I did horrible my freshman year but my mom still managed to discipline me enough after seeing my report card that I went from a 1.8 to a 3.0 student by the end of the year. She did this by enforcing strict discipline. I wasn't allowed to go out and I had to stay home everyday to work on my homework. Society hasn't shaped me, the community I lived in hasn't shaped me, what really made me what I am today is my mom. She shaped me to become what I am today, even though it took many years to make me into what she wanted me to be, she's the one who gave me my mindset to try my best and to always know there's room for
But they are not very clever at speaking Kristang! (…) because their parents both want to speak English. I speak Kristang to them; sometimes they want to reply in English]. In other cases, parents had transmitted Kristang early in the informant’s life only to change to an almost exclusive use of English when the informant attended school. Both attitudes were common in the interviews conducted in 1980-81.24 4.4.
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
Tanya’s parents did this because they wanted her to fit into this, “red, white and blue world.”(pg 8) They wanted her to be able to speak the English language without a hint of the Spanish accent. Her parents said that by doing so people would look past the ethnicity and only see an American girl. Tanya tries to relate with her audience by speaking a bit of Spanish in her essay. Some of the words she uses are Latinos, ingles, and gringa. By using these words she can relate to both the American and Latino audiences, while also showing her knowledge of the Spanish language.
My feelings for not speaking Spanish are that we speak more English because we are in America and that is the language spoken primarily. They have taken Spanish class and did ok but don’t use it much. My parents and I talk in Spanglish on a daily bases, especially if we don’t want to let my boys here what we are talking about. I don’t feel like not teaching them was a bad thing. I also feel like I don’t like it when I am approached by other ethnicities and spoken Spanish to.
For once she could actually understand what her parents were talking about, and she could also express what she wanted to say. Her parents quickly realized that this was Lynn's native language, and she could learn and understand by using sign language. Before reading Deaf Like Me I never thought about how it must be frustrating for a child that cannot speak or sign to get across how they are feeling, or if they want something. They know what that want to say, but do not have a way of expressing it. This can also be frustrating for a parent who just wants to help their child.
Someday, I didn’t even wanted to go to school because my teachers used to use a strong punishment for students who come to class and they’re not prepared. The most difficult part was for me was pronunciation since my major was “English” and we usually don’t practice English in my country except for “ doctors” and “engineering” I had many words that couldn’t even read neither pronounce it. I think that our minds must be area or gap for choice about how to think in order to understand things well as Ho thoughtful about children’s mind in the article 2. Which of Ho’s ideas
Green Shelton Peavy ENGL 1301.TM015 December 13, 2012 Insignificant High School Diplomas The essay, “In Praise of the ‘F’ Word” was written by an English major, Mary Sherry, who was also a founder and owner of a small research and publishing firm in Minnesota. The credibility of Mary Sherry goes to show that since she was a teacher and a mother to a high school student, she has already seen how high school students only do the bare minimum to get their diplomas. The education system in America is not one of the best ranked countries in the world and it is no wonder why when high schools are handing out diplomas to students who do not put in the effort. This topic is an important issue because education relies on generation after generation
Although Mrs. W was so kind as to write everything down for Ms. R, Mrs. W never checked to see if Ms. R knew how to read in English or read at all. Ms. R is developmentally delayed, so a social worker should have been involved from the start. I would have all patients who are developmentally delayed see the Social Worker for a consult. A young lady who is cognitively delayed can be a wonderful mother, but may need teaching, community resources and courses to help her be the best mother she can. Another step I would take is to use our
Fiorella Cedeno Professor Diliberto ENC 1101 June 26, 2013 Essay 1, Rough Draft Draft Literature weather in the English language or Spanish has never been any interest to me what so ever. I find this class to be very difficult and frustrating but at the same time I know this class is important for me and my future. I understand that literature involves everything from watching television to surfing the internet. Even though I hate literature I am very grateful that I was able to learn how to read and write in English and Spanish. When I was a little girl in Peru I use to fight with my parents to go to school.