Through the McWhorter Strategies there are 5 ways that I use to help identify my paper. In these step there are ways to get a better understand on the paper in a different a view. The first step will be previewing, with previewing you take the story and read the title, the first and last sentences and every first sentences of a paragraph. If you have a highlighter, that’s a great way to use to highlighting those ways. The next step, will use activate prior knowledge connect the story to your own knowledge u already know. Also, this help you to see if you can relate to the story or at least have a clue on what you might be reading about. Then the next step through the McWhorter Strategy is to read the entire story. Now you have to comprehend, by this you ask yourself if you understand the vocabulary, the story, and what the author is trying to say. Finally, you strengthen your comprehension, this you take any vocabulary and look up and any unknown words and define them and reuse it in the story to get a better understanding. When I preview the story I use the rule by reading the title, which helps me to known that the story is about flirting. I’m also able to know what each paragraph is talking about by just reading what is told in the steps for previewing. Next, I did activate prior knowledge, this help me to know if have a little knowledge on what might the story be about; also connect to the story better. I use my knowledge by treading the title and ask myself if I know about the story. Examples, by just reading the title I can have an idea that this is about flirting. Also, I can relate to it because I have done flirting before. So, it’s easy to relate to the story and have clue on what to expect to read. So now I read the entire story “The New Flirting Game” When read the entire passage you won’t be puzzle about what the story because you took the time to go through the first two step of the McWhorter Strategy. I was able to understand each paragraph. Example just because I read the first sentences to
This is a beautiful story that tells of one man’s journey to understand how his father loved and how his family ties were strengthened. Stevin Martin uses stories from his childhood to give us a better understanding of how he viewed his father as a child. My favorite narrative is “When I was sixteen, he handed down to me the family’s 1957 Chevy. When, I was seven or eight, I discovered on Christmas morning a brand-new speed bike illuminated by the red, green, and blue of the tree lights.” This account…
In The Portable Phonograph, the author, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, tells the story of four men living in a world after a devastating war. Although they don’t have much, they have an old phonograph and some records. Even as they fight to survive in their harsh environment, they still abide by Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. First they have to have their physiological and safety needs, then, their love and esteem needs, and only after they have attained the more basic needs, may they meet…
Romeo and Juliet (Prologue)
Students will use prior knowledge to help them gain understanding of an unfamiliar language
Students will be able to identify two major themes from the text
Students will be able to understand the purpose of the stories prologue
Students will be able to gain a better understanding of the story Romeo and Juliet before they start reading
Determine the meaning of words and phrases…
Irony that Kills
“The Story of an Hour” tells the story of an unhappy woman named Louise Mallard’s ironic marriage. The author takes us back to what seems to be a typical marriage in the nineteenth century. The twists and turns in this short story lead up to an expecting outcome. Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is a short story that contains various ironies that connect the reader to the story and give the reader insights and knowledge that even the characters…
Dr. Chelsea Rathburn
29 April 2014
Beauty and the Beast Adaptation Project: Reflection Paper
Beauty and the Beast is a classic Disney movie about a prince who is transformed into a Beast, for not understanding true love - causing himself cast under a spell, and a young lady named Belle who becomes imprisoned within his giant castle. One quote most memorable from this movie is quoted by Belle, “And for once it might be grand to have someone understand. I want so much more…
protecting you from danger and giving you love, you received abuse and disuse. I can’t fathom the feeling of being neglected at such a young age without any guidance or help. In the story I chose to discuss, it will describe a little boy’s journey in a very unpleasing matter.
The book “A Child Called It” by Dave Pelzer is based on a true story. I think this is the main reason why this story stood out to me more than any other story I have ever read. It’s a dreadful story about a little boy who gets physically…
Question: How have the texts you have studied shaped your understanding of the powerful impact of tragedy on individuals? In your response you must refer to ‘Othello’ and at least one other text of your own choosing.
What magnifies the sense of tragedy in each of these texts is the dramatic loss experienced by innocent individuals who are victims of powerful personal and social dynamics. Experiencing tragedy has a profound, powerful impact on individuals. The strong use of language devices in tragic…
reading. I always had hard time understanding a story in most books I read, but now I’ve progressed and accomplished a better reading and writing skills since September.
I’ve mostly progressed in my reading and my critical thinking skills. When I started reading, “To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee” I thought I was never going to get the story and probably fall behind but as we got through the story with the glass, I started getting a much better understanding of the story. As the year went by I developed…
Student Number: JM1409261
Directions: Answer the questions below. Use full sentences when applicable.
Give two examples of each of the following elements of fiction and nonfiction from the texts you’ve read in Units 1, 2, and 3.
Story of fiction: The Giant’s House
Story of Non-fiction: “Desiderata
Fiction: James, narrator, and Astoria
Non-fiction: Elizabeth McCracken
Fiction: In a Library on different days to find a book that James is looking for.
Non-fiction: It seems the narrator…
Forbidden Lover Story
I chose to discuss the short story by Nadie Gordimer, Country Lovers, I will identify the theme and the literary elements that helped me with my analysis. I would consider the story Country Lovers to be the story of racial barriers that created a forbidden love story. There are many literary elements that aid my analysis, and support my interpretation of the stories theme. I will discuss how symbolism, characters, and settings supported the forbidden love story theme.