Imagine you are in front of a class, teaching To Kill a Mockingbird to a group of high-schoolers. Over the course of the unit, your students praise the book, saying that it educated them about racial tensions in the South and the meaning of bravery among other important life lessons. However, you still receive numerous strongly-worded phone calls and emails from angry parents demanding the literary classic be removed from the curriculum for containing the word “nigger” and rape. You don’t understand – how can a novel of such significance and acclaim be condemned just for including a couple of pages with adult themes? The answer is censorship.
Title of Book: Frindle Author: Andrew Clements ISBN: 978-0-689-81876-9 Summary ‘Frindle’ is a captivating story about a fifth grade boy, Nick Allen, who loves to outsmart his teachers at school. This was until, he was challenged by his language arts teacher, Miss Granger, to discover how words were created. Nick’s greatest plan to invent a new word – frindle, will start a trend to spread like wildfire not only in Lincoln Elementary School but also worldwide! The book’s theme on friendship and school life is what makes it so attractive and entertaining to readers. Prominent Literary Features I.
I hoped to prove the fearful voice in my head wrong and succeed in a new environment; however, without the right support system, I began to fall. Making friends was difficult, I felt I was trying and failing, I was alone and socially anxious. Where does a lonely boy who’s
“Jesus Shaves” is a short story by the American writer David Sedaris. The story is set in a French class in France. It starts with the teacher explaining a new pronoun one. She was asking students what one does during different festivals and holidays such as Bastille Day or Easter. There are many different ethnic groups represented in the class, such as Italian, Polish, and Moroccan.
Gabriella Montez’s primary stereotype is the “nerd.” The first time Gabriella is seen, she is reading a book. This is a common indication used throughout the film industry that leads viewers to make the assumption that the character in question is introverted and intelligent. When Gabriella transfers to a new school, it is made clear that she is in fact academically talented. She is referred to as a “freaky genius girl” and “an Einsteinette.” Gabriella is almost immediately recruited to be a part of the school’s prestigious Scholastic Decathlon Team. “Our Scholastic Decathlon team has its first competition next week and there is certainly a spot for you!” Another common stereotype attached to Gabriella is the “new girl.” This stereotype usually entails shyness and discombobulation.
But some rejections… They just take away the little confidence you have ever had in yourself. Why was this rejection the second type? Why did it never give me strength? I still remember the time I had failed my first stage. It was a shattering experience.
Amanda Abdelaal Abdelaal 1 American Lit I/English II Mrs.Ashe/Period 9 Dead Poet’s Society Essay:Rough Draft December 3rd, 2014 Anderson Finds His Voice “O Captain, My Captain” the name Mr.Keating played by Robin Williams asks to be called in his class along with his unorthodox ways of teaching. In the movie Dead Poet’s Society directed by Peter Weir Keating portrays the the way of life Carpe Diem(live for today). The teens in the movie go along with this inspired way of life in many different ways, one being how to stand up for themselves and also how to use their voice. Todd Anderson played by Ethan Hawke was one of the many teens in Keating’s class. Anderson is the shy boy who stays quiet and keeps his ideas to himself, but slowly he starts to portray his voice with the help of his teacher’s teaching methods.
Mr. Hound, on the other hand, had staff meetings everyday, he expected a report on student and self reflections at the end of each week, he even saw it fit to lock the exits! He had guts but those guts were getting in the way of my smoke breaks. I brought it up, asking him to at least give me a key and he recommended I quit. I recommended he take the ruler out of his rear end. From that day on I started leaning out my window to light up and from that day on, kids actually started focusing in class and grades started to rise.
An average high school English teacher works tirelessly to prove to his or her students the value of formal language. Countless weeks are spent reading and interpreting the world's most revered writers. A whole day may be devoted to teaching students why Shakespeare's characters attempt to define love by saying, “Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes; Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall, and a preserving sweet” (romeo juliet.)
His strongest subject in school was History, and his most challenging subject was English.When Ethan attended school a typical day for him started with getting up, getting dressed, and putting on his orthotics. Dianna says “ getting around school was a big challenge.” But teachers just gave him a little extra time and that really helped him out. He was able to call Dianna anytime if he had any problems with his braces or anything with class. Dianna adds I wanted him to be just like any other kid. I wanted him to attend all the classes, and I did not want him to have to be put in a room all day long.