In the hall one day Jamie Jadestone one of the most popular girls in school came over to Julia and tried to start trouble, but to bad Julia is a smart cookie and can get herself out of bad situations she just simply said “Get out of the way” and walked on and that was in between second and third hour time and Jamie was in Julia’s next class. Mrs. Appleseed who taught World Geography and didn’t stand for any clowning in her class, nothing got past her eyes. Jamie was trying to pass a note to get best friend Amy but Mrs. Appleseed saw her doing it and sent her to the principle’s office, Julia thought “She gets what she dishes out” and smiles. The next day was winter break and everyone was acting
After telling her parents, the decision is made to send Billy Jean away to a special school where she can learn how to read and write. I find this ironic for two reasons. One is that the most vibrant of the characters with the most sparkle and zest is in fact the one that can not see. Billy Jean sees more within her family then her actually visual family members do. Also I find it ironic that it isn’t until after she is fully diagnosed that her family wants to send her away for an education to a special school.
She attends King/Drew High School, and has recently retained what she has learned in her American Literature class about civil disobedience. Her name Is Alicia Jackson, and in the early month of March of 2013, Alicia approached school grounds with her daily uniform and backpack in hand after her mother dropped
Don’t call me hot tamale” In the story “Don’t call me a Hot Tamale” by Judith Ortiz Cofer – a Hispanic woman writes about being stereotyped as a latina, living in a non- hispanic culture. She describes her encounter in reaction to both her heritage and her gender. Growing up in New Jersey Judith and her parents “practiced strict Catholicism complete with Sunday mass in Spanish.” They also kept a tight surveillance on their daughter. As a teenager she was constantly lectured on “how to behave as a proper senorita.” Controversy grew when schoolmates and their parents thought Judith’s mother would dress them up to “mature and flashy.” Puerto Rican customs were being misinterpreted by customs of the everyday Americans in her surroundings. Judith’s mother was raised on a “Tropical Island where the natural environment was a riot of primary colors, were showing your skin was one way to keep cool as well as to look sexy.” One of puerto rican “traditions and laws of a Spanish/catholic system of morality and machismo, the rule of which was: you may look at my sister, but if you touch her i will kill you.” signal often get mixed up “when a puerto Rican girl who is dressed in her idea of what is attractive who has been trained to react to certain types of clothing as a sexual signal, a clash is likely to take place.” Judith being the mature woman that she is chooses not to “fight these pervasive stereotypes.” she replaces them “with more interesting set of realities.” She now travels the around the United States telling stories from her personal novel and poems.
Chelsee Zabriskie Professor John Lanning English 100 26 October 2011 Critique of Tweens: Ten Going on Sixteen In the essay “Tweens: Ten Going on Sixteen”, Kay Hymowitz opens with a description of her own experience with the transformation of her daughter from a child to a ‘tween’ too quickly. She unconvincingly uses examples such as music, media, clothing, violence, and influences from other children at school to help support her argument. Hymowitz first uses music to back up her opinion. She states that her daughter started listening to Le Ann Rimes and her CDs started mysteriously appearing. Le Ann Rimes is actually a parent preferred music artist compared to most of the other musicians children could listen to.
Geraldine Contreras Professor Seymour English 101 15 March 2012 Life Experience Language is used to evoke specific feelings for readers for example Tan discuss all the English’s she encountered when growing up. The “simple” English was used for Tan when she spoke to her mother; the “broken” English was used for Tan’s mother to speak to her. Tan also uses “water down” translation, internal language for Tan to imagine her speaking perfect English. It’s imperative to understand why authors strategically utilize writing techniques to compel a reader thoughts to stay immersed in their stories. Using colloquialism can have the audience praising or criticizing the author.
But learning French so fluently just from the classroom is suspect not only to the Alliance Francaise but also to the French police who interrogate her, a seventeen-year-old girl, upon her arrival in Paris. Eventually Firoozeh goes to U.C., Berkeley where she meets her husband, a Frenchman. The story of their courtship and marriage is also fraught with disagreements and compromises to appease their families and blend the two different cultures and religions. "My mother's approach to learning English consisted of daily lessons with Monty Hall and Bob Barker. Her devotion to Let's Make a Deal and The Price is Right was evident in her newfound ability to recite useless information.
When she was sent off to school in England to enroll at Allenwood Academy, she went in a shy and awkward child, but when she was taken under the wing of the headmistress of the academy, Mlle. Souvestre, she became a lucid and intrepid young woman (Women). When she came back to New York she worked as a social worker in the East Side slums of New York City teaching the underprivileged. She taught the children dance and literature. She cared for them to where she was trying to make their lives a best as possible.
In this book Cameron wakes up in a convent near Austria and her memory is totally blank. She calls her mother who comes after her and takes her to the Gallagher Academy. There she is interrogated and tested. Cameron also sees Zach, who she learns goes to Gallagher now and she thinks that Beth and Zach are together. She also learns that Solomon hasn't woken up yet, so Abby is teaching Cove Ops.
Edwards for teaching me how to write, Ms.Gross and Ms. Owens my 3rd grade teachers for teaching me how to cursive write and to my 7th grade teacher Ms. Finn for pushing me to continue to write my thoughts on paper. As I seen my daughter struggle with reading and writing because the teachers did not take the time to help them and she had to begin learning how to read not only by me and my mom helping her but she had to begin going to the Carnegie Center. It brought great memories back when I began to see the books that I loved so much as the Sweet Valley High and the Babysitters Club at the Carnegie Center for free to take home and read and at the local Peddlers Malls for sale. As I sat down occasionally I still love a good book from time to time and still enjoy writing poems. I have written poems about our Soldiers in the War, about my grandparents and my husband’s grandma after they passed away.