I have to learn English!” In other words, this event is the turning point when Flor felt that she had to assimilate with this American culture around her. Finally, she bought a self-learning English package and persistently studied each day. Actually, the low power distance between the Claskys and Flor as employer and an employee supports Flor to be confident in terms of communication. After she mastered English well, she does not mind to firmly state that she would stop working there. She was even daring enough to express her fury to Deborah in English.
Ha also has to learn a new language because she had to move to a new home in a new country with a new language. Ha states, “MiSSS SScott points to me, then to the letters of the English alphabet. I say A B C and so on.” This quote shows that even though Ha found a safe home with no potential threat of war, she faces challenges such as learning one of the most difficult languages in the world. Ha found a home in Alabama that is safe with no threat of war as there is in Saigon, but she faces several challenges a day and one of them is missing her father and wishing he will soon appear in her classroom one day. Ha states, “I wish Father would appear in my class speaking beautiful English as he does French and Chinese and hold out his hand for mine.” This quote shows that Ha has found a safe home but she still misses father and wishes he will soon appear back in her life.
Raised all my life in Puerto Rico and then transferring to America was a great challenge. I had to overcome various difficulties in order to adapt to new ideas, cultures, and lifestyles. One of the obstacles I encountered was adapting to school. Since I was five my parents wanted me to imbibe the English language in order to have an exceptional future filled with opportunities, but when I arrived all my hard work in learning English did not seem to matter at my middle school. I arrived in this country thinking I was going to be in the most challenging classes and be at the top but reality smacked me in the face the first day I entered eighth grade.
For example, she practiced shooting a target so her aim would be more accurate. This shows that she was patient and did her best even though it probably wasn’t super fun to practice. In addition, it stated in the story that, “She squeezed a rubber eraser one hundred times,hoping it would strengthen her thumb.” This proves that Lupe is a hard worker because she never won sports so she needed to work even harder. Also, in the beginning she won all these awards at school it says she was, “the school’s spelling bee champion, winner of the reading contest at the public library three summer’s in a row, blue ribbon awardee in the science fair,” and more Therefore she had to work hard for all of those awards because they didn’t come easy.
At the age of six, I graduated grade R and commenced grade one at Central Secondary School. My first year of school was unpleasant. I struggled with regards to spelling my surname correctly even though my grandmother drilled that technique in thoroughly. She would say: “Lebo just break it into syllables, MO-AT-SHE, it has three syllables”, and I still could not get it right. My cousin, Motheo Moatshe, would be the only one who was able to read and spell profoundly.
In the narrative “Grace Is A Gift” Laura Durham talks about how in the third grade her teacher showed her grace. She was told if she didn’t bring her spelling test at the end of that week that she wouldn’t be able to participate in the activities that the other kids were doing. That Friday she forgot her spelling test but her teacher had still let her participate because how much of a good student she was. The meaning of the story is that grace is a gift and that you should be thankful for it and not take it for granted because it’s not everyday that you are shown grace on things like turning in homework late. In the narrative Laura helps us understand what her point was by talking about her emotions.
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a highly respected lawyer as well as a single parent, raising his children, Jem and Scout. He makes sure to share many different kinds of lessons with both of them, but focuses on Scout because she is the youngest. He teaches his daughter to be nonjudgmental and to not form an opinion on someone based on a certain aspect, through both his words and actions. In order to help Scout grow and mature, Atticus teaches her the importance of trying to understand others and not to judge them based on appearance. It is significant for Scout, as a young child, to know the importance of seeing things from many different viewpoints and not just one.
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet was really big in Starting Gallaudet University it all started when he was playing and his brother and his sister were not playing with another child Thomas went up and tried to talk to the girl Alice but he didn’t know how to communicate with her so he grabbed his hat off of his head and wrote H-A-T in the dirt and she understood and he was inspired to teach other children. Since there were no schools for the deaf, Thomas traveled to England and operated with family schools of deaf students he tried to teach the kids to read lips but it was hard for them to understand. Finally Thomas Gallaudet taught Laurence clerk sign language, they then began to start a school in the year of 1817. When the DPN movement started most of the cops were not okay with the students barricading the school and crowding and screaming the streets. When Zinser was elected president three days of her presidential election she didn 't step one foot on campus.
[She] worked her first six years when there was work, or [she] sent her home and to his relatives” (Olsen 28). The narrator did the best she could to raise her daughter. All she wants for Emily is to “only help her to believe-- help make it so there is cause for her to believe that she is more than this dress on the ironing board, helpless before the iron” (Olsen 29). Emily didn’t have the same advantages as the other children, which is why “she compares Emily 's good behavior to the stubborn demands of the younger children in the family” (Werlock 1). The less advantaged past of Emily while she was growing up held her to not be greedy and constantly beg for everything like the other children who have a more privileged childhood.
Cardinal Spellman is one of the best schools in the Bronx. Many people are successful after graduating from there. Sonia’s parents made the right decision in sending her to catholic school. I would say that her mother, who works her butt off just trying to make sure that her kids get a good education. Her mother is struggles to make good money at her nursing job.
Maria’s mother would not buy her any toy she wanted but would buy her any book she wanted.” (Padian) This led to Maria’s big imagination. Her career goal of becoming a writer started at a very young age. “After she graduated high school, she went to a college at Middlebury College in Vermont. Maria loved Middlebury. She had wonderful teachers and they taught her that to be a good writer she had to be a good reader.