She also is blunt and to the point, without the descriptive or page filling details that are not necessary to her memoir. She also portrays her tone as she writes, “I didn’t mention that I had been Julie for only half an hour” (740). This helps to show what went through the authors mind during that scenario without adding needless details or commentary. The friendly tone of the passage helps the reader feel emotionally tied to the author, which could also be described as a use of
Previously, in Dr. Boyce’s literacy class, we rigorously studied and learned how to apply reading strategies to specific texts. Thus, the text ‘Stupid Lady From Denver’ by Chris Tovani (2004) struck me as especially familiar. Everything that was stated in the article brought back memory after memory of all the various reading strategies we covered last semester. Tovani (2004) states that “Good readers separate themselves from struggling readers when they recognize that they are confused and do something to repair meaning”, which rings especially true to my memory as well (p. 5). She encouraged us to seek out challenging portions of the text that confused us, use our marks to label what was unknown, and then use the strategies such as ReQuest,
Books were read and sympathy was felt for the victim Polly. The biography was acclaimed and Simmie’s master piece became a recommended resource in the Saskatchewan high school English Language Arts curriculum in 1999. This was the pinnacle of the author 's career. Simmie now had a sustainable income as a result of being able to share the tragedy experienced by Polly Wilson by giving her, the victim, a voice. Simmie’s goal had been fulfilled beyond expectations.
When Travis Parker faces the choice of turning off his wife’s life support, I am reminded of two interviews I conducted where the interviewees had to turn off the life support of a child. (Beckford, Avil)” It was good that she put a recommendation to readers but she did not go into detail. In some cases, it is good to keep it sweet and short but hers was way too short for me honestly. Many people come to find what Beckford thinks about the book and having it short doesn’t really help. It was nice to have a summary of the book, but I think she sort of went a little overboard on the summary though.
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.
Dr. Seuss 's books have had an influence on me through the teaching me to read. The reason his books and his writing have had such an influence on me is because that was all I read when I was a kid. His book were so fun to read and I learned faster when I read them. My dance teacher even let us do a dance about Dr. Seuss 's books. Another Influence Dr. Seuss 's books and writing had an influence on me was when I read his book I could imagine things easier rather then me reading a chapter book.
She uses facts to support her claim so basically her claim is right because she has all the right evidence to back it up. She puts in her article, "There is an aspect of my Fiction that relates to thus-and-thus"—a speech filled with carefully wrought grammatical phrases, burdened, it suddenly seemed to me, with nominalized forms, past perfect tenses, conditional phrases, forms of standard English that I had learned in school and through books, the forms of English I did not use at home with my mother. (Paragraph 4)" She talks about books she has read and speeches she has read and talks about different English 's that she uses. The English she uses with her mom and the English 's she uses with her writing and everywhere else. Having sources and reading sources to support her main claim helps immensely when it comes down to persuading the
According to School Library Journal, Walk Two Moons is, “A rich layered novel about real and metaphorical journeys.” People think that it is slow at the beginning and exciting at the end, but Walk Two Moons, has lots of detail, surprising plot twists, and relatable scenes. People should really consider reading Walk Two Moons. Sharon Creech is incredibly detailed in the way she presents her story, Walk Two Moons. In the book Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech makes the main character, Sal, tell a incredibly detailed story about Sal’s life and journey throughout the book. For example, on page 250, Sal tells her grandparents about the time when Sal and Phoebe find out about the mysterious person that keeps leaving little white envelopes on Phoebe’s
The first poem in the collection is Collins’ own “Introduction to Poetry,” a humorous description of how people treat poems and a useful technique to explore poems. Tania Runyan wrote How to Read a Poem based on “Introduction,” and “poetry how-to” books are useful for a teacher who wants to move beyond exposure, or for a teacher whose students have read poems and are now demanding answers regarding them. Although her list is slightly dated now, Colleen Ruggieri’s favorite books and websites are interesting and useful to other teachers. An educator should not hail these books like Bibles, but students should be taught to explore poems while reading. Runyan’s guide is a great model because she explains the techniques thoroughly, provides her
The bible verse, "Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest," from the book of Matthew, chapter 11, verse 28, explains to go reach out to someone if you need help with anything. Moving on, I got into movies that were made from books and they seemed to help me picture the book better. For example, in my junior Honor's English class, we watched the Great Gatsby and it provided specific imagery in the book, which helped me understand it better. Mrs. Jenkins, my English teacher, was one of the reasons I started to read again and journal more often. Something she said had stayed into my mind and it turned around for