I was really sad that day. However, I always tried to learn English and speak better. I never gave up. For the next two years, passing the ESL (English Second Language) exam and proving my English skills to myself had been my dream. In my class and staying in the ESL class only became harder and harder for me to bear.
As a whole, the class had to read the book named "The Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. After completing the task of reading 'The Christmas Carol", the next thing that was required of us was to write an essay on the book. The Shakespeare book I read for freshman year was Julius Caesar. Writing an essay for this type of book was difficult because of the type of literature it was but as I did my research it became much easier. As I continued in high school, we had to read "A Gathering of Old Men" by Ernest Gaines and "When I Was a Puerto Rican" by Esmeralda Santiago over the summer and write what was required of us.
Because Bullock's grandmother only received formal education until eighth grade, and his mother a high school graduate, and his father being a high school dropout, he was taught by his grandmother to love learning. By then, through his grandmother's motivation, he was the first in his family to ever graduate from college. In this essay, Bullock shows to us the great motivation that his grandmother has done to him over the past years or, in the years where he was still studying. Him learning to read in a very early age was one of the effects of his grandmother's great perseverance on him towards reading and learning. As he went on with his reading journey, he later on stumbled upon the case of Dr. Sam Sheppard who was all over the papers of Cleveland at that time.
Francine Prose states, "Traditionally, the love of reading has been born and nurtured in high school English class." I disagree with this statement only because of my own personal experience. My love of reading was stimulated by my own passionate mother who instilled in me from a very early age that reading books frequently is important for any educated individual. I was very startled to find that other children weren't as lucky as me, relying primarily on their school education to teach them how to read and to love reading. By the time that we were in middle school, the majority of my friends felt that reading was a chore and turned their noses up at any books I'd suggested to them.
Christina Waters EDRD 445 April 24, 2011 Mini Literacy Portrait essay This year, my literacy buddy was Ronnie. Ronnie is in the second grade and he loves to read and write. I was so excited to meet Ronnie for the first time because he seemed so enthusiastic about reading and writing and he really seemed to enjoy learning. I have learned so much about Ronnie over this year and I have seen him improve in many areas. Ronnie really seemed to at the “top” of his class and everybody noticed it in our EDRD 445 class.
G soon came up with a game making the kids realize that they all had a lot in common. When Eva went to go visit her father there was a big sign of improvement with her wanting to learn because she stated to explain what was in the book to her father. When Eva tried to give her father thee book he flipped it over and was not interested in her academics. When Mrs.G gives them the assignment to read Anne Frank it piques her interest and she begins to focus more on her academics. She starts actually asking questions and reading the book every night such as "So when's Anne Frank gonna smoke Hitler?"
She understands that people come from different environments and everyone can learn; they just need to be motivated. Mary once blamed the poor academic skills the students have today on things like drugs and divorce for poor motivation and concentration. She describes starting the day with concentration principles buy the way she walks into her class. If her style of teaching doesn’t work then she will fail the student. Mary’s son a High School senior was in the jeopardy of flunking English.
Imagine you are Miss Caroline. Write a letter to a friend, where you recount your experiences of your first day teaching at May comb County Primary Dear Prue, My first day teaching at May Comb County was a fascinating experience that has enabled me to learn a large amount about the town of May comb and the students in my class. I would have presumed for only the first grade, a large majority of the class would hardly know the alphabet but I was very mistaken. Every boy and girl in the classroom knew the alphabet from back to front, at first I thought this was just outstanding until I realised that the majority of them had repeated the first grade. I’ve learnt that these children do not have patience or respect, while I was trying to teach they a story they were squirming round like pigs.
In the book Rodriguez takes every thing that his teachers say at face value and he never questions if perhaps they could be wrong or mistaken on subjects. In school Rodriguez read acclaimed literary books: Great Expectations, Crime and Punishment, The Scarlet Letter, and Wuthering Heights. Which his teachers praised him for considering the books were a bit advanced for his grade and for the fact that other students lacked the ambition to read them. So he decides to be really ambitious and he wants to impress his teacher with his new reading choice. So he decides and tells his teacher that he wants to read the bible but the teacher (nun) feels that it is out of his reading comprehension and would be difficult for him to understand.
I thought that all day this is what I would doing, little did I know that reading would be next. I immediately became anxious and felt a headache coming on. I disliked reading then and still do. My teacher in kindergarden recognized my discomfort very early