Mr. Alessandri had us read Silence of the Lambs, Dune, and numerous short stories. I had always just read all the standard books for high school, but this was a whole new twist to reading for me. For once I truly enjoyed what I was reading. Science Fiction & Horror was no easy class, but I found myself paying full attention at all times out of sheer enjoyment of what I was hearing from my teacher. Mr. Alessandri had been teaching the class for almost thirty years so he knew the material like the back of his hand.
Sherman Alexie’s essay confirms and extends tough argument in character and success, “superman and me” discuss in his essay the experience he had when he was a boy living in the Indian reservation and how reading and writing greatly affected his life. This shorts story describes the young Indian boy’s fascination with literature, his intelligence as an Indian, and how he becomes a teacher of creative writing for Indian children. I believe that Sherman Alexis had the character traits to succeed in life. Sherman Alexie was an Indian boy who didn't really have anything going on in his life. His family literally worked pay-check to pay-check just to make ends meet.
Adrian Lara Period 1 8/29/12 Frank McCourt Vs. The Modern Teenager Frank McCourt’s love of and dedication to reading puts most modern day teenagers to shame. A general observation of teenagers today shows that reading on a daily basis is the least of their concerns. In the obituary of Frank McCourt, Lev Grossman, the writer of the article, talks about how hard McCourt’s life was as a child, as if it wasn’t evident with his book already. Reading was his only escape from the world around him.
Because I saw decent results, I simply scanned through the results on the first three pages and found exactly what I needed. While reading through this information, I learned a great deal of information about Shel Silverstein, the beloved author. Sheldon Alan Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1930. Silverstein described his youth as uncomfortable, and because of his awkwardness, he spent a lot of time alone writing and drawing (Means). Silverstein never intended to be a writer or artist, but his talents continued as he grew older.
Ever since his brilliant insight, reading clicked for him. He was even able to take the concept of what paragraphs meant and compare them to real life This was a talent he grew up with and never gave up, as we know since he became a writer himself and now visits those schools hoping to enlighten those boys into the lifestyle he grew up livings with possibly even giving them the chance of survival. Sherman metaphorically gives us enlightenment that he is Superman. Just like how he saw Superman breaking through those doors in the comic book, he broke down those social barriers of a failing Indian in the non-Indian
“[We live] in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones iPods and minds like empty rooms” by far this quote really does describe our society because we get everything we want yet we cannot grasp how to use proper literacy. Though 75 years ago children would read for fun because it was the only thing they could do like an example: would be African-American children they had to share one book with three other kids but could not complain and young children would always have some that would read to them. Lee is trying to yield out to the generations of the next ones saying your knowledge may be wrong if you get it on the internet, Lukudu 2 but if you read a book you could obtain more information and you can open up to more concepts. I absolutely
Little Man Character Study What I ‘m writing about today is a character study of Little Man, Clayton Chester Logan, from the book we are reading in class called ‘Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry’. The youngest son of Mary and David Logan, Little Man, age 6, is sometimes the most mature; he was able to read before he started school. He is rarely afraid of danger and loves adventure. He dislikes cruelty and lies. He is also very neat; he worries constantly about his clothes and possessions becoming dirty.
His grandpa told him many war stories, how his grandpa was a war hero, and Gabriel’s grandpa’s political views rubbed off on him. Gabriel didn’t take the bible literally and didn’t have very many religious beliefs, but he grew up in the culture so he still got the concept of it. His grandmother told him many stories too. His grandmother told him about omens and premonitions, irrefutable and many supernatural stories. Gabriel eventually moved back in with his parents at age 8.
We came from a small town in, Elyria, Ohio and I was the youngest of four children. Mr. Smith didn’t seem to care about what was going on in my home life and just wanted results. I remember turning in papers and they would come back marked up in read ink telling me all the mistakes I made, most of those mistakes where punctuations and spelling. I have never been a great speller and I remember in one of his assignments he had us do was to write an essay and hand out copies to out classmates for them to read. Before handing out my essay, I had Mr. Smith look my paper over to get his thoughts on how it read.
They battle until the end of their careers about whose methods were more superior to each other. In his early life, however, his father wished for him to enter the family business as a merchant, but his math teacher advised him to pursue his studies in math. He obviously went with what his math teacher told him and became one of the greatest mathematicians in the 19th century. Arthur Cayley wasn't only focused on one subject. Just like me, he had many hobbies, which included painting and reading.