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.
His gaze never faltering. When asked to describe his feelings in that moment upon hearing that answer, Marcus said it had to be felt to be understood. 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?’
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.
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
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.
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
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
Miss Fisher asks, "Your dad must have taught you how to read, correct?" I replied, "Yes, ma 'am." "It 's not his job to teach you things, it 's mine," she said irritated. "How am I supposed to keep my job if Atticus wants to teach you or other kids how to read?" I didn 't respond.
As we grow older, most of us learn not to judge others until we understand their lives and how they live them. However, the younger population is generally not accustomed to this and usually believe that almost everyone lives life like them or similar to them. A massive part of aging is learning, which is just what the main character of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout, is beginning to understand. In the given excerpt, Scout’s father Atticus teaches her to look through the eyes of other people before judging them or their situation.
I remerber the first time I learned how to read. That was the hardest things I’ve ever learned. Because, when I was in kindergarden, I wasn’t a smart boy. I just wanted to play and play so, when my teacher asked me to read, I couldn’t do that because I never review my lesson at home. After that, my teacher told my mother to take me to a private class and also have to pay more to my school.
Many people know what it’s like to have a thirst for knowledge, but with that knowledge comes insight and emotions. Although the struggle to gain knowledge differs from person to person what we do with this knowledge is on us as people. Both Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X write about their thirst for knowledge and the emotions that come along with that knowledge, but Frederick Douglass’s essay was more successful because he had to struggle more to gain his knowledge and his motivation to learn is inspiring. Malcolm X’s struggle to gain knowledge was put upon him by himself because he made the wrong choices early on in life and had to deal with them. At a young age, Malcolm X chose to run the streets, hustle, and commit crimes.
The essay “Love your Immigrant Parents, follow your Bliss” by Andrew Lam is about his story of when he told his parents that he was deciding to drop out of medical school to become a writer. Giving out a message to the reader that it’s better to do the things that you love and are passionate about and not what is expected from you. What influenced Lam personally to follow his own path of becoming a writer was when he realized he fell in love with writing. However, Lam was also influenced by his bicultural background in a sense that he was Vietnamese and that made him struggle with “filial piety” but also had the influence of his American culture was what pushed him towards becoming a writer. This is reminiscent to Malcolm X’s “A Homemade Education