplification, then diction, and finally pathos. Phelps purpose is to inform the Nazi German people and German students that books have a value in this world. To begin with, Phelps begins his speech about books by appealing to pathos by using analogy and parallelism.
Because of this I thought that the paper may have been biased, but overall I did not believe the study was biased. The authors simply presented the facts without allowing their opinions to interfere. At the end of the article they discuss ways to make the results of the study more consistent. This shows that the authors knew the limitations of their study and how they can improve the study next time. They give many good suggestions for improvement such as more test questions and using a larger sample of students.
For instance, when Alexie introduces how he learned to read, he states: “The words themselves were mostly foreign, but I still remember the exact moment when I first understood, with a sudden clarity, the purpose of a paragraph.” In making this comment, Alexie magnifies the impact reading would have for his future. Alexie’s point in writing this sentence, is to demonstrate that learning to read requires perseverance. However, persistence will be rewarded, with the knowledge provided by reading. By doing this the author is trying to say that today, there are unlimited resources for reading; therefore, educators have to take advantage of this opportunity to evoke passion for reading in their students, regardless their ethnicity. Basically, in this sentence Alexie introduces his subject: how he becomes who he is by learning to read as a Native American boy.
One other thing you should know is that Ms. Aleshin expects you to read a lot of books and you have to be prepared to read everyday. One genre I urge you to read is dystopian fiction. At first I was confused as to what it was, but I ended up loving it and reading many dystopian books. An example of this genre would be Unwind, this book is dystopian and if she doesn 't introduce this to you, then remember to check this book out. Reading also helps you improve on your Ela skills, so it will never be
I found companionship in books and spent my days observing and daydreaming. I tried watching the world in Hana’s eyes and did find that I agreed with Hana and that “our society could do with a little less cruelty and a little more kindness”(48). Though what I was exposed to wasn’t as bad as the torture, rape, and abuse that was explored in the novel, I still found out about the things humans could do to one another. This book was an eye opener for me when I adopted Hana’s thinking for the time I read the book. Before this story I’ve read only books like Judy Moody by Megan McDonald, since we didn’t go to the library often nor owned a lot of books.
These pieces weren’t just assigned to fill out a lesson plan, but to also serve as way to show us the zeitgeist of the era in which they were written. Authors were not being hailed as literary geniuses because they wrote a book we still read today; instead, Mr. Saldivar encouraged us to be critical of the themes, imagery and word choices they implemented throughout their
The purpose of this speech is to present the benefits and the importance of reading. The reasons are that it is through reading that a person is going to be able to discover new ideas, concepts, meet new places and people that time, money or reality sometimes prohibited. It develops your communication tools and expands you knowledge and the conception around you. First of all, reading gives you a wonderful opportunity to learn about other cultures and places of interest in the world. It gives you an insight into the diversity of our world and the chance to visualize it.