When I look back in my life, I remember failing many of my literacy tests. All throughout middle school I had a really hard time understanding poetry, novels, and even short stories. I would study really hard in order to grasp the topic and thought I understood it really well. However, when I went to go take the test I would fail and have to retake it. Back then, I never would have thought I would get good grades in any english course.
He said he could feel his heart breaking and fought the urge to cry. The thoughts running through his mind consisted of ‘How could they let him pass on?’ and ‘How was he this old and not able to read?’ However, the most prominent one was ‘Why?’ After that day, Marcus decided he would take it upon himself to teach Deontey how to read. He went out and purchased his student a CD player and a headset for his class. So while his peers were reading out loud, Deontey followed along at his own pace. As time went on, he realized that his student did not even know cite words (e.g.
According to Allison Flood, “The school’s principal told parents in a letter that “we have all come to the conclusion that the community costs of reading this book in 11th grade outweigh the literary benefits”, saying that some students had found the “use of the N-word” to be “challenging”, and that the school “was not being inclusive.”(US school stops teaching Huckleberry Finn because of 'use of the N-word) which specifies that some schools across the country are banning the book due to its racist theme and lack of benefits. Also, according to Andrew Levy, “ Huck Finn was never meant to be a dusty classic palmed diffidently by teenagers between the hours of nine and three.” (6 Reasons ‘Huck Finn’ Is Not The Dusty Old Classic You Think It Is) which indicates that although it is classified as one of the classic American literatures, it was never meant to be a classic that is widely read by students throughout the world. However, despite the fact that the author uses the “n-word” numerous times throughout the book and the book not being considered a canon, it is still beneficial for the young adults’ understanding of slavery because slavery in the book was portrayed from the author’s point of view during the time it happened. Likewise, the text itself is not racist due to the fact that slavery did happen, and
Throughout the United States, there are books that many school districts despise teaching and have teachers not teach, some reasons being due to obscene language and controversial topics like racism and slavery. Those reasons can make this book uncomfortable teach because some teachers don’t know how to address these topics to their students and the fear of making students upset. However, these controversial issues in books stem from history; one of those novels being, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain. High schools like Friends’ Central School in Philadelphia (Akkoc) and all Minnesota school districts (Sabur) have decided to not include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in their 11th grade teaching curriculum’s, due
Harry didn’t wish to do this task because some of the kids in his year already disliked him for getting the attention, but he realized that since their new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, Dolores Umbridge, was only giving them book work and not actually teaching them how to defend themselves against He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named, he should take on the challenge. One student that had previously struggled was Neville Longbottom, but because of Harry’s guidance, Neville excelled with his spell-work. If Harry had decided not to fulfill his heroic duties many more classmates would have died in their war against
I wanted to obtain the standardized test results, but it was difficult to obtain from my practicum teacher because she didn’t have access to them and when I finally went to ask in the office they told me they couldn’t provide me with standardized test results because the lady in charge of those results had relocated at another school and they didn’t have access to them. But from what I know is that three of the four students I am working with are female and one of them is a male. All of the four students are Hispanic and they are considered English Language Learners. The boy is reading below grade level, his reading instructional level is the primer level, and his frustration level is 1st grade. One of the other girls from my group of students, her instructional reading level is 2nd grade, and her frustration reading level is 3rd grade.
The lull of turning pages sound as students read from identical books in their hands, uncomfortable and uninterested with a mandatory novel that is several years past its expiration date and relevance to them. The conditions in which a novel was read can have a lasting impact on the readers’ perceptions, in which many are blinded by the emotions from their first impression. Many Americans and students forced to read the book argue that The Great Gatsby is not as great as the American education system and society laud it as. The story of a man’s journey to attaining the love of his ex-girlfriend seems vapid and undeserving of its status as the greatest American novel ever. More accurately, however, the novel depicts a man’s journey in finding himself
My significant influence is my fourth-grade teacher. When I was little, my teachers could say that I was a little behind on my reading level. The problem wasn 't that I did not know how to read, it was understanding everything that I just had read. In fourth grade, I had to read a book and answer questions on that same book for a grade. I struggled on every single book and test.
Mumbling the words I 'm not sure how to pronounce. Reading quietly so no one can hear me fumble my words was how I read when called on to read in class. However due to being forced to read To Kill a Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, Dante 's Inferno, and the Odyssey in a short period of time taught me to read at an average high school pace. My reading times became shorter while the pages grew in number. The idea of reading aloud will forever strike fear into my bones, but I have regained enough confidence to make it through the
Middle school was the beginning of long textbooks and the curriculum that forced you to read and interpret books in their way. At that moment my love for reading disappeared, I didn’t like being told that I had to read a science fiction novel like House of the Scorpion or interpret The Outsiders in the way that I did. Literary classes picked apart the story so much you were unable to imagine the characters and the