Through her personal experiences, Lugo-Lugo reels in her audience by connecting with them emotionally. She recalls many stories of when she was a victim of discrimination due to her race and sex. As a professor, students viewed her differently from her colleagues, due to the fact that she is Latina and a woman. On the first day of classes Lugo-Lugo explains one of the incidents that took place in her classroom, “Student: I do not feel like being in the classroom today, and since my parents pay for your
Growing up as the child may seem like easy to have a normal childhood, able to go school in peace having a permanent home to be comfortable, parents are stable with their job in one place. However, this is just a dream a child wants to come from a family of migrant worker. In the story “ The Circuit” illustrated Francisco Jimenez is about a boy name Pachito and his family has been moving place to place due to his parents are migrant worker there no place to settle down much.His family has stayed in small shack move again for the next job. Pachito see the manual labor his parents go through just to provide the family. Since his parents only speak Spanish do not have the time learning English during their job, it is best for their children goes to school learn English and have an education. First day of school Pachito timid all of classmate speaking fluently in English, he felt like an
Gonzalez opens this chapter with, conceivably, the harshest narrative he could find to support his claims: He writes of a Latina mother forced by a judge to speak English to her daughter at home if she wanted to retain custody (Gonzalez 206). He continues on to describe the three categories of people affected by the
The first student that I conducted the lesson with was a girl I named Shiloh. Shiloh was an eight-year girl that was in the second grade, but would be entering in the third grade in the coming Fall. Her mother explained that she was an ESOL level two student. She was born in America, but both parents are Hispanic. The father is Cuban and the mother is from Venezuela. At home Shiloh’s family mainly communicates in Spanish. Shiloh’s mother explained that she wanted her daughter to speak Spanish at home because she does not want her to not learn Spanish or forget “where she comes from.” As I learned in TSOL I many parents do this this because they do not want their child
The main character of the story fantasy league is a twelve year old boy named Charlie gaines. This book was written by mike lupica. this boy is a very caring and loving young boy. He is very intelligent. He is very observant and very quick on picking plays up.He shows and helps many people like the football coach. The coach is the nfl coach for the los angeles bulldogs.
Rodriguez begins to actively distance himself from his family and heritage. On nights when the house is filled with Spanish speaking relatives, he leaves the house as a way of breaking the connection. He begins to imitate his teachers? accents and use their diction. As time goes on, he desires more solitude. Again, this is all normal according to Hoggart. ?He has to be more and more alone, if he is going to get on?the boy has to cut himself off,? (47). This is exactly what Rodriguez does; he chooses his education and the classroom over his
Rodriguez begins to become more involved in his classroom by his new grip on the English language. He shares fewer and fewer words with his mother and father. His tone now transforms into guilt. As Rodriguez's public language becomes more fluent, he forgets how to speak Spanish. "I would have been happier about my public success had I not recalled, sometimes, what it had been like earlier, when my family conveyed its intimacy through a set of conveniently private sound.? He begins to break out of the cocoon as a slow or disadvantaged child and blooms into a regular kid in his white society that only uses English. He feels a great sense of betrayal of his Mexican past. His connection that held him so close to his family is destabilized.
Another effect to take into account is Richard’s relationship with his parents. As time went by, language became a real problem for him and together with this, Rodriguez developed negative feelings towards his family. English seemed odd and difficult for Richard until a few of his teachers visited his house. In order to improve Richard’s master of English
Richard Rodriguez was born in Sacramento, California and his parents are immigrants from Mexico. He went to a private catholic school and was a scholarship boy which means that the other parents that had their kid there had to pay a little extra for Richard to stay. Richard read a lot in his classes and he never understood why reading was so important when it came to his education, but
Giovanni and Lusanna by Gene Brucker is an organized depiction of the two Florentine lovers, Giovanni della Casa and his lover Lusanna. The story of these two lovers begin on their secret 12 year affair, but ends in calamity when Lusanna’s brother Benedetto Girolamo files a lawsuit against Giovanni claiming he had broken his marriage vows by marrying an aristocratic woman Marietta. The book goes into full detail with notaries, archbishops, deceiving witnesses, and slut shaming. A scandal that breaks social norms in 15th century Florence, this book was written with expressiveness, intellect and interest that is surely able to keep the reader intrigued.
Richard Rodriguez had faced a lot of problems that most students in America do not have to deal with. Richard had to deal with parents that couldn’t help him in school and wanting to be successful academically. He had become embarrassed of his background and where he came from and did not want to embrace his culture.
Gloria Anzaldua’s article “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” focuses on the discrimination against Latin American individuals, who are residents or citizens, of the United States. Gloria Anzaldua empathizes the bullying in schools and in her daily life. Despite all the bullying and discrimination she had to put up with, Gloria stands up for herself and fights for her culture and origins. She chooses to love herself for who she is, which allowed her to put those ugly comments and actions aside to grow into the person she is today. Amy Tan’s article “Mother Tongue,” also focuses on the discrimination against her efforts to speak and write English. Amy Tan emphasizes the topics of standardized testing and discrimination within schools that go
The challenges he faced during his transition from the Spanish Language to English. The challenges you will face with starting a new routine or “Life change” to fit into today’s society. Even though he had his family to share his language with, He was almost trapped in the American society with not being able to communicate. Getting the awareness out about his views on Bilingual Education and share his story on how it affected him in the beginning. That even by teaching children in their home language sounds like a great idea, you are just taking away from their ability to learn. He had something special by being able to understand Spanish after losing the ability to speak it. But that just gave him something over his classmates. I do believe he achieves his point. Education is a huge part of our lives. Yes, believing a child will do better in school using
With all the negative thoughts and feelings about his family, Rodriguez never took the time to repair his relationship with him and his family, because books were very important to him than his family. As Rodriguez begin to separate from his family and culture, his Spanish accent also begin to disappear, which he felt very excited. In the beginning of his article he talked about the first day, he enters the class and could “barely able to speak English” (239). Rodriguez felt that he did not fit in with the rest
Children are very impressionable and tend to take on others’ opinions as their own, but as they grow older, they develop a greater understanding and perspective of the way things are and the way they should be. As adults, both Tan and Barrientos learned to accept and embrace the languages that previously embarrassed them. Barrientos immersed herself in her Mexican heritage and enrolled in many Spanish classes. With each enrollment, she faced yet another stereotype that came with being of Mexican ethnicity; her instructors thought she should already know Spanish since she was Latina. Barrientos is now determined to learn her native language. Tan has learned to love the way in