At school, Charlie finds a friend and mentor in his English teacher, Bill. He also overcomes his shyness and approaches a classmate, Patrick along with his step-sister Sam, at a football game. They become two of Charlie's best friends, they were both outcast. During the course of the school year, Charlie has his first date and his first kiss, he deals with bullies, he experiments with drugs and drinking, and he makes friends, loses them, and gains them back. He creates his own soundtrack through a series of mix tapes full of iconic songs, reads a huge stack of classic books that his English teacher give him because he see that Charlie can go very far in his future.
he Students • This novel uses archaic language, but once you get used to the language you will see the beauty of the story and the language. Have a dictionary handy. You may skip the introduction, “The Custom House.” • Your summer assignment will be graded for content, sentence formation, style, usage, and mechanics. • Your assignment MUST BE TYPED. Please use Times New Roman, 12 pt.
Earlier in the week, they had read various articles on this topic. When there were about 20 minutes left of class, McGuffin gave the students the opportunity to either start working on their thesis statements and intro paragraph, or to participate in a discussion to get more ideas about what to write about and to better understand the essay prompt. There were about five students who chose to start writing while the other students wanted help on deciding what to write about. By giving the students this option, McGuffin made it possible for certain students to seek help without holding back the students who already knew what they wanted to write about and were ready to get started. McGuffin’s classroom is situated with four rows of four desks on the right side of the room, and four rows of four desks on the left side of the room.
The key objective for your students is to make connections among the various texts, notice the rhetorical conventions used by specific genres to explore similar questions, and then use similar rhetorical devices while writing an essay about their own perceptions of how life should be valued. During this sequence your students will read each of the following texts: • William Shakespeare, “Hamlet’s Soliloquy” from Hamlet, Prince of Denmark • Lance Armstrong, excerpt from Chapter One of It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life • Amanda Ripley, “What Is a Life Worth?” from Time magazine • “The Human Life Value Calculator,” an online resource from the Life Institute (http://www.life-line.org) Note: The activities for students provided in the Student Version for this module are copied here in the Teacher Version for your convenience. The shaded areas
The Harvard admissions office has an essay on its web site called “ Relax for a while or attempt for the next generation.” This essay praises the idea of taking a relaxing year-off to look back, think and enjoy gaining life experiences outside the pressure of studies. It also notes that students are sometimes admitted to Harvard or other colleges in part because they did something unusual with that time. Of course, a gap year is not for everyone. Students might miss their friends who go on directly to college. And parents might
My first teacher, Luljeta, was a big help to put me in the track. She made me read a book with alphabetic letters describing events a kid might do. After that, my ability to read, understand and interpretate in a right way has grown through the academic years. It took me long enough to reach the point of my real readings. I used to read more books that talked about the reality I lived in or science fiction.
Teaching and Learning Resources p.1 tlr.nationalstrategies.dcsf.gov.uk Essay on ‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band’ Assessment focuses: AF2, AF3, AF4, AF7 Context This evidence, written early in the year, comes from a sequence of work in which the class read and discussed several short stories involving mysteries. In small groups, pupils chose a story, researched its author and planned an essay on how the writer created a sense of mystery. They then wrote the essay individually. The teacher provided some questions and prompts to help pupils organise their work. Pupil's work © Crown copyright 2011 Teaching and Learning Resources p.2 tlr.nationalstrategies.dcsf.gov.uk A pupil's answer on: How does Arthur Conan Doyle create a gripping mystery in 'The Adventures of the speckled Band' The pupil has written:'The Adventures of the speckled Band'written by Scottish writer named Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was one of the most popular Sherlock holmes stories ever wrote.
He then quits the military because his company requires his care. In 1910, Benjamin turns over control of his company to his son, Roscoe, and enrolls at Harvard University, having the appearance of a twenty-year-old. His first year at Harvard is a great success, and he is dominant in American football, notably obtaining revenge against Yale for his earlier unpleasant experience. However, by the time Benjamin reaches his last 2 years, he is a weak sixteen-year-old, unable to play football and barely
After the accident, which involves the death of Bobby Dennison, Teddy is left with no friends. At the high school Teddy meets Peckerhead Jackson, the boy who introduces him to the American Youth. Teddy chooses to join the organization, because it is an opportunity to make new friends. Before the accident Teddy is a happy, sweet, naive and shy boy. He thinks about other people’s opinion, but in spite of that, he still does what he wants to – e.g.
Pre-assessment/Prior knowledge: How will you learn what the students already know about the topic? How will this inform instruction? I met with students last week to see what chapter and were they are at in their book clubs. I have also read their books so I can compare and see what the students already know. I can ask questions about what happened prior in the story and what happened since we last met.