After reading Mother Tongue by Amy Tan, my perspective changed about the struggles for people who are not as good at English. All throughout this article Tan uses personal experience from her mom to show the readers the struggle while also using primary sources to back up her claim. All the evidence backs up her initial claim and as the reader your perspective changes after reading about how she personally was effected. The author 's main claim of Mother Tongue is to persuade people so respect people who struggle with English because she has serval personal connections, she has fact based proof, and she is an experienced writer on this topic and in general. All throughout the reading she uses many personal stories and personal experiences on how difficult it was for her mother to go through her everyday life.
“But why also SPECIAL DELIVERY?” (pg. 6). Why? That is the question that is wandering through the readers mind and not because they are wondering why the main characters mother special delivered her own will but why did the author write special delivery in all capital letters?
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,
In the “Autobiography of Red, the appendices play a role in understanding the novel as a whole. When reading a book many people skip over the appendices to get into the actual writing section. Although Carson’s work the appendices is a significant part of understanding every aspect of the novel. If reading the novel from beginning to end without skipping over parts, one will recognize that the appendices give insight and background on the forthcoming readings. The appendices also leave the reader wondering why the information is being shared and how it will be relevant.
Do you think they are spicy,” “What do you think will happen?,” and “Did you like the book?” I decided to ask these questions because both students enjoyed the text-to-self questions. However, I also asked them questions that required them to infer what might happen. Student A was more eager to answer my questions while Student B was quieter. This might have been so because Student A told me she has read this book before.
After all the quotes, there is also a second half of this book called a “Friendship Book”. In this book, you write your thoughts, favourite quotes and compliments to your friends, or even problems/things you want to talk to them about. You pass this book from one friend to another each day; and they write what they wish. I included this because sometimes you’re too nervous to talk to a friend about what is bothering you and so instead you could write it to them so they too understand. This could also be used to cheer you up if you are written compliments or photos are pasted into
To start off, Adichie and Powers have the same point of view with their stories, which represents the theme a single story has more stories to it. Both storytellers loved reading. But as they grew older they noticed that most stories don’t have little girls with skin and hair like theirs,or a life and story like theirs. They wanted to change that, so they began to write and tell stories about themselves and what they had experienced. Adichie had exclaimed in her The Danger of a Single Story text, “I went through a mental shift in my perception of literature.
Analyzing Willa Cather and Three of Her Stories As individuals, we all have our own way of communicating in writing that can tell the reader a lot about the author in an almost intimate way. When you open a book, you aren’t just staring at blank pieces of paper, but seeing words that flow together in such a way that envelope the reader into the world that the author has created. These words took hours of editing and revisions only to sit upon a shelf until it catches the attention of a reader willing to take the journey. An author can make you hate one of their characters in the beginning of a story but grow to love them by the end.
For many people, reading is a necessity: they read directions, tests, and labels. For other people reading is a joy: for me, however, reading has been very difficult. “The more that you read, the more things you would know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,” wrote Dr. Seuss I Can Read with My Eyes Shut. My past reading experiences have set me back as an adult.
One other thing you should know is that Ms. Aleshin expects you to read a lot of books and you have to be prepared to read everyday. One genre I urge you to read is dystopian fiction. At first I was confused as to what it was, but I ended up loving it and reading many dystopian books. An example of this genre would be Unwind, this book is dystopian and if she doesn 't introduce this to you, then remember to check this book out. Reading also helps you improve on your Ela skills, so it will never be
Over the past week I read The Catbird Seat. The first time I read it, honestly, I had no idea what I had read. The second time I read it I viewed the story as if it was nothing but madness. I then read it a third time and viewed the story as a success in a brilliant way. I was very amused in many different ways each time I read the story.
Book Journal Four Prompt: How was the novel's resolution? If you were the author would you change or add anything to the ending? Why or why not? How would a change affect the storyline and the reader?
"Lucy in the Sky" takes place in Santa Monica, California. Lucy is a shy, quiet girl who never had many friends at all. She is very focused on her schoolwork and enjoys her parents company. Lucy meets Ross at yoga class and discovers that he is a surfer. Ross introduces Lucy to marijuana at the beach in his pickup truck.
“The Yellow Wall-Paper” I believe that her she was having Postpartum Depression after she had her child. She would be considered to have Temporary Nervous Depression, merely because she wanted to be with her newborn but that right was taken away by John. I believe that John thought he was helping her by putting her in an enclosed area for her well being. Not understanding the fact that the time she was alone for so long can make her more depressed and feel alone. When Charlotte first saw the house she really loved it, but she had a weird feeling about it.