Sherman Alexie and I both have two difference-makers in our lives that have and will continue to make a difference in our lives. In “Superman and Me”, Sherman Alexie’s difference makers were books and his father. For example, Sherman said, “My father loved books, and since I loved my father with an aching devotion, I decided to love books as well”. What Sherman meant here was that he decided to like books because like most children, they enjoy or want to enjoy what their parents have interests in. He liked that his father, unlike many other people he knew, had a passion for something that other people did not.
One can picture all of the characters mentioned and what they are imagining in great detail, Janie thinking of her bedroom and the location and even Phoeby hugging Janie hard. Furthermore, the word choose also allows for the reader to use imaging to truly imagine what is happening. In conclusion, this excerpt from the novel has many rhetorical devices that allow Zora Neale Hurston to write an effective ending to the novel. Throughout this excerpt, the reader can ponder upon many different literary devices used. These assist the reader while reading along this chapter along with the novel.
Memories that impacted my literacy journey During my life there have been many influential moments in the way I am , how I behave , my behavior and how I treat others . Some moments affected my personal literacy journey. These are some of the moments that have impacted my literacy ( the ability to read and write ) the most. My earliest memory with literacy ( that I can remember ) is my grandma taking my sister and I to the children’s section of the local library and making us sit down next to other kids in a bright green hairy *furry, shaggy* rug . All of the children sat surrounding a small platform where a short , chubby woman wearing a bright pink dress sat on a wooden chair .
I was really excited to get children’s books that I had in my bookshelf that I don’t read anymore, and I thought someone else could enough these books. I was really excited and motivated for the walk by seeing all my classmates bring bags of books. I also enjoyed doing bookmarks for the books. I really like doing crafts it is therapeutic for me, I thought writing inspiration quotes on
I chose to read The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis. The reason why I chose to read this book was because I find the Civil Rights Movement to be a very interesting topic to learn about. I enjoy reading historical fiction books because it is very cool to see the story from someone's point of view. I also decided to read this book because when I was younger I enjoyed reading books from the I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis and I figured that since this was from the point of view of a younger person close to my age, but it was a little longer and a higher grade level, that it was a step above that series and those are some of the reasons I chose to read The Watsons go to Birmingham. I learned many funny lessons from The Watsons go to Birmingham.
We talked about literacy sponsors and had to write a literacy narrative, where I reflected my growth in writing, and created goals on how I would like to improve. Obstacles were the main reason of why I didn’t learn how to read at a young age, but the people who believed in me helped me achieve my reading goal. They inspired me and embedded in me that failure would never overtake me if my determination to succeed were strong enough. Deborah Brandt helped define a sponsor as someone or something that supports, teaches, and acts as a literacy model and helps a person establish a literacy foundation “… makes it possible for someone to become literate and shape the way the person actually requires literacy” (Brandt 43).
My relationship with literacy has been a journey all on its own. From learning how to sound out letters and words, to reading my first sentence , I have developed quite a valuable foundation and platform, that will eventually guide me to success. I have had the pleasure of experiencing a love that just continues to blossom. A love that will never fail, nor will I fail it. This love that I speak of is my passion for reading, writing and literacy as a whole.
Reflection How to Read Literature like a Professor was definitely a ‘thought provoking read’ like the table at Barnes & Noble said. Although at first, I have to admit that Foster’s writing had bored me a bit, until I realized fact that I had subconsciously been thinking about what certain items symbolize and how they were important to the story. Overall, I enjoyed the work; Foster’s book is truly “A lively and entertaining guide to reading between the lines.” I liked the references Foster constantly gave to novels and movies, that helped me with visualizing what kind of ideas he was talking about, since I personally learn better through visualizations. Finding out about the classic fairy tales becoming modern ones, surprised me a bit;
The bible verse, "Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest," from the book of Matthew, chapter 11, verse 28, explains to go reach out to someone if you need help with anything. Moving on, I got into movies that were made from books and they seemed to help me picture the book better. For example, in my junior Honor's English class, we watched the Great Gatsby and it provided specific imagery in the book, which helped me understand it better. Mrs. Jenkins, my English teacher, was one of the reasons I started to read again and journal more often. Something she said had stayed into my mind and it turned around for
My situation was similar to the story of How Reading Changed My Life, by Anna Quindlen. In the story, the author gave a self-reflection on her passion and progression as a reader. Anna was a disconnected child that was loved reading books. Anna genuinely loved reading books for the sake of doing it and she enjoyed it. Reading books was a soul-searching experience for her because reading books brought joy to her, she dedicated her time to read books and she made reading books a part of who she was.
Caroline also introduced historical contexts, while integrating her purpose and the view of its surroundings of how the shrine was built in 1925. I thought it was pretty unique as I get the full senses of what the character feels as if I was part of this novel. The last book Caroline chose was Jasper John Dooley 's Star of the Week. It was a children 's book, but it heavily emphasized on making it fun, catchy, short, and joyful that kids love to read. Her inspiration came from the feelings of writing to an actual experience and thinking of names that are memorable to her.
When children read books they learn and take in what the books are trying to tell them. Theodor’s books had a way of doing just that through his writing. Theodor Geisel’s work “also endure because of his gift for creating rhymes that are fun to read aloud and easy to remember, but are not cloying or irritating(Porter William. ).” The words of Dr. Seuss can be stuck in a head for a long time. Through his books “he encourages children and adults to look at the world in different ways, whether this means upside-down, from the top of a tree or from inside a tiny speck(Porter William.
Literacy enriches our lives in an outstanding manner. From a young age, we are eager to sit by our parent’s side and listen to bedtime stories. As our love for reading and writing grows, our wealth and thirst for knowledge does as well. The ability to entertain and enlighten our world through literacy is exponential. Malcolm X spent the larger part of the day reading in prison.
I often imagine myself as the character of the stories and try to figure out what I would do if I was the character in real life. It is because of reading that it helped develop my interest in writing and journaling, which is enjoyable for me. Just like reading, writing is a great way for me to unwind. I love to write about topics I’m passionate about
There are many factors in a story that makes a story more interesting and fun. The book, How to Read Literature Like a Professor for Kids by Thomas C. Foster, introduces some that help readers make a joyful experience while reading. A few important and essential factors are symbolism, having only one story, and little details. Symbolism is very important to novels. It expands our creativity and imagination.