The Freedom Writers Diary, written by The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell, is a book compiled of diary entries written by Erin Gruwell’s students. These diary entries detail the students’ lives; their struggles, their achievements, and their failures. Many say that this book is “inappropriate,” and try to ban this book from school curriculums because of the real topics that this book goes over, such as addiction, abuse, racism, and more. However, reading about these topics is actually beneficial to students. By allowing students to relate to characters in the book, students are able to see that they are not alone in their struggles.
Some suffer from depression or anxiety as a result of abused or raped. This is where great books come in to help. Many people don’t think there’s someone in the same situation or don’t know how to get out of a bad situation, but by reading a book about a character who has had depression and or anxiety it will help them overcome that obstacle because the reader can follow the footsteps of the character in the story to get better. People such as Sherman Alexie saw this first hand. In his article “Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood” he explains how he went to visit a school where they read his books in class, although is books were very horrific and sad many of the student could relate to the books giving the student a sense of relief after reading them.
Homework is one of the burdensome deeds in high school. Students hate to do it; teachers hate to grade it. Some people wonder, “If everyone hates homework so much, why not simply do away with it and make everybody happy?” If only things were so easy; unfortunately, they are not. Even though homework can often be tedious and time consuming, it does serve a reasonable, justifiable purpose. While it is often inconvenient and unpleasant, it is important that high school students be assigned homework to complete to help teach time management and provide extra practice with the content at hand.
In both books the main characters meet someone who changes their lives for the better. In both Anthem and Fahrenheit 451 it is considered a sin to be too curious or too knowledgeable. In Anthem Equality 7-2521 is punished by his teachers for being too smart and for being curious about the things that he learns in his classes. He is even punished for being quicker at learning than the other students and for asking questions in class. Equality 7-2521 wishes he was not the way he was and wants to be more like some of his classmates who are not as smart and curious as he is.
I could write a book just on the parental complaints I have received over the years while teaching about how “unfair” or “unclear” I was with a project. These grievances would almost always strongly imply that I, and not their child, was at fault for the poor grade. I would often find out that instead of assisting their child with these assignments, they would often do most of it for them. The result was the parents felt as if they deserved a better grade and it had little or nothing to do with their child’s effort. It was really about
Teaching the students self-control is important and takes time. Students will make mistakes but teaches need to make the mistake a learning tool by teaching the students a better way to conduct themselves. He writes “When we are unreasonable with students and humiliate them into submission, the benefit is really for the teacher and not the students”, this really hit home for me, I have seen that happen and the student shut down and he had a miserable rest of his year. We need to instill confidence in our students not talk poorly to them. Chapter Five-The Quiet Man (76-89) As I was reading this I was thinking that it was written just for me.
On the other hand, sometimes William needed help to find the resolve to keep going. Near the end of the book William is trying to learn more of the English language, but the L’s and the R’s get him every time. He was discharged by the fact that some of the little children at his school could speak the language better than he could. His teacher eventually told him, “Don’t be discouraged and give up just because it’s hard. Whatever you want to do, if you do it with heart, it will happen” (272-273).
We, teenagers tend to be irritable, sulky, and mostly getting into trouble in school. This is so sad guys, to think that there are people who are experiencing this kind of treatments, we people should not be experiencing this but sometimes we need it to serve as a lesson that we should lift ourselves, not give up and just keep fighting! Do you know some people who have been experiencing or suffering from this disorders? We all do, but how can we help them to recover and bring their happy life back? It’s not always easy to provide help and support for someone who is experiencing depression and anxiety as we all respond to situations and talk about things differently.
Stories such as The Lorax and The Sneetches are read to young children often stick with them throughout adulthood in many different ways. The morals of those stories help to teach people what our parents cannot. When people read those stories as children, they often miss the significance of certain elements in them. As these children become adults, they begin to realize just how important those books were, as well as the underlying darkness in them. In certain books such as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, the morals of the stories are not as easy to miss.
This quote is important because it was using an idiom and some young students might think they have to actually walk in someone 's skin to get to know a person. This connects to banned books because a lot of young students might go ask their parents if walking in someone 's skin is how you get to know a person and then the parents of these students will call the school and complain about what they taught their child. This again is where banning books come into place.Certain books have too much inappropriate stuff and students may learn too much inappropriate stuff from these
In chapter five, Walter is telling us how he likes school and the tribulations he was with teachers and students. On page seventeen, Walter tells us that since he has read for a long time he could read at a second grade level, so they suggested he should go to second grade, however Mrs. Dwrkin wouldn’t let him because of his speech immediate. So in this chapter Walter is having tremendous issues with his speech, because on page eighteen, it says that a kid named Manuel was making fun of Walter’s speech immediate, nevertheless Walter puts a stop to it by punching him in the face. So in chapter three, he’s also getting into a lot of mischief. Walter is telling us about how he has to take speech classes during the summer.
Today, there still lots of influences, even though roadblocks hold me back and make me do bad decision’s. During school it might be boring to do work but at the end we all learn new things. Also, many of us get lectured from our parents about a bad grade or a poor decision, but after middle school or high school the advice pays off to know about. Even though, lots of people know what they did and might be honest with the choice they made and that will help them with avoiding the roadblocks of knowing they were lying to the parent. To avoid the roadblocks is to do the right thing and make the better choice.
After mostly working individually, with some help from my partner, my teacher told me that my writing wasn 't original and that I needed to stop having my writing rely on others. This took me back, because normally as children we were praised for our writing and collaborative efforts, however, now individuality is key and writing is criticized more than
Now, because of his parent’s separation, he is distanced from both his peers and teachers, and now his grades began to plummet. At this point, it would be both wise and appropriate for a school counselor or a responsible, safe adult (parents, a trusted teacher, a sports coach, etc.) should know that this child obviously needs some kind of guidance. Without this said guidance, the child may develop antisocial behavior, and, like the example made in our book, he may begin to befriend other antisocial behaving children, which may lead to drug use or abuse, then
Even though she is brainwashed, it is a source of encouragement when she feels like killing herself. This is the same for students in school. Students may feel angry if they have lots of homework to complete. Technology can be there for comfort when they feel like giving up on completing an assignment. As it can be distracting, “tweeting a lesson, or having a website where students can post their ideas on using a concept innovatively can be a great idea generation tool” (Devisohoba).