Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges. Objective: Before Beginning the Lesson: Explain Each Activity Procedure: Large Group: Small Group: Differentiating Instruction: Discuss the Areas Where Students may Struggle: Explain Activities for Differentiating Instruction: Advanced Students’ Activity and Student Directions: Struggling Students’ Activity and Student Directions: Wrap-up/Review Activity of the Day’s Lesson: Day 2: Lesson Preparation for Anchor: Craft and Structure RL.2.4. Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song. RL.2.5. Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Stories are narrative, and narrative essays have a similar purpose of telling the events to a reader. Narrative essay topics include recounting an experience where you learned something significant, your first day at school, your first job interview, a frightening encounter, an experience that changed your life and two differing versions of the same event. Narration is not always a personal experience, though; a book report is narrative since it typically spells out the plot of the book or story. Purpose of Narrative “The purpose of a narrative may be simply to entertain or engage the reader, or the story might have a more specific purpose such as to share a personally significant event or to teach a lesson, or moral. When we tell a story using a narration strategy, we attempt to bring the subject and the events to life for readers so that they can share in the experience and the emotions of the experience.
For instance:“ A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids well I can tell them, Bachour 2 ! because I’ve done it, here are some things my daughters were never allowed to do… not play the piano or violin” (Chua 1). We have all had Chinese classmates; they always tend to be the smartest in the class, and we always wondered why are they the best !? Well in
At the end of the story, Steinbach learns that Miss Dennis has died, and when she thinks about Miss Dennis, she is not sad but smiling instead. From my own perspective, I am really into this story because everyone has the teacher that they really respect, and I have mine too. More important, through this story, Steinbach aim to guide readers to know how to write a good descriptive essay in particular, and essay in general by using the lesson that she was taught by Miss Dennis. The story also states that the common fear of realizing our own voices will constraint our writing skills. Hence Miss Dennis advices that overcome this fear will help us to become a better writer, and also expresses what we want our readers to see from our piece of writing.
The narrator attempts to answer philosophical and existential question “why?” and by telling them story of his family and life, convince his pupils that such quest for truth and identity may be interesting. The reader focuses not only on the complicated plot of Waterland but also on the act of storytelling which mainly due to the plurality of genres employed by the author points at the textuality of the novel. Tom Crick’s narrative frequently switches from the scientific tone of history lecture to more informal and familiar style of a tale told not from a professional but from a private perspective. Consequently, Crick’s lectures resemble or even become family saga with elements of a gothic novel and a detective story. These genres, popular in the Victorian times, were created inter alia with a view to describing and understanding reality and history.
In the article “Mother Tongue”, Amy Tan takes the reader on a journey of language through her life. She encounters several different kinds of language usage throughout her life. The realization of this comes only after she becomes a novelist and begins to give speaking engagements, comparing her speeches to groups to the way she talks with her mother and husband and starting to examine the differences. She discovers that the usage of different Englishes doesn’t make people less intelligent, it just makes them different people. Her journey starts with her childhood and progresses through learning her mother’s English, to English in school and concludes with her becoming a writer.
Why Chinese Moms Are Superior The document “Why Chinese Moms are Superior” written by Amy Chua depicts the lifestyle of a stereotypical American-Asian family and its success in mastery of many areas of extracurricular, some of which include piano playing and math solving skills. In Amy’s journal, she discusses particularly about her two daughters and how the strict rules that were reinforced helped her daughters become better at certain activities which they are expected by Asian traditions to master. Amy lists off many things her two daughters were forbidden to do, whilst normal children can. For example, Amy’s daughters, Sophia and Louisa, were not allowed to attend a sleepover or get a grade lower than an A. Following these strict prohibitions, it is evident that consequently, Sophia and Louisa will have much time on their hands, which in turn, their mom will use to enforce vigorous studying and practicing schedules, whichever subject or activity they may do.
I won’t let her change me...I won’t be what I'm not." The Amy Tan's short story; “Two kinds (1989)” refers to women born in china before the communist revolution, with a helpless obedient personality, and strong ties to native culture, and women born in America, asserting their rights to an independent self with a mind of their own, not willing to be obedient, respectful or even recognize or appreciate their parents efforts in securing a comfortable future for them. In Tan’s story, Jing Mei’s mother makes mention of these two kinds of daughters or women that exist, “those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind!” The characters in the story Jing Mei and her mother are the antagonist and the protagonist respectively, where the antagonist opposes the opinions and ideas of the protagonist creating a dynamic struggle. Jing Mei’s mother believes in the American of becoming rich, famous or
How I Met My Husband –Analysis Sara Corum Eng.125-Journey into Literature Instructor Stephen Rodgers February 25, 2013 How I Met My Husband-Analysis I chose How I Met My Husband by Alice Munro (1947) due to the one theme throughout the story. In this short paper I will discuss the themes, the point of view, and the plot as well as the characters within this story. I will attempt to make all these clear and to the point of understanding that I got from this story. In this story the protagonist is very naïve and also seems to be very young when this story starts off. In an article entitled A Summary and Analysis of How I Met My Husband by Baron, Henry J. says that Edie the protagonist of the story is both eager and innocent as she becomes aware of her blossoming womanhood with a romantic twist..
First Name Last Name Instructor Class Date Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Ambitious Guest and Rappaccini’s Daughter English poet John Dryden believed that “the story is the least part of a work, the character the most important” (Muller & Williams 40). In the works of The Ambitious Guest and Rappaccini’s Daughter, author Nathaniel Hawthorne uses the characters to bring both stories to life. Hawthorne also employs the same point of view to tell both stories. A detailed investigation of the characters in these works will be explored, along with the third person point of view style that was deployed by Hawthorne in both tales. A short look into the importance of the descriptive setting as well as tone and also, irony can be found when both of these stories are compared and contrasted.