“Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto and What it’s About At first Victor didn’t like seventh grade for many reasons. However, the text shows many ways that Victor changed in that prospect. For example, he went from saying he felt awful to saying that he would like 7th grade, he also went from hating French class to loving it, and finally he changed from trying to impress Teresa to just loving her. First of all Victor changed from saying he felt awful to saying he was going to like 7th grade.
I chose the book by Neila Connors, If you Don’t Feed the Teachers, They Eat the Students!:Guide to Success for Administrators and Teachers to review. The book is an easy read and is refreshing in its approach as a guide for administrators. The author uses cooking metaphors to offer some practical advice on how to be an effective leader. Although the tone of the book is light and funny, it does a good job addressing the serious task that all school principals face, creating a positive and encouraging environment for teachers. As the book emphasizes the teachers are the foundation of the school, unhappy staff will not produce successful students.
In the narrative “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris, David narrates his experience in Paris. When David moved to Paris, his goal was to learn the language. He had taken classes in New York before moving to France. On the first day of his French class, his teacher came in and slowly started to belittle everyone in the room. As the day of introductions continued, David starts making comments about the females in the room, and the teacher belittle every students, therefore, making both bullies.
Rumors and assumptions are dangerous when it comes to keeping relationships. An example of the play “Mystery of the Suffocated Seventh Grader” is the game telephone. In the Play Perry Paulson spreads rumors and is a rumor. Liz just assumed that Principal Nolan was talking about Perry Paulson when she overheard him saying how he had killed something.
The short story, “Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto is fiction and the purpose is to entertain its main audience, readers around the age of 10-14 years old. The theme of the text is that you just need to be yourself and you will have friends, or a maybe a girlfriend in this case. “Seventh Grade” is a good short story as a result of the numerous literary elements included in the story. The author used third person limited to show the story through Victor’s eyes and show the readers how he feels throughout the situation, like when he is embarrassed after he said he knew French but he was lying.
Against School by John Gatto is an essay that attempts to persuade the reader that public education fails to educate its students. The main way Gatto tries to persuade his audience is by presenting anecdotal evidence and by showing the historical narrative to the education system of the Untied States. Gatto attempts also attempts to reach out to his audience by referring to commonalities in the public education system that have been experienced by many people. Overall the essay is persuasive but lacks any practical authority. The first thing the author does is provide background, background on himself and the situation with education in the United States; and, this is what the author primarily does.
What is school really trying to do with our lives? The article “Against School” by John Taylor Gatto is an article that talks about the problem of schools and how the goals are not what they say they are. First. the author talks about how the school system creates boredom and what could be done to fix it. He then talks about how school is not needed in its required class times, what the schools say the goals are for the students, and where our school system originated from.
“What could she do?” (Soto 3). We have all at some point or another been the victim of circumstance, whether we accept it or not. The short story “Mother and Daughter” by Gary Soto tells the story of an instance in which eighth grader, Yollie Moreno, is the victim of circumstance. Yollie is a smart, but innocent, young woman who lives with her impoverished mother.
As Stated by the author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids, by Thomas Foster, authors use certain varieties of weather conditions in order to set a mood in the story that’s relevant to the scenario present. Foster explains this action as saying, “But an author doesn't have a quick shower of rain, or a flurry or snow, or a flood or a blizzard, for no reason at all (Foster, 59).” What the author is trying to remark is that authors don't put unnecessary weather unless it contributes to the plot or the mood, sometimes even using it as means of ivory. One example of weather being used in the movie clip from Toy Story is rain. The rain didn't start until Sid was just about the release a rocket outside with Buzz attached, which
Maturity is the feeling of needing to prove that one is sophisticated and old enough to do certain things. In the short story “Growing Up,” Maria’s family went on a vacation while she stayed at home, but when she heard there was a car crash that happened near where her family was staying, she gets worried and thinks it is all her fault for trying to act mature and angering her father. Society wants to prove how mature they are and they do so by trying to do things that older people do and the symbols, conflict, and metaphors in the text support this theme. First and foremost, in “Growing Up,” Gary Soto’s theme is how society acts older than they are and that they just want to prove they are mature. Maria wants to stay home instead of going
In Gary Soto’s short story ‘Growing Up,” the main character, Maria, says, “‘I know, I know. You’ve said that a hundred times,’ she snapped.” Maria is acting ungrateful because she doesn’t want to go on vacation with her family and she is arguing with her father about it instead of being grateful for what she has. Being grateful is feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness and being thankful. In the story Maria argues with her father about not wanting to go on vacation with her family and claims that she is old enough to stay home by herself.
Mason White Ms. Edoff Writing February 13, 2017 This short story is called “7th Grade” by Gary Soto. This is a short story about a boy, Victor, who is going through seventh grade. He likes a girl, Teresa, and is trying to impress her. He tries to impress her by acting tough and pretending to know french in French class.
In the story “Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto the setting took place on the first day of school where Victor meets this girl named Teresa that he really likes he thought that this year would be the year he ask’s out Teresa. This also took place in Fresno, CA where it is really really hot so Victor wants to take French because he might move there, but he has no idea how to say anything he just tries to impress Teresa by scowling and trying to speak French, but it dosen’t really work out. He doesn’t really like his classes like, French or math so he tries to hide in the back so he can’t get called on, but he tries to act like he knows what he is talking about to date Teresa. One day the teacher calls on him and he starts saying random stuff in French to impress the girl, but one day he actually impresses Teresa and Victor ends up teaching her French.
“Inside Out” by Francisco Jimenez is a Realistic fiction about a kid who speaks a different language from the others. In the beginning, Francisco goes on the bus that will soon arrive at his new school. Soon, he is meeting his new teacher and the principal and his classmates but doesn't understand what there saying because they speak English and he speaks Spanish. He got into a fight with a popular kid and gave a good picture to his teacher, she hung it up but then one day it was missing.
Maybe you should learn French, too?” “Catherine, I don’t think I want to learn French. English and Latin are going to be hard enough and then French? It may be my mother tongue, but it’s so different from English and Latin!” He seemed to be back to panicking like a schoolboy before a