Jewett also strengthens the dramatization by personifying the tree itself: “It must truly have been amazed that morning…as it felt this determined spark of human spirit creeping and climbing from higher branch to branch” (line 45). The personification of the tree enhances the action. When Sylvia reaches the top of the tree, the view is beautiful, just as she imagined it would be. As she gazes from atop the pine tree, she concludes “truly it was a vast and awesome world” (line
Trip to Sequoia National Park This past summer I went on a day trip to Sequoia National Park with my family. It was a Saturday morning, and my dad, my stepmom, and I decided to go on a one day trip to the Sequoia National Park. We never been there before and wanted to see what it was like, so we got some supplies and embarked on a journey towards the mountains. Going through the winding roads of the foothills were a first of experiences I would experience this day. As we arrived at the entrance, I got relieved that we were out of those wavy roads, but then cringed to find out there were many more winding roads before we actually got to the park.
In 1946 at the age of seven Yvon and his family moved to California where Yvon was placed in public school. Since his parents were French Canadian immigrants he knew little English and found that he was the smallest kid in his class. He described high school as being “the worst”; he had pimples, he couldn’t dance, and had no interest in any subjects except for shop classes. Yvon never fitted in at school so he found his escape by mountain climbing up and down the cliffs of California. By his early twenties he was among the best climbers in America, making the first ascents to numerous rock faces and cliffs.
This story shows how common sense takes place through tough times and the matter of life and death. Author Jack London, was born in San Francisco in 1876 and grew up to become the most successful writer in America during the early twentieth century. London wrote many stories that were about man and animal versus nature and the survival of hard times in the wild, mainly based off his own experiences. He was a man that desired wildlife, nature, and adventure; which influenced him to write all his stories based on nature and survival in the wild. As a child, he dropped out of school at the age of 14 to travel and explore, but went back to become a writer later on in his life.
When he was 14, he ran away from home and went to travel with a carnival, where he would become many things over the years for a summer job. (Scholastic 1) When he was younger, he did not enjoy reading. When he was in the ninth grade, he failed. (Houghton –Mifflin 1) He started to write stories when he became an editor. After that job, he moved back to Minnesota and finished his first novel.
Planting a Sequoia - Commentary ‘Planting a Sequoia’ by Dana Gioia is a father planting a sequoia tree to mark the death of his first born infant son. Upon reading the title, I guessed that the poem would focus on appreciating nature and sequoia trees. I was dramatically incorrect. However, my first impressions after reading the entire poem was that it was quite upsetting although towards the end, the tree becomes a symbol of how ‘good things’ can still take place after ‘bad things’ in someone’s life. The most noticeable feature of the poem at first was the apostrophe, that is, the poem seemed to be addressed to the tree being planted.
Imari and Imamu are twin brothers that are both talented at hunting together. Imari is the fastest hunter; he could sprint like a cheetah. Imamu is the one who comes up with great plans to capture the prey. “You two spread across the jungle and look for any source of food” ordered Chikelu. “Yes chief I will climb the tallest tree and look for preys around us, and you Imamu wait for my call once I spot one approach it and we will improvise our plan from there.” Said Imari Imari climbed a very tall slanted tree and he begun to scope out for prey.
As Canadians, we are fortunate enough to live in a country with four contrasting seasons. Unfortunately, our winter is the least favourite of the four. Most people are so caught-up in the negative aspects of winter that they do not stop and appreciate the positives of our magical winter season. The glittering snow, festive holidays and the unique sports are only some of the advantages of Canadian winter. Winter is an undervalued season, filled with many wonderful aspects.
My personal philosophy is to provide rich experiences through the use of fun curriculum for all students. I believe a play-based approach to teaching will enable children to extend their learning, build positive relationships and develop a strong sense of well being. Along side the constructivist approach to teaching will be aspects of Maria Montessori. One aspect of the Montessori theory that I particularly admire is that of the importance placed on the environment in which
The best teachers are enthusiastic and stimulating. It is easy to see that these teachers actually enjoy teaching. They are dynamic and have interesting styles of presentation. They stimulate intellectual curiosity and encourage and motivate learners to self-directed learning. They encourage active participation of the learner, and establish a positive learning environment.