The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Essay Many books are required to be read in the classroom during the year; among these books are The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has caused much controversy on whether or not it is suited to be read in schools.What some refer to as a masterpiece, others regard as a substandard literary work. Although some people believe Huck Finn is unfit for schools due to its racist content, the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain should be kept in the school curriculum because of its historical accuracy, it is a good way to teach academic language, and it is an enjoyable book to read. It is important to know of and understand the history of the country you live in. Although high school students have history classes to learn about historical facts, learning it through literature gives students a new perspective on what has already been taught in a previous class.
Researched Argumentative Essay “Why Geeks are More Successful” by Adele Melander-Dayton should be required reading for English 102 classes because it shows that popularity is detrimental to high school students and that “outsiders” actually have characteristics that are beneficial in adult life and this article can convince students that popularity isn’t important, it’s harmful. Melander-Dayton’s article is based on the book “The Geeks will Inherit the Earth” by Alexandra Robbins. Robbins is the more important author in this area so I will focus primarily on what she has said as far as information, but I am analyzing Dayton’s article. High school students have always had the “in” group and various groups of outsiders (Cross 27). New studies and information are showing that, despite popular belief, popularity can be harmful to students, especially after they graduate.
The two writers I included in this paper Andrew Ofstad and Ursula Le Guin have similar and different ideas on how technology can affect literature, but also if reading maybe declining in society. I don't focus so much on if reading is declining; I focus if technology is really detrimental to reading and learning to society. I think it is important to see that reading is important for learning, but technology also has a way for people to read and learn as well. I don't expect you as the reader to agree with my own conclusion, but to decide on your own opinion on the matter after reading my essay. Andrew Ofstad's "America's Decline in Literacy Reading: Grappling with Technology's Effects on the Print of Culture" and Ursula Le Guin's "Staying Awake: Notes on the Alleged Decline of Reading" are both essays that focus on the decline of reading in society.
Ann Powell- Brown solicited a straightforward but provocative question: “(2004, p284–288) The answer that was instantly retorted was ‘certainly not’, but after a moment, the magnitude of this question echoed within my mind and led me to stop and examine my own views and feelings regarding this, and furthermore, led to the professional questioning of how could teachers enable literacy if there wasn’t a love of reading? As a teacher of Early Years, with more than a particular interest in literacy, I psychologically recognise that some people, perhaps even some teachers, might not enjoy the activity of reading. However, it is hard to imagine that there are any teachers who dismiss the enticement of fingering a freshly printed page within a new book, or do not become excited by the most recent publication of a favourite author. Likewise, it is questionable that there are some teachers whom may not enjoy finding refuge in well resourced school libraries or high street bookstores to peruse the numerous texts available at their fingertips. As a teacher, and life-long reader, I believe both professionally and personally, that positive literary backgrounds, gained from a love and interest of books from childhood, enables a teacher to have an enthusiastic confidence in supporting the children in their care within the classroom, and to embrace, support and nurture a growing enjoyment of reading.
Later, though, after the student has cheated, there is a sense of ease and resolution to the situation, and this weakens her argument, making the issue of cheating seem almost irrelevant or benign. The reader also notices Wenke’s use of the personal pronoun “you” throughout the scenario in the first paragraph, suggesting that she is aiming the argument at high school and college students. It’s evident that the tone of this piece shifts, but the author begins with a quizzical tone and asks many questions throughout her argument. “If my parents’ generation had such high morals and wouldn’t cheat, wouldn’t they teach their children the same?” (Wenke, Page 1) She then moves to a more contemplative tone in the latter part of the piece, explaining the possible effects of cheating on our society today. She points out that “this attitude will not stop in the classroom, but will carry on into the business world… [the students who cheat] are in turn the ones who will
Suddenly I wanted to write about the warmth and good feeling of it, but simply for my own joy, and not for Mr. Fleagle. To write it as I wanted, even if it violated the rules of formal composition learned in school and surely Mr. Fleagle would give it failing grade. Thought I would have time to write a more respectable essay after writing about “The Art of eating Spaghetti”, but finished late at night and not having time to compose a proper essay for Mr. Fleagle, had no choice next morning but to turn my essay as it was. Two days later Mr. Fleagle returned the grated papers to everyone except me. Thinking I would have to stay after school for discipline, Mr. Fleagle called for everyone’s attention and started reading my essay, word by word to the entire class and they were listening attentively before the entire class started laughing with openhearted enjoyment.
Thought the poem also talks about how children see the world how they want to see it. If they still want to believe the myths, then they will. Also, the idea that adults will always try to protect children's eyes and prevent them from seeing what the world i actually like, that it doesn't have all those fairytales in it, but yet one day they will and have to find out that the world isn't really like that. The speaker in the poem uses verbal irony to explain the bullies in the history class. When the author separates "and the smart" in line 16, he emphasizes that the children in his class are not smart since they are not learning the correct information.
In addition to re-creating or creating an ethical student, the author purposes inventing assignments that are built on ethical thinking and constructive content understanding rather than questions directly relating to “copy and paste” from a text book. What I found most interesting is the fact that author makes several reference to appealing to a student’s ethics by enlisting others to help curb plagiarism. It is obvious that when, very little, push comes to shove, students will throw away their integrity to make a grade. Perhaps it’s the professors that put too much weight in what college means to students. Whereas higher learning used to be a melting pot or harbinger for grand new ideas and scholars, for the majority of students – it is a means to an end.
This may be an inappropriate word in some cases in today’s society, but it helps the novel’s plot and characters come to life. “The N word” has many meanings. It can be used as an insult or an act of love. The N word’s meaning has changed greatly since this time period. Teachers should make this different meaning aware in their classrooms so students understand why this isn’t an inappropriate book.
Also, it is difficult for people to speak out or act against wrongdoings because most people are too shy or even scared. This is because when one speaks out he or she might put themselves at risk of getting hurt depending on the circumstance, or some people might not want to get into other people's business. Prompt 2 The writer of Diary 36 of The Freedom Writers Diary asks, "Why should I read books about people that don’t look like me? People that I don’t even know and that I'm not going to understand because they don't understand me!" I would answer this student's question if I was his or her teacher by explaining how learning about people that don't look like me affected my life and how it can affect his or her life.