In the very beginning, the book opens up with a clear hatred of the english teacher Mr.Griffin. Talking about how he assigns to much homework and his tests are way to difficult. Often times the main characters would get straight F’s on his assignments. Except for Susan who is the only one to pass his class. This foreshadows the plan
be, it also teaches you the consequences of the acts you make that affect in many things in your life. I also saw that different social class type of people cannot be too friends with each other because they didn`t like each other because they were different from each other. I liked the point of view of the story because it was a first person point of view and the narrator was a boy living in gang that was in a war, it really was interesting that the narrator was only twelve years old and he wanted to fight in rumbles and do things people in gangs do, he was very
Another thing is, Victor and Martha want something but it's different from one another. Like Victor wanted Teresa to like him back because he didn't know if she liked him back. He's also starting 7th grade and likes Teresa a lot. Martha though, she wanted a jacket that was hard to get because of the requirements of having the highest grades.
Some classmates felt that his last shred of hope to keep him alive was his hatred for the party while others agreed that his love for Julia would help him from conforming back to the ideals of the party. When discussing what another classmates have found in class it has helped me to understand other points I might have overlooked in the novels we have read. I have improved from these activities by writing down other points and
We were all given parts of the book to memorize and speak during our presentation of the book to our parents. This literacy event in my childhood provided me with the opportunity to see that reading can be fun. The book used letters of the alphabet and pictures of them in a new and interesting way. Mrs. Biando also used a tape of the book to hear a story being told by an expressive
Mr. Keating has many quirky teaching methods, he told his students to rip out pages in their book because they were pointless. Keating assigned the work of writing a poem, Todd is the type of student who does homework and everything but it just so happens that he got distracted by his
These boys are taught to be a little bit different. The group of friends learned that the friendship created between them and their teacher was a meaningful thing in their life. While on the desk, it could be thought that the boys are remembering all of the things that their teacher taught them. Taught them to think more like a romantic, to read, and to understand. They are taught to most importantly, be
Richard slowly began to miss his home and his younger brother Kenny, he realized that it is not easy to be away from home in a long period of time. For example, “It made me sad that Mama had written to Peewee to day that she loved me. She hadn’t even told me that when I was leaving.” (121). At this point in the book, I realized that Richard was very young to be in the war by himself and didn’t know how to act when he was writing to his own mother.
The time Richard’s dad left he didn’t know about it and had to find out later, he felt left outing his children good “having grown taller and older, I now associated with older boys and had to pay for my admittance into their company by subscribing to certain racial sentiments” (78). This shows that he’s trying to be with older people because he doesn’t feel young anymore and had to show that he is becoming a man Richard has trust issue. when he told his friend “Don’t be angry, frightened and baffled, he left me. I felt sorry for him” (117) Richard shows that he could relate to being left out and being alone so he’s trying the there for his
The teacher uses foul language against the school students. We see this when it says “teachers brand pupils ‘scumbags’. This suggests that the writer is very dramatic and is someone who has no understanding of the difficult tasks the teachers have to go through everyday. Teachers can be stressed due to the work and can affect the student and teacher relationship in many different ways. I disagree with this point because in my school none of my teachers has never called me foul names, been disrespectful or rude.
The story is about Charlie, a fifteen year old boy who starts his first year in highschool. Charlie is a shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward guy. In the book, Charlie writes letters about his life to an unknown person. In the letters, he talks about his fear of going to highschool, and how he is struggling with some things that happened to him in the past.
The short story “The First Day” by Edward Jones depicts an economically challenged mother’s obstacles in taking her daughter to her first day of kindergarten class through the perspective of the young girl. Jones uses repetition and imagery to reveal a mother’s willingness to do anything in order to provide the best quality of life for her children. The author starts by describing the details of both the girl and the day. The girl seems content with her clothing and material possessions.
Engaging students in reading has always been and might always be a hard task if educators and parents do not seek to find ways to engage the minds of the children. If that is not done then children grow up with a pre-conceive notion about reading which would make it harder for them to read a book on their own, like reading or even see the value of it. Unfortunately, I can say that I was a student who never liked reading, who never saw the value of it and rather watch a movie based on book than read it but I can proudly say that I no longer share those views of my younger self and I do see the value and benefits of reading and appreciate it much more. As a prospective teacher, I try to identify strategies and activities that would foster students
The poem “Richard Cory” by Ewin Arlington Robinson is one that I and many others can relate to in one way or another. Whether they relate to Richard Cory, who has it all or the townspeople wanting more. The theme we see in this poem is that money does not buy happiness. It tells the story of a wealthy man that everyone looks up to but little do they know he has issues of his own. The people are so blinded by his fortune that they don’t notice his sadness that drove him to suicide. Robinson was trying to spread the message that less is more. You should make the most of what you have.