Or why he was supposed to say these things. Understanding the confusion about these things and knowing that there is more than one way to get to the goal, loving and understanding literature, is the true reason that Graff has an advantage as a literature teacher. In his youth the fear that Graff felt towards books was based on the predicate that, if you liked books you were “a sissy”
For instance, when Alexie introduces how he learned to read, he states: “The words themselves were mostly foreign, but I still remember the exact moment when I first understood, with a sudden clarity, the purpose of a paragraph.” In making this comment, Alexie magnifies the impact reading would have for his future. Alexie’s point in writing this sentence, is to demonstrate that learning to read requires perseverance. However, persistence will be rewarded, with the knowledge provided by reading. By doing this the author is trying to say that today, there are unlimited resources for reading; therefore, educators have to take advantage of this opportunity to evoke passion for reading in their students, regardless their ethnicity.
Sherman Alexie and I both have two difference-makers in our lives that have and will continue to make a difference in our lives. In “Superman and Me”, Sherman Alexie’s difference makers were books and his father. For example, Sherman said, “My father loved books, and since I loved my father with an aching devotion, I decided to love books as well”. What Sherman meant here was that he decided to like books because like most children, they enjoy or want to enjoy what their parents have interests in.
In conclusion, Alexie’s quote has proven a great impact on not just his but those he teaches lives and maybe even the reader’s point of view. Sherman Alexie was determined, and with that he succeeded beyond what his peers saw in his race. Alexie’s quote was the beginning of his courage to move ahead and keep going no matter what came his way. Sherman Alexie, a Indian native, learned to read/ write with his utmost ability, will, and multiple innovative
His family was in need by normal standards, but overall he came from a middle class background. The main plot of his essay was that Alexie was different than his fellow other Native Americans due to the fact that he learned how to read and could read very challenging works, such as the Grapes of Wrath at a young age. Has he gets older, Alexie values education and knowledge and does not let preconceived ideas of the stereotypical concepts of how Natives Americans “are” let them get in his way. In this essay Alexie juxtaposes himself in his own essay to demonstrate how he broke the stereotypes against him.
The main characters in both literary piece must overcome challenges by using their knowledge. They must conquest what is getting in their way by using their intelligence; whether it may be Gods trying to delay his journey back home or defying society and trying to create diversity. Another way these books were similar was that both of the main character’s mentors were very smart and use their knowledge to help them. In the Odyssey, Athena helps Odysseus when he most needs her. In Fahrenheit 451, Faber helps out Guy when he is struggling with reading and his stress.
The Hardships in Life As we grow up, we learn to solve our own problems and overcome the hardships we face. A good example is Frederick Douglass’s hardship of learning how to read and write, and how he overcame the situation that he was by working hard. Likewise, obtaining my US citizenship is my hardship I am facing. Like Douglass, I must find a way to persevere and find a solution to my hardship.
I have a lot of self-efficacy in my values and skill relating to this career path. I will continue to build on my personal traits, as well as professional experience, to appeal to potential employers when I reach that stage in my career path. Pediatric Occupational Therapists address many different areas, being cognitive skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social skills, and self-care tasks. Weekly schedules can vary, depending on the child and his/her needs. It also depends on the environment I placed in, which can be a school, clinic, hospital or even a separate private program.
Geoffrey Sirc wrote “The Autobiography of Malcolm X as a Basic Writing Text” to convey to his students and all students of literature that this book “teaches the importance of passion and strength of character” that these are “essential attributes to growth as a writer.” This journal article reaffirms the reason why all students should be required to read the book and Sirc states that autobiography allows the student to develop a deeper understanding of how to be inquisitive when confronted with stereotypes or ignorance. The affirmation comes in the form of a quote from Malcolm X in the epilogue of the book “People don’t realize how a man’s life can be changed by one book” (X and Haley 400) and the impact that statement would have on future
My artifact is about a book I read called Fahrenheit 451 and We had to pick a theme or character to talk about and analyze their changes throughout the book. What I learned through the essay is that you need to revise your work all the time to catch your mistake and you have to be patient to find these mistakes. The main idea in my essay was to show Montag change of talking about books throughout many event that captured Montag to change his feeling towards books. It shows that people can change throughout time when they have motivation and help with them. We were assigned this artifact because the way how the book progress and the message in the book stating that we are paying attention more to media then books.
While taking English 090, I have learned to overcome this fear. Getting feedback from others during workshop days was very useful because I received tips on how to make changes to your paper to make it stronger. This gave me the opportunity to practice my critical reading/thinking skills by actively reading our partners papers. This also gave us the freedom to leave remarks in the margins of others’ essay to not only help them, but help ourselves learn. While writing the unit 3 paper, I got to practice and meet the course objective of actively reading.
“Achievement is talent plus preparation” (38) as Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers puts it. Gladwell wrote this book on behalf of the cultivated community. The intended audience is very evident for the reason that readers must appreciate the book. In order to do so, readers must have either gone through the many ups and downs to reach success, missed out on chances given, or just have the ability to recognize that they need to take every opportunity ahead of them. Gladwell wrote this book for numerous reasons.