Students will learn to do the right thing even if they do not feel like they should. Also, people believe that the cursing in the book is inappropriate for young readers. However, this is spurious because there are not many curse words mentioned in the book. Additionally, John uses symbols when he writes a curse word so that the reader can come up with another word. [add
After this they move on to a different subject. This is the first time that Julian verbally shows his irritation with his
In the story “7th Grade”(by Gary Soto) a boy named Victor tries to impress a girl, but he ends up embarrassed. In the text Victor has a French class with the girl he wants to impress(the girl’s name is Teresa). So since he wants to impress her when the French teacher asks if anyone knows French Victor’s hand goes up. Then the teacher asks him a question in French and Victor replies (mumbling) something about his grandma(p42-44). After the teacher asks him another question and victor replies(mumbling again) something having to do with September(p45-47).
For example, on page 11, the narrative breaks from past time to present time when Baldwin goes from describing how Ella Mae and Elisha were no longer seeing each other after school to talking about Johns birthday. While reading this, I thought that the narrative was still in past time, but when I continued to read it caught my attention that this was going to be a background story about John’s 14th birthday. Another instance of the use of Baldwin’s writing technique is in chapter two part two of “Gabriel’s Prayer”. In this chapter, Baldwin uses his writing
In the beginning of the novel, Finny decides to wear his pink shirt that his mom sent him, even though it was against school rules. Gene thinks that Finny is going to get in trouble for wearing a non-school uniform, but instead begins to understand that, “Phineas could get away with anything” (Knowles 25). The moment Gene realizes that Finny can escape the punishments he “couldn 't help envying him that a little” (Knowles 25). That was the first
For John’s situation I would suggest that he try to sum things up in a shorter manner when necessary. He can still go into detail when it’s necessary like for a paper or discussion. He also needs to try to more effectively explain things so he can keep from rambling on at risk of losing or confusing the reader. For Paul’s situation I would suggest he try to be a bit more hands on when researching or studying. He needs to just find the time to sit and critically read the information he needs to know.
In the story “7th grade” by Gary Soto, Victor embarreses himself many time on his first day of seventh grade and learns, to not blurt out without thinking. For example, Victor’s English teacher, Mr. Lucas asked Victor for a noun and he said Theresa. This shows that, Victor says Theresa because he was thinking about Theresa. He made a fool of himself by saying Theresa's name in English. In conclusion Victor made a fool of himself by blurting out Teresa's name instead of thinking about what to say.
“Having Freewriting as the foundation is good and it can also be conjoined with the preparatory work needed before a formation of ideas or words are written” (VanderMey, 2012). I may not know what I am about to jot down at times, but I can just start writing until it or all other strategies come together and make sense of what I am attempting to write about. “Prompting your work is to help you stay focused and reminds you to not give up. Executing the procedure to continuously write until you see your ideas unfold, and when seeing the outcome of freewriting unfold, you can then deem all these as supreme guidelines for a successful writing” (VanderMey, 2012). Journal writing is much simpler to grasp hold of because all it provides is an avenue to describe how you may feel or what you may
He feels struggled. He had to work harder and received a failing grade on the first paper. However, he said “I was both devastated and determined, my not belonging was verified but I was not ready to be shut down.” He decided to search the school’s library to look up the publishing’s of his Professor. He would write his paper, research the Professors writing style, and then revise his own writing. He finds success in this strategy but still struggles with feeling “foreign” and isolated.