Without individuality and creativity school is lifeless. Not only does this affect these students, but can also affect the other students by taking away their chance to build social skills and other important life skills. Alix Spiegel uses more examples such as a conversation that took place between a mother and her son. Within this conversation, the mother goes on to tell her son that smart adults talk about books. This was her response to the comment that was made about him and his friends talking about books during recess.
Before the RMA Nathan struggled with reading and felt bad when he was called upon to read in class. When the teachers helped him understand his readings and boosted his confidence Nathan began to read better. The teachers focused on Nathan’s strategies as a reader and used that to help him become an empowered reader. 4. On pgs.
He’s ashamed because his brother wasn’t born like everyone else. His brother was born different and he was embarrassed because of him. He decided to help him out with simple things he couldn’t do by himself. At the end of the story the narrator goes outside with Doodle to go to swimming lessons. After Doodle’s lesson, there was lightning outside so they tried to hurry home.
Twisted This summer, I chose to read the book Twisted which was written by Laurie Halse Anderson. In Twisted, I noticed how each of the main characters personality traits played a key role throughout the story. I realized who I would and wouldn’t enjoy as a classmate. I know that classmates can “make or break” a class so they’re an important part in a classroom environment. If you have classmates who respect, listen, and lend their helping hand to each other, then you will most likely have a great classroom environment and experience in that class.
He needed help and seeked attention from others until one day, a “do-good” counselor called his house and got him put back into the school system. Although he was very thankful for her kindness, he could not thank her, for he knew he was going to have to drop out again to help out at home. At the age of sixteen, Myers had dropped out of school again and joined a gang. He got into all kinds of trouble, and although he didn’t like it, he continued to do bad things until his parents sent him off into the army at the age of seventeen. The army, his awful home life, tons of research, and his love for writing literature inspired him to write this novel.
The students would write in each open area an important family value, such as love, support, thoughtfulness, and honesty. I would then have the students discuss in small groups what values they notice that were similar. Applying Firebird to my classroom, I would use the idea of mentors of role models. I would partner with high school seniors to come in and talk one-on-one to my students. This would allow my students to interview the senior of what made them successful in the areas of academics, personal life, and hobbies.
In August Wilson’s Fences, Troy is the main character, or protagonist, and demonstrates his life and how he treats the people in it. Troy is an older man, who can not accept how times and people are changing, impulsive, and shows tough love to his children. Troy once tried to play professional baseball, but they rejected him due to his skin color. His younger son, Cory, is trying to play college football but his father denies his ability to play. Troy believes since they didn’t allow him to play because of his skin, they wouldn’t allow his son to play either.
“Are you sure you aren 't in the wrong class.” I remember my first day of 7th grade I felt out of place because I was one of the smallest kids. Then the author describes how fast Moose swings the baseball bat. When Moose is playing baseball he keeps on missing the ball and striking out because he is just too big of a guy they don 't have a big enough bat for him. Whenever I used to play baseball I had the opposite problem. Then the next way the author uses imagery is when Moose likes Piper so he asks Scout if he thinks she is pretty.
My brother got mad that I was playing with his toy. So my brother took his toy from me, I was mad so when he left his toy I grabbed it and broke it with a baseball bat it flew into a million pieces and landed in the dirt. I felt bad that I broke his to but he wouldn 't let me play with it. When my brother found the broken toy he was furious, he knew I broke his toy, and he was going to beat me up. So I ran to my parents, and got him in trouble for not letting
My decision is clear but I just don’t know how to tell my dad; sometimes we are concerned about other people’s feelings, that we don’t do what we truly love. I knew that baseball wasn’t what I loved to do, running cross country was but I was contemplating on how to tell my father. It was his love for baseball that got me in it but it wasn’t what I
Troy’s life is a symbol of the game of baseball, with starts, stops, and lost opportunities. He may not have been able to control his life through the days of the Jim Crow laws and couldn’t get into the major leagues, but baseball still followed him throughout his life. Baseball harmed his relationship with his family throughout his life. He missed many opportunities to fix what his mistakes in his life, but never realized he had a chance to fix them. He made so many mistakes that they probably won’t ever be able to forget.