Although this seems like a good reason to teach students about Anne Frank’s life and diary, some people will argue why the diary should not be used for educational purposes. One of the disadvantages is that Anne’s writing “does not represent the majority of the victims (history.ucsb).” The UCSB Oral History website states argues in favor of teaching Anne Frank’s story. The website says quotes Victoria Barnett in saying, “By getting to know the victims as people with faces, families, histories and personalities, the full scope of the tragedy becomes more vivid. Even today, the Diary of Anne Frank tells an immediate, personal story about what happened to the European Jews that the numbers and statistics cannot convey.”
Many people also feel that this book is irrelevant to student’s lives. However, kids should learn what life would be like for kids at their age in a different time period. Like what was stated before, in a history class, when we learn about the history, we learn about the straight facts, not as much of the personal lives of people living in that time. Since the novel is showing the personal recollections of one boy in the time period, students can identify the similarities between the two lessons. Since the similarities will be present, the students could make connections to both of the
“Bad boy” is a story about a kid who likes to act up and get in trouble in class until his teacher helps him by giving him a book to read to fill up the spaces in his life by distracting himself from getting in trouble. Sometimes in life there are kds in class/school who act up and dont get their work done, Sometimes in life kids find ways to get out of getting in trouble by distracting themselves by doing something good, Sometomes in life people help you until they had enough of you but then when they see you start doing good things then they decide to give you another chace. In the story “Bad Boy” written by Walter Dean Myers Sometimes reading can distract you from getting in trouble in School/class. First of all, Sometimes in life there are kds in class/school who act up and dont get their work done.
The book, True Notebooks, by Mark Salzman, is about the author volunteering at L.A.’s juvenile hall to teach young offenders how to write. The teenage boys in his class are high-risk offenders, they are in custody for murder or other serious crimes. This book is a great read for anyone, especially writing students, who can gain inspiration from these troubled kids who express themselves through their writing. This book should be required reading in Professor Marquez’ English B50 class because it is captivating, moving, and it can motivate a struggling writing student.
The essay “Proficiency” by Shannon Nichols is very effective. In this essay, Nichols provokes the reader to think about how this “proficiency” test may affect students by giving the example of how it affected her while she was in high school. She not only expresses the way the score made her feel and the negative effect it had on her attitude towards writing, but also points out how the score contrasted with that of her high school English classes. Nichols states that until the test, “Until that time, I loved writing just as much as I loved math. It was one of my strengths.
In the story, Camilla is teased by her classmates and is even talked about on the news- both of which affect her mental and physical states (Fletcher, 2017). When students read and discuss stories about bullying, they gain a better understanding of its effects and how to deal with similar situations in their own lives. Teaching and Learning Roadmap Lesson Title: Bibliotherapy Lesson Plan Subject/Topic Area: ELA Grade or Developmental Level: 4th Context for Learning: What do students already know that is relevant to this activity, or what skills do they already have, and how do you know it?
At first, it seems he is for helping his students overcome the struggles of trigger warnings because he mentions that during his class sessions, he prepares his students for grotesque content to come, “I would never want my students to be surprised by something horrific in their reading, whether the "Red Wedding" on "Game of Thrones" or the rape of Philomena in Ovid. Instead, I want them ready to work with challenging texts so they learn”. He believes that if students know what is going to happen next in a book, movie, etc. ,(even if that means spoiling the best part for some students), it will help the students learn. What he failed to take into account is that, there are groups of students who, once you have spoiled the ending/beginning of a particular thing for them, they will refuse to continue with the work.
Through studying this tragic event, the dangers of racism and prejudice will be clear. At ages most students learn about the holocaust, they struggle with loyalty, conformity, peer pressure, and belonging. The Holocaust may help teach youth to be aware of how to navigate these pressures of society and be able to make the correct decisions however difficult that may be (Why teach The Holocaust?). Stories of specific people from The Holocaust can engage students into a great lesson that they can take into their daily lives (Why teach about The
In an interview, Chbosky explains that The Perks of Being a Wallflower will allow readers to relate with the issues and find a common ground with Charlie and his friends and the problems that they face in the book. Charlie, a teenager has suffered from many problems including clinical depression, bullying, being a victim of sexual abuse and the loss of loved ones. All these problems ‘introduced in the book’ affects Charlie’s psychological state which eventually made him unable to continue living his life as a teen his age supposed to be. Chbosky’s character development within the book will make the readers relate to every aspect in Charlie’s character and his journey from adolescence to adulthood. At the beginning of the story he was broken, friendless and troubled teen eventually developing to a better person achieving his inner peace by the help of the people around him.
I believe that in doing this, teachers are distracting students from the writing’s content and structure. Teachers should teach literature for what it is, not for what values they can loosely connect to it. When I was a freshman in high school, we read The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. The book centered around a mentally unstable, socially isolated teen named Holden Caulfield.
To start with, the protagonist of the book, Melinda, is experiencing multiple difficult times in her life like her parents relationship is falling apart, recovering from the rape, and loneliness. Melinda has isolated herself from everyone else for so long, but also since everybody thinks she busted the party, they don’t want to have anything to do with her. As her peers at school bully her by blurting things out at her while she has a perfectly good reason why she called the police, she is afraid to stand up for herself. At the party, she was raped by Andy and didn’t know what to do after it happened, so she called the police in shock.
Throughout the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles, there are many important things portrayed that coincide with the fact that the book is a wonderful literary piece and should be read by many students. A Separate Peace is an absolutely amazing novel and should be a required book read by every high school student because of the following: it relates to High School students, it demonstrates how hatred can turn into something very evil, and it teaches people how to forgive someone despite previous problems. A Separate Peace by John Knowles relates very closely to students in high school because of the characters in the book being in high school and going through many of the same things that high school students do. “Like all old, good schools,
When I 'm finished with my essay I intend for my audience to understand that taking classes at any age is difficult. A student is a student and peer support is important to get through the day to day struggles associated with tough classes and/or teachers. It 's alright to take comfort in not feeling alone when coping with issues you come across. Communicating with fellow classmates regardless of age, race, or religion can help you cope with these difficulties. Everyone shares similar concerns regarding a hard class, or in this case, relentless
The idea is to relate The Outsiders to students’ lives for students to become more engaged in the reading and maintain the novel’s events by relating events, characters, etc. to students’ lives. IPTS 1C relates to this performance activity by how the competent teacher relates students’ lives and development into a lesson. I learned prior knowledge and incorporating students’ lives into a lesson greatly impacts student learning. Performance Activity 23: Observe and record how the teacher manages the classroom. What
Writing scared me in high school. The idea of writing a 10 page research paper, or a 6 page opinion essay terrified me. My fear of writing was created by the success I achieved in other subjects in school. Throughout my adolescence, I became accustomed to