After reading Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, I have learned that Ally is a dynamic character. At the beginning of the book, Ally is stubborn. Eventually, Ally becomes brave through the middle of the story. At the very end of the story, Ally becomes confident. These character traits were observed through Ally’s actions, dialogue, relationships, choices and problems. I have learned that the main character Ally is to never give up and don’t let anyone bug you. Meaning don’t let anyone bully you or make you want to give up. Whenever I want to give up, I think of the book Fish In A Tree and how Ally never gave up and was brave to stand up for her friends.
One of the things that has been a struggle for me over the years is the slowness of my reading and the process of absorbing written materials. I was always a bad speller and had a very low self esteem on my academic abilities. Eventually, I came to realize that I must have some sort of reading disability, inherited from my mother who struggled as well with the same issues. When I was in elementary and secondary school nobody ever talked about these kinds of disabilities and I was ridiculed many times from many teachers for not trying hard enough. I was labeled as not living up to my potential, as teachers could tell that I was bright, but couldn 't seem to come up with better grades.
It is estimated that 1 in 10 people have dyslexia”(austinlearningsolutions). If you do not know what dyslexia is, it is a common disorder"One of several distinct learning disabilities. It is a specific language-based disorder of constitutional origin, characterized by difficulties in single word decoding, usually reflecting insufficient phonological processing. These difficulties in single word decoding are often unexpected in relation to age and other cognitive and academic abilities; they are not the result of generalized developmental disability or sensory impairment. Dyslexia is manifested by variable difficulty with different forms of language, often including, in addition to problems with reading, a conspicuous problem with acquiring
Though I was relieved to know that I was not doomed to a life of unintelligence, this only confirmed that I would have to work harder than everyone else in academics. Instead of crippling me, this empowered me. I used dyslexia as a motivator to work harder in every area of my life. Due to this work ethic, peers and administrators select me for leadership roles.
He explains how he overcame his way of keeping his secret of how he was dyslexic, which he didn’t found out till college about after a friend was explains his situation, “ A friend of mine had just been diagnosed with dyslexia and was describing…. the problem I was having.” (Cook 159) Cook exclaims many reasons and information about dyslexia in his essay which he stating, “Dyslexics learn to read, but they are never fully fluent.” (Cook 159)
This is where the crowd starts to turn into a mob because mostly everyone in her class is laughing at her. It also states when Shay is outside crying because of what Shay did, “I lean my cheek against the cool chain, feeling like I can’t reach anything anymore. Then the tears come.” This shows that Ally couldn’t take being made fun of anymore especially since this way worse so she broke down on the swingset. Shay went too far this time it doesn’t realize how much it hurts to be make fun of just because you can’t read.
PURPOSE The audience will gain a deeper understanding about the disability and how it affects the people who are afflicted by it. INTRODUCTION Take a few seconds to read the following paragraph. It does not make much sense. The photo illustrates one variation of how people with dyslexia read and in most cases, how they write, too.
On of the main characters, Lennie, is retarded and often gets him and George into trouble. In the story, the author gives many clues that allude to the fact that Lennie has a mental illness. Throughout the story, he says and does things that shows the reader of this. The ways Lennie is shown as retarded is through his childish manner, his memory loss, his incapability to control his strength, and his cowardness.
Therefore this can be done in a group activity to make the child feel equal, safe, and secure and welcome in a setting through various ways. For example the adult could split the children into groups; a group of advanced gifted and talented children, the norm children and then the children that need a little bit more explaining to be able to complete the work to the best of their ability. Therefore the child with dyslexia may start of on the
This safe place helped her make real friends who accept her as she is. When the persons with disability feel that they are being included and accepted by the people around them, they will start accepting their own disability. During drama activities especially when working with mixed-ability students, one should consider working within an open space and creating a circle. One should start the
Many children at school are capable of hiding their learning difficulties by steering clear from reading aloud or writing very little (Reid 2013, p13).Not to mention, the Report of the Task force on Dyslexia (2001) states learning difficulties from dyslexia occurs across the lifespan of a person and can vary from mild to severe at different ages (Report of the Task Force on Dyslexia, 2001). It is extremely vital for teachers to be fully aware and trained in the area of dyslexia. Teacher’s use of differentiation in their subjects in the classroom is a strong fundamental in order to meet the needs of a student with a learning difficulty like
The novel follows Stevie an eleven year old girl who lives in Southside Chicago throughout her middle and high school years. Stevie goes through the social pressure of her peers and family to tell her how to act, think, and look. Slowly throughout
Sam has no clue how to raise a child which is quite evident by how he struggles to change Lucy’s diapers and how he is not feeding her ever two hours, until his neighbor, Annie, explains it to him. He asks for help from Annie to babysit Lucy while he works, similar to any single parent needing a helping hand. Sam’s disability does not interfere greatly with his parenting until Lucy starts surpassing him intellectually. As shown in a scene where Lucy and Sam are reading a book and Sam has difficulties reading a long word so Lucy reads the word for him. Seeing that her father is having difficulties reading the advanced book she takes it away and they start reading Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
A story about accepting others for who they are and not trying to make them like everyone else. A story about finding your voice, and just wanting to live a normal life. I was so happy that Lynn was taught sign language. She was living in a life of silence and confusion, but with sign language she was able to express her feelings and show off her personality, she was able to finally shed her life of vulnerability and live a life of strength and
A few hours later all of my stuff was tucked into my room, Mom and Sydney both started crying when they got ready to leave. Dad even had tears in his eyes, “I promise all of you, I’ll take good care of her. No Debbie downers allowed!” Sarah hugged mom and Sydney then Dad and Cade.