In the book, The Girl with the Brown Crayon by teacher Vivian Gussin Paley is based on her curriculum for her classroom activity that was an influence by the author Leo Lionni’s books. Her book shows us the discoveries with her students and about her own personal innovation toward her student and herself. Through this unit she based her activity on several of Leo Lionni’s book the class explores the themes of diversity and identity between themselves and others. This book approached issues with child-sensitive behavior issues and with the aspect of dual language learning also.
he Lady with the pet Dog, and Life after High School by Joyce Oates both demonstrate satisfactions and frustrations of romantic relationships and dramatizes unhealthy and healthy forms of love in different ways. The similarities between the two stories is greater than the differences when it comes to romantic love, the unhealthy relationship between characters, and the plot’s structure.
In the short story “Puppy” by George Saunders, Marie is driving to Callie’s house to purchase a puppy for her children, Josh and Abbie. Throughout the drive to Callie’s, Marie is trying to connect with her children but they are not interested. Once Marie makes it to Callie’s home, we can see how judgmental she is when she talks about the uncleanliness and disorganization. She decides against purchasing the puppy after seeing Bo, Callie’s son, chained to a tree. When she refused to purchase the puppy, she sealed the fate of its death. Marie is a suburban wife, loving mother, and want what’s best for her children. She views her children as her friends and does not discipline them. She
My interest in this topic stemmed from my English lessons, when discussing the novels we were currently studying, I began to question why we read the works we do how they help us progress as literary analysts. *add more here* This topic is essential as literacy is integral to our daily lives and as a student, I find it important to question why the works that we study
In¨The Veldt¨ Ray Bradbury uses Personifications to bring his story to life. In ¨The Veldt¨ they rely on machines to do everything from doing dishes to tying shoe laces. They call it a happylife home but is that “happylife home” really a “happy life home” ? They soon have to rely on the machines to do everything for them, they cannot think on their own. When Ray Bradbury uses personifications it gives the story so much meaning and adds depth to the story.
Wouldn’t it be exciting to grow up learning more than one language? Imagine being in Japan for a week on vacation with a group of friends, and one day decided to go to the oldest zoo in Japan, Ueno Zoo. To get to Ueno Zoo, riding the bullet train was a necessity, except knowing which line was the correct line, when to get off the bullet train, or even which ticket to buy was a daunting task. Nobody in your group has the confidence to ask the workers for help since they don’t have the knowledge of Japanese to help them. So everybody agrees to head back to the hotel to plan something else considering nobody knew how to speak a bit of Japanese, and that inability to communicate hurt your group’s confidence
The beloved children’s story, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt has reached classrooms and homes all over the world. The book spans 40 pages with 31 of those pages dedicated to the actual story. The story has just around 1,000 words. The number of words per page varies significantly between 5 and 96. However, the pages with letters from each of the 12 crayons span between 50 and 96 words per page. The illustrations by Oliver Jeffers carry the story through. Jeffers designed the story to have simple illustrations that are reminiscent of a young child’s own abilities. In fact, these drawings could almost be done by a child. This makes the story more accessible to children
What would it take for someone to eat a rack of perfectly smoked baby back ribs covered with an amazing barbeque sauce? Consequently, what would it take for someone to eat a medium rare rib eye steak topped with a stunning red wine sauce? For the majority, there will be no hesitation or even a second thought to devour either dish. Conversely, what would it take for someone to eat dog? In the reading "Let Them Eat Dog", Jonathan Safran Foer, the author of two bestselling, award-winning novels argues, "Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity". Ultimately, Foer thinks that from an economic standpoint, its time to admit that dog is a sustainable food source for the human race, through several strategies such as quotes, statistics, cultural differences, humour, imagery, and credibility.
There are many factors in a story that makes a story more interesting and fun. The book, How to Read Literature Like a Professor for Kids by Thomas C. Foster, introduces some that help readers make a joyful experience while reading. A few important and essential factors are symbolism, having only one story, and little details.
The poem I chose to analyze is We Wear the Mask, written by Paul Lawrence Dunbar in 1896. Its theme is about hiding our true feelings and emotions, and lying about who we are. When looking at Dunbar’s life history, and the political context at the time, we understand that he efficiently uses this theme in order to talk about how black people have to hide how they feel about their social status and the treatment they receive from white people. He conveys the theme to the audience thanks to a clever word choice. Indeed, he talks about “grin” and “smile”, using facial expressions as a description of the mask (Dunbar, lines 1 & 4). We realize he’s talking about the mask, and not the real emotions of the person, thanks to a contrast between negative
“Never say goodbye because saying goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” - Peter Pan
The book is a great book for children of all ages as it influences a child’s growth and development as it focuses on the skills of speech and language as well as cognitive development.
One of the first steps that I had taken when I approached this weeks assignment was to determine how the article had fit into my research topic. While it was difficult as I remained intent on finding the articles that dealt with Transnational Criminal Organizations and Terror groups, the search was made a bit easier with the APUS library. After I had located the articles I believed I was going to be using one of the next steps was to determine the articles content, I had questioned the content as well as what the author was trying to convey. As was described in the lesson this week as well as seeing the example given, I made an outline as well as placed them in my own words. What my criteria was in order to determine what was appropriate was, the keyword as well as content.
Also, there can be several opinions to one aspect. Thus, when reading and analysing a novel, students should have the opportunity to develop ideas and concepts of their own. Aside from that, a novel makes the reader aware of the aspect of subjectivity. The characters in a novel have their own subjective way of looking at the world surrounding them. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, in particular, shows the view of a disabled person and his aims in life, which makes students think of their own