As I was sitting there in class listening to the teacher talks about this project and at the same time complaining about the workload (mostly because we need to conduct an interview), I unconsciously, with the pencil in my hand, started to doodle. (Doodles are spontaneous marks that can take many forms, from abstract patterns or designs to images of objects, landscapes, people or faces. Some people doodle by retracing words or letters, but doodling doesn 't include note-taking.) I drew random objects that don 't even make sense. I had a bunch of faces (emojis) drawn all over my notebook and a bunch of lines that intertwine so many times that you can’t even see them as “lines.” Maybe it’s just because I don 't have the “artistic gene” in me.
She takes her job of teaching seriously, not just for black students, but also for all students. At the end of the class, Mrs. Peterson dismissed everyone except Rolland. All through grade school, Rolland got Ds and Fs in every subject except reading and math. He simply lacked
There are many different ethnic groups represented in the class, such as Italian, Polish, and Moroccan. Few people were contributing to the discussion because on that certain day it was on a voluntary basis. One of them was a Moroccan woman who spoke French, but enrolled in the class to improve her grammar. The narrator paints her as annoying, know-it-all type who was taking it too seriously. “By the end of her first day, she’d raised her hand so many times, her shoulder had given out” – this is how the narrator describes her ceaseless activity (463).
She mentions that her and her sister have to study nightly. At the beginning of the story Sonia is in math class. She is thinking to herself that she doesn’t quite understand the math. She describes the class around her as “the people” and refers to herself as a “pipsqueak”. There was sound from the back who were “the People” who sat in the back and talked, ate, and actually paid attention when they only wanted to.
A seemingly unlikely pair, they are drawn together by the one common interest; their love of writing. While they do have writing in common there is still some contrast; Skeeter was able to finish school and obtained a degree in English and Journalism whereas Aibileen was forced drop out of school when she was a child to help support her family. Subsequently she “writes an hour, sometimes two every day” so that she stays sharp. (175) Aibileen was apprehensive of her relationship with Skeeter, she worried that she could not truly trust her and that she would be in trouble, but as they continued to write the book Aibileen knew she would need to put her trust in Skeeter. Trusting Skeeter was especially difficult since she was telling Skeeter stories she had never told anyone before, such as why she writes every day.
In “Sharon Cho” from Speaking of Reading, Sharon Cho discusses how, why and the positives to reading. She read everything, she was sick and out of school a lot and reading was what she would do when she was out of school. Simultaneously, while she was reading she picked up on many things including, she now has a better vocabulary and she is more creative. After all, reading makes Sharon feel good about herself, superhero comic books made her feel grand. She felt like she could be a superhero, and felt like she was.
Flashback to my junior year. I sat quietly in my AP Lang class as my teacher, Mrs. Fisher, announced that the reading competition between the language arts classes called for the book count for September. She stood at the board, marker in hand, staring out expectantly at her large class. Hands shot up across the classroom, and my own nervous hand rose up to join them. Mrs. Fisher happily chalked up the small fortune of books that our class had read.
The role of the diary is very known and key in this book, I 'll tell you why. Young girls who keep a diary you 'd think write about the boys they like and the girls at school and the young drama that they think is life ending at the time. But Alice on the other hand wrote about her struggles, pain and what she was doing that was so wrong in her mind. She told the diary everything that happened usually on a daily basis. When Alice did drugs for the first time she didn 't tell a friend or her parents she told her diary.
Melanie is a normal child with child-like thoughts. Throughout the week, Melanie has classes but “Saturdays are long and dull, and hard to get through. Melanie tells herself aloud some of the stories that the children have been told in class” (Carey 165). Boredom and finding a form of entertainment is not a norm for a monster but it is for a child like Melanie. Melanie’s thoughts are more of a child who has been grounded, which she is in a way, and as a result of her isolation, she finds a way to pass the time by thinking of stories.
Chapter 12 In class, they continued to read Great expectations, and the children started to link the events of the book to events in Mr Watts former life. Matilda saw a side to her mother that she hadn't seen before, when she spoke of an inner calm. Mr Watts and her mother continue to argue their views on the devil. Chapter