Laurie Halse Anderson’s historical fiction novel, Fever 1793, depicts the life of Mattie Cook, a young girl growing up in Philadelphia. After yellow fever strikes, Mattie flees Philadelphia only to learn that the fever epidemic is everywhere and she must learn to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.
The main lessons in Ellis' book were friendship and collaboration. In the book friendship is seen as a common and recurring theme
Throughout all of time, literature has played an important role in people’s lives. Books are more than just stories to laugh at, cry with, or fall asleep to, but books can teach. Books can teach a person a simple task such as baking cookies or an extremely complex one such as solving for the derivative of a trigonometric path and its parabolic motion. Whatever the subject, whomever the reader, books can teach people many lessons. One of the most important lessons that a book can teach a reader is a lesson about himself, about the difficulties of life, and about living a good life. As time has passed, so has literature itself. Older books focused on historical events, fictional poetry, and important figures; however, books now have evolved to
“The Lonely, Good Company of Books” by Richard Rodriguez, is an expressive narration about the importance of learning through reading. The essay is a narration of his life from his early school years to high school and how he struggled with the general belief that reading books are the
Friendship describes the mutual pledge to help reveal the innermost workings of a person, bringing out the hidden attributes and validity of one’s characteristics. Subsequently, the bonds and struggles of friendship are a central cause for unveiling identity as the relationship one makes contributes to long-lasting change. The acceptance of
The approach to the reading of the novel would be varied. It is anticipated that the class study would begin with a shared reading of the opening chapter to foster students' interest. A prepared reading by the teacher is usually much more involving than a hesitant reading-around-the-class activity (Sykes, n.d.). The aim is to motivate each student to read the
Another big point in Prose’s essay is the assignments associated with high school literature. She argues that teachers make students write around the books and not about the books they read. “No wonder students are rarely asked to consider what was actually written by these hopeless racists and sociopaths. Instead, they’re told to write around the book, or, better yet, write their own books,” (430). The assignments that teachers give these days are nto about the book or the story itself. They usually ask the student to rewrite the ending, or ask what the student would do if they were in the same situation as the character. Prose argues that high school students are seen as having the same experience as some of the characters they read about, such as Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby. “And is it any wonder that
All in all, you can learn many ideas pertaining to the topic of friendship from this book. Among the most important are: to never leave your friend, both figuratively and literally, you should always be worrying about your friend, and you should never take them for
I gained a new perceptive during class, when reading “George Saunders Explains How to Tell a Good Story”. The reading of this article help me understood how to use more details to makes my story’s more meaningful. The reading of this article help me build up my paper on “No such Things” to use details to descipbe a story. Through the reading of the article, it help me to use experience through my life to build on my topic “…memory is an unreliable traveling companion through the years”. The reading of the article help me to create a meaningful story to blend it in with experience in my life and also to blending in with the topic of my paper.
Escaping from the past, focusing on the present, and fearing the future, one enters the honors English classroom taught by Mrs. Roll, the tenth grade pre-AP English teacher. Because summer flew to its end, students became one step closer to their biggest fear- school. By the time one reached Mrs. Roll’s class, the quote, “I won’t be your friend, but I will be friendly,” was drilled regularly in one’s mind. Everyday in the class, there would be daily reminders of this warning. To be in her honors class was a risk, but also the wisest choice of them all. Not everything will go the way it is planned, but a little critiquing might get the task completed. With Mrs. Roll preaching to students day in and day out, she barely has time to remember all their names; therefore, what time does she have to be their friend? However, she does contain time to be friendly.
When I was younger, the amount of obligations upon me fewer and less likely to affect life in the long term, it was far easier to pursue my passion for fiction. School consumed less time, and the classes were introductions to various principles rather than in depth study. The books contained within the library of my elementary school weren’t great works of literature either. They were simple stories, with simple characters and events, but I loved them anyways. These simple things made sense, a comfort blanket that I simply had to reach into a basket on a shelf to find. When library time rolled around every week, I always managed to find three or four new ones to take home, and then read them all within a day or two. I had never been a particularly athletic child; I had the time and the will to devour as many stories as I possibly could.
Children’s fantasy novels are an effective tool to use in the classroom because they are riveting and keep the students’ attention. However, teachers must draw on them effectively, to make students aware that what they learn is meaningful. An example of this is the novel ‘‘The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch’’ written by Joseph Delaney. In this novel, there are various valuable morals to teach, to any high school or elementary school reader. In this essay, I will demonstrate how Joseph Delaney’s fantasy novel ‘‘The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch’’ enhances children’s ‘‘world knowledge ' ', by using Tom as a surrogate to teach perseverance and facing fears; thus, leading to personal fulfillment. I will illustrate how teachers can use Tom’s perseverance to show the students how this allowed him to attain his goals and that they can do the same. As well, I will demonstrate how teachers can work with facing fears to show students that this will lead to personal satisfaction and growth.When exploited in the classroom, Joseph Delaney’s novel allows students to observe how perseverance can benefit them in attaining their personal goals. Even in the most demanding situations, Tom, the Spook’s apprentice, must have the courage not to give up. He must stick it out even though he does not think he has what it takes to become a Spook, which he later discovers to become his calling. Attaining this goal leads to personal achievement. Teachers can use this moral of the story
business knowledge would enjoy this reading. The author does a wonderful job integrating the fictional story of one man's life with the task of teaching the reader about
“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.” Charlotte - Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White The unexpected pairing of friends is a common theme found throughout literature, as it is so true in life. True friendship can blossom at times, in places and with the people we
I have same experience with you. I don't have so much feelings when reading a book in high school, but I can understand deeper after I read it again in the university. I think it is because the increasing experience enabled us to have a better understanding of life as