In class we read “The Boy Code” written by a journalist, Michele Landsberg. I liked the format/layout of the article because the author initiated her introduction with an abstract outline, which gives the reader an overview of the topic. For example, “Landsberg questions the worldwide tendency to raise boys to be tough and emotionally limited.” This statement (located in the last sentence of the abstract) tells the reader the author will explain her concerns about the controversial issue throughout the article. Thus, the abstract benefits readers as it helps them understand what they will be reading and how it will impact them and their lifestyle. One thing I dislike about the article was when the author states, “Schools must take
Especially with the buggin’ doors about to close…” (16.46, Dashner) Newt, from The Maze Runner, states that the doors of the Glade. This is an example of Dystopian literature, like Anthem by Ayn Rand. Dystopian literature is popular amongst teens because kids around that age are interested in the dark, suspenseful, tension-filled books. Love these days, that’s what teens like in Dystopian novels, but if it’s being forbidden it’s hard is to deal with. In Anthem (Ayn Rand), this quote explains why Equality has a ‘boring’ life.
In the article written by Hephzibah Anderson, Anderson states that Roald Dahl wrote macabre books for children to remind us that children’s lives are not always full of sunshine. First, she talks about how dark some of these stories tend to be and gives us some opinions about whether or not they help children. Then she gives us some background information on the author 's life, expressing how this may have caused him to write this way. Though many of the facts she showed influenced a negative idea of Roald Dahl, Anderson uses a quote, by Maria Nikolajeva, to show how these macabre stories can be “healthy” and “an important cognitive affective function”. In the end, Anderson shows us how children’s books can be both happy and sad while still
The first poem in the collection is Collins’ own “Introduction to Poetry,” a humorous description of how people treat poems and a useful technique to explore poems. Tania Runyan wrote How to Read a Poem based on “Introduction,” and “poetry how-to” books are useful for a teacher who wants to move beyond exposure, or for a teacher whose students have read poems and are now demanding answers regarding them. Although her list is slightly dated now, Colleen Ruggieri’s favorite books and websites are interesting and useful to other teachers. An educator should not hail these books like Bibles, but students should be taught to explore poems while reading. Runyan’s guide is a great model because she explains the techniques thoroughly, provides her
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.
Cheryl Dobbertin’s Just How I Need to Learn It discusses how it is essential that students should know where they lie, regarding pre-assessments for lessons. I think her article is great and I love how this middle school math teacher implements this station teaching into her classroom. I would use this method of reflecting on pre-assessments in my classroom, because I agree that it is important for students to reflect on their placements in learning. It actually reminds me of students doing a KWL chart on themselves: what do I know, what do I want to know, and what did I learn. Students are honest about not knowing what denominators are, or mixed numbers, etc.
Mean Girls was based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes that was written by Rosalind Wiseman. The film described the social circles of female high school and the results they can inflict on girls. Aaron Samuels was the one who sat in a Math class in front of the so-not-nice girl. He was absolutely this crazy school’s teen heartthrob. Even though he was termed as “super hot” however, there was just one flaw that made it unlucky for a girl who wanted to do so much more than looks alone.
‘What is perspectives?’ I clearly remember Mrs. Faith asking us to jot down the various perspectives in our notebooks. For me, that was a drag, but I had to do it, and so the TOK story starts… Cultural Perspectives: I began reading the textbook engrossing myself by every second. Different cultures always caught my eye and suddenly learning about that in school had me even more excited for the upcoming TOK lessons. ‘Culture is the fabric of meaning in terms of which human beings interpret their experience and guide their action’ - Anthropologist Clifford Geertz.
My first Everest goal is to be a risk taker by trying new things in school and ask questions about things that I want to know more about. My second Everest goal is to work hard in Social Studies because I find that class boring and I need to try harder and pay more attention.I will do this by focusing on my work and turning things in on time. My third Everest goal is to get much better grades by studying for tests at home and doing my homework before I play video games. One thing that I am good at being is caring. I care about power and always go and check for lights that are on to save power.