I’ll just look for the answers when the test comes.” So that’s what I tried to do. A week later my teacher gave us the test scores back. I got an F. Moral of the story is reading is important. Just like in Fahrenheit 451. Montag wanted to read books but it was illegal, so he had to sneak the books from the firehouse.
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.
Even as a young man, Ray Bradbury wanted to write. At twelve years old, he chose to become an author “in the hopes of emulating his heroes” and living forever through fiction (Bio). He could not afford college, so he went to a library at least “three days a week for ten years”, making libraries very important to Bradbury. (Bio). In 1950, his first child was born, and a year later, his second was born.
The book, Ghost, by Jason Reynolds is a story about a boy named Castle, but is called Ghost. Castle has a very rough life because his father is imprisoned and his mother struggles with finances. Castle is a misbehaved kid who struggles in school and makes a track team which motivates him to be good in school. Track played ended up playing a huge role in his life and went through the ups and downs with him. Track taught him respect and discipline which spread throughout his home.
After she begins to make connections with how other people write because again making connections is a crucial part to close reading. She speaks about how the author could have used a first name, last name, an Mrs. That he had a lot of different choices he could of made but decided to merely “reducing her to her role in the family as does the fact that her daughter in law is never called anything but the children’s mother.” (356). Prose then generates another idea from reading the first sentence which is the fact that “the first sentence is a refusal which in very simplicity, emphasizes the force with which the old woman is digging in her
Antoine Walker lost his $110 million to wild, extravagant living. His NBA championship ring was sold at auction and he had to declare bankruptcy nearly half decade ago. James is still earning money, just sold a $13.4 million mansion in Florida, owns a 30,000 square foot mega mansion in Ohio, and just bought a $21 million vacation home in Brentwood. Hopefully he has a better backup plan for retirement than Walker did, because Antoine Walker once had homes and goods like that, too. Yet, two years after he left the NBA, Walked filed for bankruptcy.
Into the Wild Chris McCandless was an adventurer. On his adventure, he called himself Alexander Supertramp. He departed from Emory University in May of 1990, where he had just recently graduated. He set off to explore Alaska and the Western United States until July 30, 1992, when he reached his final resting place: the abandoned bus in Denali National Park where he had spent the past four months. He was only 25 years old when he died of starvation.
Would you ever stand up for your brother or sister even if you knew that you would get in trouble? Cassie knew the consequences of standing up for her little brother, Little Man, but she did it anyway. At the beginning of the book Miz Crocker, Cassie´s teacher, gives the kids each a book that was very dusty and worn down. Little Man waited anxiously for his own special book. He looks down at his book in complete disgust.
My example is how he constantly repeats that they “need to look into the list and find out who was sending the letters also where the letters were being sent from.” pg.25 he's in Catherine then start searching the list they were sent in the letters trying to find who sent them. He finally finds out who sent them and he Catherine's want to go to the library to meet up with someone who has information for them.
In the selection, “Strange Tools,” Richard Rodriguez explains how he started reading books to excel academically, as if books were merely a peculiar means of improving himself. He begins his writing by showing the reader his initial experiences with reading. He conveys that neither of his parents read for pleasure, but simply for business or as a way to communicate with distant family; he never saw his parents read an entire book. Rodriguez begins to consider the idea of a “scholarship boy” described by Richard Hoggart. Rodriguez relays how his upbringing shaped the way he approached reading by quoting his mother: “Don’t write in your books so we can sell your books at the end of the year.” He quickly transitions into the difficulties he