He enjoyed reading because it ‘’cured most things short of school’’; meaning that reading books allowed him to escape to another world. Reading was valuable to him as he stated ‘’it was worth ruining my eyes’’. Reading books provided a sense of coolness to the speaker (Line 3 ‘’to know I could still keep cool’’). Lines 4-5 reveal that through reading the speaker could picture fighting (‘’deal out the old right hook’’) and standing up to his bullies (‘’ dirty dogs twice my size’’). In the second stanza, the speaker is at the stage of adolescence.
As time went by, Jack grew to like John London, eventually taking his sir name as his own. John Chaney then became the Jack London we all know and love today. As Jack grew up working-class, he became very familiar with several odd jobs as a teen. Riding trains, pirating oysters, shoveling coal, working on a sealing ship on the Pacific and even finding employment in a cannery. To Jack, all this hard labor was worth it, because in his free time he would camp out at libraries, reading novels and travel books.
This showed that he can read at the age of six, he had an interest in books, and he also understood the concept of what the insert said. Appearance Little man always looked well, clean and tidy. This shows us he took pride in his appearance. An example of this is when he several feet behind his brothers and sister when they were all walking to school because he didn’t want dust from their steps going all over him. Another example of this is when all the children wanted to hide from the bus, so they scrambled up the steep bank into the forest whereas Little Man wouldn’t go as he didn’t want to get dirty.
He started copying down every word, page after page as a way of learning. The author uses pathos when explaining Malcolm’s struggles with his writing skills. “ It was sad. I couldn’t even write in a straight line.” (258) It creates sympathy in the audience, but Malcolm also gave us belief that he will succeed with learning to reading: “ I suppose it was inevitable that my word-base broadened, I could for the first time pick up a book and read and now begin to understand what the book was saying.” (259) I think his self-motivations and self-teachings are a form of hope that he wanted to show every struggling reader; he wanted to pose as an example. As he continues explaining his studies he creates a strong credibility when he compares his prison studies with if he had attended some college; he says: “ I imagine that one of the biggest troubles with colleges is there are too many distractions, too much panty-raiding, fraternities, and boola-boola and all that.” (266) He had studies far more intensively that he would have ever in his life.
Alexie also read from his father's vast collection of books, which were acquired mostly from pawnshops and second hand stores since paychecks were far and few between on the reservation. Alexie excelled past his Native American peers in reading and writing causing him to get into fights and to be ridiculed by his peers. Native American children were supposed to fail, but Alexie refused to succumb to that stereotype. Alexie fought against the stereotype just like Superman fought against evil in the comics he used to read. Alexie’s passion has lead him to become a teacher.
After Michael started school at Briarcrest, the teachers quickly realized the challenge they had at hand with Michael Oher. The transcripts weren’t a lie. But the coaches on the other hand were really excited to see what he was capable of doing. The coaches saw for themselves throughout the school days, that Michael was a very quick for how big he was and were very impressed. One night when Michael was minding his own business doing what he normally does, walking to the school gym because that’s where he sleeps; he got invited to stay the night at the Tuohy’s (random family that saw him walking at night).
Therefore, the best way to overcome the language difficulties is forcing the students to speak only English in the class room, and joining college activities and conversation club to interact and practice with other English language learners and native speakers. There are many benefits to this solution. First of all, the students are convinced to be brave about speaking English regardless of bad grammar and errors. Therefore, they will be more confident to participate in the class discussions. Second, since they have the conversation club including classmates and others English learners, they can practice and learn each other during that time, so speaking English will become their daily routine by doing that activity.
Storytime in the Public Library’s The first library story time presentation I attended was at the Villa Park library on a beautiful Saturday morning. This presentation was extra special for the children because the Villa Park firefighters were going to be the presenters and read the story to the children. The firefighter first gave the children a tour of their fire engine. Then they handed out red fire hats, stickers, crayons and fire prevention coloring books for all the children who attended the presentation. The storytime presentation was held outside in the courtyard of the library.
I don’t think that the conflict was resolved because the speaker still has miles to go to sleep however he did take the time to see the beauty of the snow in the wooded trees. Both poems are great and I truly enjoyed reading them. I remember reading “The Road Not Taken” in middle school and my teacher made us all remember this poem and cite it in front of the class. I really enjoyed this and have always enjoyed reading poems by Robert Frost. He is a great author and I always know when it is his work that I’m going to enjoy the assignment.
Rodriguez felt safe in his Spanish speaking home because it was familiar to him. English seemed odd and difficult for Richard until a few of Richard’s teachers visited his house. They asked Richard’s parents to encourage the use of English, by using it more themselves. As Richard began to hear English more and more, "the high, troubling sounds of los gringos" became unnoticeable to him. Learning English helped Richard to achieve many things.