Alexie learned not only how to read but to love reading. He used his passion of reading to remove himself from the stereotype of being unintelligent Indian boy, push himself through the school system, and not to fail in life. His reservation looking at him like a trader. Reading books when he had the time too. *Non-Idians teacher they expect them to be dumb in class but smart outside of class.
At first it was different for Richard because he didn’t feel like he could talk like before with his family, all those tex-mex words, and those newly invented words that sounded correct but didn’t mean anything were no more. In the end the struggle of speaking proper English paid off because his mom used the language more and
The difference in the two is that although Amy’s mother did have a hard time speaking the language clearer that the average English speaker she was able to have a language with her family that was English but they had a certain bond with it. Richard Rodriguez on the other hand was told he had to speak English even with his parents but his parents were no more an English speaker than he; so, once he began to understand the language better and speak it with his parents, his parents were the ones
Vocational Education affects Mike Rose as he is not challenged intellectually, and is being abuse emotionally, but even after facing these problems, he learns to be social and appreciates diversity. Mike’s intellectual was working below his abilities. He lost interest in learning at school or in even paying attention he says, “During my time in Voc. Ed., I developed further into a mediocre student and a somnambulant problem solver, and that affected the subjects I did have the wherewithal to handled: I detested Shakespeare; I got bored with history. My attention flitted here and there” (Rose 160).
Summary on Public and Private Language by Richard Rodriguez My Summary of Public and Private Language by Richard Rodriguez Public and Private Language by Richard Rodriguez was a story about a little boy who was of the Spanish descent. He went to a private school where he was to be taught how to speak the English language. Richard had a very difficult time just the same as his siblings learning to speak another language. In class Richard would have reservations not alone about just interacting with class activities, he felt misplaced and alone while it seemed that everyone else had to almost master it. It came to a point that the teachers had to make a house visit to speak with his parents about his struggles to learn the language.
His parents’ goals were really admirable. They wanted for him what they could not get and it was education. For Rodriguez it was not a problem, He always spent hours reading many different books, thought his parents could not understand that, which frequently made them wonder “what did he see in those books?” Rodriguez always knew that the books were going to make him
I knew I could succeed in whatever I wanted to do with my life, but the problem was I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. As students; however, we all process many strengths, mine being that I’m a great reader, but I wasn’t always a great reader. When I was in first grade, I was placed in special education because of my poor reading skills. Now this helped me a lot, by showing me where my weaknesses where in reading. Consequently
While living in Malden Booker's mother noticing Booker's great interest in learning how to read gave him an old Webster's "Blue Black" Spelling book. Booker used this book to teach himself how to read during his breaks from the salt mining job. During the time he was working in the mines an all black school opened up a couple of miles away. Booker after much debate finally convinced his parents to let him attend it. Unfortunately there were conflicts with his work schedule and he was often late to class.
In my opinion, despite all of his specific characteristics, Mr. Fleagle was an outstanding teacher with an ability to understand when, where, and how to encourage his students to write. [I liked the essay because] my previous situation was very similar to author’s. First, I also hated writing essay, whether in Spanish or English, in middle school. Second, I thought it was useless for me because if my future boss hired me, he wouldn’t [care] if my writing was good or bad. After I read this essay, I though that teacher’s roles are very important to students.
Such as, writing better essays, becoming more familiar with bigger words and incorporating them into my daily life. In my last class, we were taught how to identify poetic elements and how we run into them more often then we think. We also learned how to write different types of essays for different occasions. Some of the challenges I faced in his class was that he was a very strict grader and we had very detailed packets on books. I wasn’t well with reading the book on time but I was very good at catching up.