As readers read the first line of her work, right there and then they are aware of what is to come throughout the rest of the text. Mrs. Vaughan centers her argument around what Family Functioning is and its impacts on the children. The change in family structure affects students emotionally, it affects their internal and external behaviour and their performance in schools are few of the points she uses to support her stance. Vaughan uses several credible sources to substantiate her claims which is a very effective way of making her article more believable. The article is built on a philosophical premise as the writer believes that there is indeed consequential impacts.
The Freedom Writers Diary, written by The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell, is a book compiled of diary entries written by Erin Gruwell’s students. These diary entries detail the students’ lives; their struggles, their achievements, and their failures. Many say that this book is “inappropriate,” and try to ban this book from school curriculums because of the real topics that this book goes over, such as addiction, abuse, racism, and more. However, reading about these topics is actually beneficial to students. By allowing students to relate to characters in the book, students are able to see that they are not alone in their struggles.
The positive impact of education has proven as one of the most important factors for every human. In Chapter 4: “Education” of the book The Language of Composition by Renée H. Shea, different views on education become apparent. Moreover, our schools may not serve the goals of true education because of the way students participate in teachings, why and how the teachers teach, and the way the students get taught to comprehend information given to them. Firstly, in “I Know Why The Caged Bird Cannot Read” by Francine Prose, Prose tries to persuade the audience that schools need to have students participate in reading books that have a meaning or give the students skills they will need in life. She believes that English classes in schools lack in giving the students literature that deems appropriate for their age.
Analysis of Gerard Jones’ “Violent Media is Good for Kids” In the article called “Violent Media is Good for Kids,” by Gerard Jones, a renowned comic- book author, argues that violent media can be helpful for children, rather than be overly harmful. Parents aren’t taking the time to look at how helpful violent media could be for their child. Violence can encourage children to learn how to reach for their own inner power that they may have never been able to find before. Furthermore, children as they grow up can learn the positives and negatives of violence, which can help them later on in their future choices. As well as with “creative violence”, this term is correlated to the idea of helping children learn how to deal with rage and even be able to control it whenever life becomes challenging.
All books that young adults read have power. Their power results in their ability to sway and to change the reader in so many ways, not the least of these is morally. These books can create a moral sense in the young by demonstrating what is morally right and what is morally wrong. They can raise and resolve ethical issues. The reader may not agree with each resolution, but is certainly forced to think about issues he or she may never have thought about before (Smith 63).
Critical analysis of the Franklin series by Paulette Bourgeois A children’s story is the first step a child is introduced to in terms of reading and literature. These books give children enjoyment, develop their feelings and imagination. It might also help children resolve problems by creatively portraying the issue in the book and also by teaching how to deal with it in an entertaining way. For example in Franklin Fibs, Paulette Bourgeois innovatively explains how lying can be bad and how it can impact a child. This probably teaches the childmoral values and also entertains them .
The main message of the text is the prominence of racial injustice, specifically in the 1930’s, the era the novel takes place in. Since the publication of the text there has been a lot of controversy about whether or not students should read the text in middle school or high school.
During this lesson, I wanted to use writing as a time for the students to reflect over the text, rather than for pure assessment (p. 63). The pressure of writing and doing everything “right” is a contribution to why many students dread writing. My goal for this lesson was for students to engage in and practice the writing process (pg. 74) and to teach them that writing doesn’t have to be something they hate/dread. From the lesson, I learned that teaching writing in kindergarten requires a lot of modeling.
Banned Books: Good or Bad? Should students be exposed to the real world through books or should they be shielded from it? There are many people who agree that banned books should be banned because it is ethical, and valid and it prevents students from emotional stress. On the other side of the argument, people argue that students have the right to read whatever they want. Many books are challenged and banned in schools because they contain inappropriate content or bad language; however, some people have a strong belief that these books are worth reading because they represent ideas of free speech and other important lessons that students will need throughout their lives On the pro side of the argument, there are many reasons why some people support banning books in schools.
“I like to think that I have a certain advantage as a teacher of literature because when I was growing up I disliked and feared book.” This quote came from Gerald Graff in his Disliking Books at an Early Age article. However, reading is a vital skill for success in todays society. Reading is such a vital skill because it is a way of communication, and communication is the key to success. Reading allows for development of the critical thinking process and helps to gain knowledge which gives many confidence and the ability to speak with others on select topics. It is reasonable to believe that reading may be hard, especially when the novel is over a subject that does not interest the reader.