Mango, Abuela, and Me is a fantastic book for the classroom. This book is about a girl who has her grandmother from a Spanish speaking country come and live with her. Her grandmother does not know the same language as the girl nor is familiar with her culture. The grandmother and the girl desperately want to get to know each other, however there is a language barrier between them. Through the book, the girl discovers how she can make a connection with her grandmother and communicate with her.
The article 'Mother Tongue ' by author Amy Tan is about the variations in the English language the author uses in her life. She describes her English when giving a speech to a other people, English she uses when speaking to her mother, and English she uses in her writing. She tells of difficulties faced by both her mother and herself from these many differences. Amy 's goal in this article is to show that a person does not have to speak proper English to be seen as smart or intelligent. Amy explains the many variations of English that she had been exposed to and still uses.
With the use of these three rhetorical strategies, she can get the reader to comprehend that every girl has the right to an education. Throughout the novel, Malala utilizes influential ethos while talking about how difficult it was for a girl to attend school in peace so that the audience will believe her story. For example, in the novel Malala states “The trips from school became tense and frightening, and I just wanted to relax once I was safe inside my home”. (Yousafzai,pg.62) This quote is included so that the reader will be able to perceive how she and the other girls felt while trying to obtain an education. Also, her purpose of
I have to learn English!” In other words, this event is the turning point when Flor felt that she had to assimilate with this American culture around her. Finally, she bought a self-learning English package and persistently studied each day. Actually, the low power distance between the Claskys and Flor as employer and an employee supports Flor to be confident in terms of communication. After she mastered English well, she does not mind to firmly state that she would stop working there. She was even daring enough to express her fury to Deborah in English.
Jacqueline Dorado June 5, 2015 British Literature Period 6 Ms. Bueno Atonement The main characters in the novel, Atonement all have distinct characteristics and develop as a person differently. The character I will be focusing on will be the writer of the book, Briony. Briony is a little girl when we first meet her, but as the story progresses so does the character's development grow, either bad or good. Briony is someone who is used to being the center of attention and getting her way. She focuses mostly of herself, which can be a good thing, but also a bad thing.
MAIN IDEAS/LITERARY DEVICES NOTES: Purpose Audience Epiphany Dialogue Comparison Figurative Language Ethos Pathos The purpose of Tan’s essay is to show readers the vital role that language plays in everyday life and show that the quality of a person’s ideas does not rely on their knowledge or application of standard language. The audience could be aimed at generally anybody who is interested in English. More specifically, it could be targeted at people who do have encountered problems with language barriers. Tan had a minor epiphany while giving a speech with her mother in the audience. She realized the different variations of English she exchanges between her mother, husband, and the rest of the
In explaining this article, in term of organization and the maintaining of the content, organization of this article is the most important characteristic of her essay which logically talks about three significant parts. In the first part, she talks about mother language, in the second part, she talks about her biography specifically learning English as second language and living with it for the rest of her life, and in the third part she talks about comfortably of a person in written and verbal expression
Using blended English will make writing easier to read, comprehend, and reach a broader audience. A variation of English Tan uses is an informal almost slang form of English she uses with her mother and spouse. In the essay introduction, Tan states “Don’t judge a book by its cover or someone’s intelligence by her English” (Tan, 2003, p. 20). She recognized the forms of English used to speak to her family are very unique and knowing the differences can have a
In the story “Coming to Awareness of Language”, Malcolm X was in a situation where he wanted to learn more so he can understand books that 's when he started to read the dictionary to understand what the words meant later on he copied each word over and over so he could remember what it meant. In the story “Mother Tongue” it’s about about a girl that sees how her mothers’ problem of not knowing the language well affecting her mother and even herself when it comes to education. Then theres “Finding the Right Words to Express Me” the main idea of this story is that Henna had to balance out equally standard English and her natural language when it comes to different settings. These stories are related to each other by having different ways
This teenager focuses on the unfavorable side of everything. Instead of seeing her inability to make it onto the Math Team as fuel to try harder she sees it as unfair. Through my eyes, I think it’s important to properly motivate yourself to reach your goals. Life makes some things more difficult than others, but you have to attempt. If someone doesn’t make an effort to achieve the things they set out to do then they’ll feel like they can’t do
In recent years, there has been an increase in researching and finding solutions to bridge the gap between students from diverse cultural backgrounds. These research and findings can be found in several sources such as Innovative Voices in Education by Eileen Gale Kugler, Educating Immigrant Students in the 21st Century by Xue Lan Rong and Judith Preissle, and Culturally Responsive Teaching by Geneva Gay. Although the Reading and Writing Center’s main purpose is to help students effectively with reading and writing assignments by helping with grammar, mechanics, structure or content, tutors cannot help these students if they are not culturally sensitive. Tutors must be culturally sensitive when helping students because it forms a connection between the student and the tutor; therefore, this makes each individual session more effective. There are several cultural issues that tutors should be aware, which include oral english