The first person narrative means that the reader is more likely to trust Nick’s account of events because we hear it from his point of view but is also unreliable as it is biased and not omniscient. Fitzgerald also retracts this trust within the first few paragraphs as Nick tells us he is ‘inclined to reserve all judgement’ before going on to say how ‘a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth’. This is ironic as he says he is not judgemental, and then makes a judgment in the same paragraph which simultaneously reduces the reliability of his narration. Fitzgerald also uses the setting of the chapter to tell the story. He does this through the differences between East Egg and West Egg; ‘their dissimilarity in every particular aspect except shape and size’ which indicates that the two locations are completely different.
This gives children the impression that reading is dangerous, because they don’t want to make mistakes and lose the game. For example, when children are given reading assignments, such as reading aloud in class, they are forced to make mistakes in front of their peers, causing children to relate reading with feelings of humiliation. Coincidently, this has a negative effect on the student’s feelings and motives to read. They no longer feel the desire to read, because they have been pressured to overanalyze the text and draw multiple
This book is challenging in understanding its meaning and actually reading the literature. People trying to argue for New South Editors/Publishers most often bring up the point that some children are not mature enough to handle reading “the N-word” and the conversation that comes along with it. Because it can be so challenging to understand you are most likely not offered this book until about high school, and by the time you are fourteen I do believe you could handle reading “the N-word”. I also understand that some kids do mature faster or slower than others but if you are smart and responsible enough to handle high school you can handle the uncomfortable conversation that comes along with it. Timothy Say said, “…it’s naïve to believe that anyone who is old enough to read Huckleberry Finn would not know the racial epithet or why it is offensive” (Say).
When parents say their concerns about banning the book it makes other people realize that maybe it should be banned, but they don't see the lesson being taught underneath all the demeaning language and situations in the novel. Parents should think deeper when they read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn since they are not thinking hard enough to see the literary worth of this novel to students. However, this novel should only be read by students who are in middle school and in high school because it gives the students a clear idea of what a good novel is. A novel that contains all literary worth and it can broaden their way of thinking about the real world. Also, something to consider about parents being concerned about this novel was probably the fact that they are scared of what the past contained.
Chris Street wrote an original research article, “Expository Text and Middle School Students: Some Lessons Learned”, and tells us that middle school students face difficulty reading expository texts because they were not taught how to read in this fashion while in elementary school. While in elementary school, they read short novels and chapter books, whereas, in middle school they are expected to read content area text. According to this article, teachers can help their middle school students overcome reading deficiencies by developing a student’s former knowledge on a subject before reading it. Street provides very good strategies on how to engage students with expository text, which consists of: before reading, during reading, and after reading. Before reading strategies include developing
Sometimes in life we come across teachers that harm us more than help us in the classroom. In “Here Lies Miss Groby,” by James Thurber, the author talks about his experience in English class as a young man and how his experience influenced him. I will take you into Thurber’s experience of Miss Groby and shine a light on the flaws of her teaching. According to the author, Miss Groby loved taking a piece of writing and searching for small details. For him she should be alanguage teacher instead of literature teacher and she was completely unconcerned with the story but in actual she was concerned with the type of story.sheshould concerned with the meanings or deepness of the work but she was completely unconcerned with the meaning of the material and always keep focusing on its identification which annoyed the author all the time and he losses all of his interest for that subject .
If peers would motivate students more then that could help with procrastination. Peer pressure plays a big role in procrastination because a friend should be there to motivate students to do their assignments not pressure them to stop and continue later. Many students also procrastinate because of boredom. Students feel that some assignments don’t be interesting enough for them and that causes them to delay the assignment and put it aside. Sometimes students blame teachers for their procrastination because they feel the teacher is boring and not teaching right.
The broken windows, terrible condition of the school position the readers to show pity for the children studying in the schools. The two students in the cartoons also appeal to the reader’s emotion as they wish the school had facilities. This shows that state schools are poorly resourced due to the lack of “shelter sheds” and other important resources to provide the children with a good study environment. The editor concludes by saying “We ought to grasp it”. By placing a strong inclusive sentence at the end creates an impact on the reader.
There is an unspoken competition in open discussions in the classroom, along with underlying punishment for those who do not understand. The article shows children are placed on a pass or fail platform in front of their peers causing humiliation and pain. When they answer a question incorrectly, not only does the child know they failed, the whole class has watched them fail. Fear and public humiliation seem to create a block that causes a child to shy away from the unsure. This may not seem sensible but it is natural even in the brightest of children.
Elizabeth Mauldin Amanda Thompson 1123 8A 06/05/2015 When I read this poem, I could sense the sarcasm and anger of the writer. The teacher had taken the time to prepare for a class so that the student obtained an optimal learning experience. They feel the student does not understand the importance of being in the class. Even the title of the poem is a clarification by the teacher to the problem of not coming to class. Anything is everything.