She also learns there are other ways of communicating even if she can’t speak the same language. She finally learns that she is of Chinese blood and no matter how much you deny it you will see it in yourself later on as her mother had once told her. In the beginning, she didn’t see herself as being Chinese and didn’t think much about her name, but she later learns the deeper meaning of her name and the story behind it makes her appreciate her family and
Assessment Reflection When administrating the Reading Interest Inventory (Mariotti, n.d.), the Motivations to Read Profile Survey and asking the Conversational Survey Questions (Pitcher, et al., 2007), it gave insight to how Hailey felt about herself as a learner. The questions that stood out in my mind, is how I can help Hailey to be more success in the classroom as well as become a stronger reader overtime? I would like to look more in depth in Hailey’s comprehension skills and provide her educational strategies that will help Hailey to grow in her reading comprehension and give her some tools to help herself when she is having trouble. I am interested to see how Hailey reads orally, and to check her reading accuracy and fluency. Are these areas that are impacting Hailey as a learner as well?
In “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel, tells a story of a girl who lives in a household where filial piety is expected from her mother. What is filial piety? Good question. It is an institution where the child must respect, obey and care the parents, until death. Historically, this traditional came from a Confusion philosophy in China, which the child must take care of their parents until death, and utter most, respect them.
The diagnosis of Rosemary’s mom is used to build suspense in the reader’s mind, and the reader doesn’t know if her mother will die from that terminal illness or if she will survive. Suzanne Supplee really hit it home with this book. The development of the character and the plot is done so gracefully in Artichoke’s Heart. In conclusion, Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee is an amazing book, and I would recommend it to anyone. This book is so simple, yet so intricate at the same time.
Intro What does it mean to have grown up in the Mao era? This book is a collection of memories by nine Chinese women who grew up during the Mao era and now live in the United States. The authors attend to gender in a way that most males have barely noticed and they also reflect and share their lives in the United States. In this book, it contains as varied as these women’s lives. The burgeoning rebellion of a young girl in northeast China.
Walking up and down the aisles, I watched students struggle with grade level material which also meant I certainly had a lot to teach that year. Watching my new students struggle on grade levels assessments motivated me to pursue literacy education at a graduate level. My interest in literacy education ultimately derives from my goal to teach highly effective instruction to students while considering their diverse
My experience with Kathryn can relate to the theme of friendship because my relationship with her is one of the closest friendships I have. Despite us being related I feel the connection we share wouldn 't be affected either way. When I think about my life without this friendship; I wouldn 't have experienced half of memories I have made. Through this experience I have learned what it means to be loved. Despite cutting her hair, wasting our money on clothes and food together, or being separated for an amount of time, I have always felt affection and love from her.
Cinderella’s world ends with a good person being rewarded for her endurance through hardships and evildoers are dealt the fate they deserve according to their previous cruel actions. In short, the Cinderella story has endured the test of time because it ultimately brings hope to people who feel that good actions yield a happy life and evil people receive justice. Even though Cinderella is coated in a mystical and fairytale plot, it still offers sage advice for those going through difficult times in their lives. For example, Cinderella never focuses on the circumstance. She acknowledges her position of servant status is out of her control.
Chinese Cinderella written by Adeline Yen Mah, is a poignant and emotional memoir. The novel commences from the age of 4 till her departure to England, at the age of fourteen to exceed her education. Adeline was the fifth child to an opulent Chinese family and was seen as an outcast through the eyes of her own family, since the death of her beloved mother. Adeline prolongs a close connection with Aunt Baba, Nai Nai and Ye Ye turning to them for constant encouragement, support and comfort throughout her early years. Niang displays antagonism to all her step children but especially towards Adeline making her feel excluded, lonely and as the unwanted
Inspiration is the word I would use to show how I felt when reading Chinese Cinderella. All of these reasons I stated above, show how Adeline is not only inspiring to me and all of her readers, but she showed desire to overcome her hardships, and mold her future that she has now. She definitely kept her face towards the sunshine, and her shadows fell behind her. Adeline Yen-Mah shows persistence in the memoir, by continuing to fall down with everything, but then gets up even stronger in the
Amy Tan is one of the most famous multicultural authors in the world to this day. The Joy Luck Club, one of her most popular books, is highly influenced by her life. This book is about four Chinese women and the loss of culture transferred from them to their daughters. The book takes place in San Francisco and partially in China where the main character goes to find her half sisters. Just like the daughters in the book, Amy Tan has lost a lot of Chinese culture from her parents, who were born in China, to her and her brothers.
As the reader you can really see the strength she gained as a child and it inspires. The fact that she can walk away from all those terrible experiences with love for her parents is incredible. Another thing I loved about this book is how it represents her parents, with all their faults, and their poor mentality, at its worst, without anger, or really any judgment, just with the love. If she had been bitter in her description it would not have been as amazing. This memoir was written with forgiveness making me respect her for not only surviving such a strange childhood to become a successful, but for being able to view her past with
Point 1: Sociolinguistics (8) 174w When it comes to reading, every student has different experiences in regards to what they are interested in reading. Working with students that are extremely diverse sociocultural theory addresses the importance of incorporate reading that students can relate to culturally. Implementing culturally diverse material, students begin to reflect with the story that they are reading and they are motivated to read because they are becoming part of the story. By implementing different cultures books, they are expanding their knowledge of other cultures that they are not familiar or were never aware. Adapting to students culture is important for a teacher to do, especially when teaching a diverse school because making those personal connections are crucial to building relationship with the students and their community.
Mariam takes the relationships in her life very seriously. Due to a lack of people in her life in her childhood years, Mariam is truly grateful for every positive connection she finds. Her strongest of these bonds is her faith. The first positive influence on her life was Mullah Faizullah, who taught her the Koran and how to pray. "You can summon them in your time of need, and they won 't fail you.
Throughout the school year, each time that my students walk through my classroom door I want the atmosphere to attract them to always want to read and write. As the school year progress, teacher made anchor charts are displayed strategically around my classroom as well as genre posters, new vocabulary words, class library books and additional skills that are introduced throughout the year. If money were no object, and I could do anything I wanted I would foster a literacy rich classroom that my students would consider a sanctuary for learning. After having read “The Elements of a Literacy-Rich Classroom Environment”, I agree with K. Tyson position that “we should begin by focusing attention on the classroom environment and make certain that it is a place that supports and encourages literacy learning.” Therefore my classroom would include a tree house, work stations that rotate, hanging swings, couches, floor to ceiling windows and mirrors that open up leading outside, portable printers and electronic devices to support learning for each student, embedded and mobile bookshelves, digital word walls, televisions built into the walls and chairs that are specifically designed for each student. While reading “Edutopia: Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment that Kids Need,” I agree that “Flexible classrooms give students a choice in what kind of