Friday, August 19, 2016

English Pre-AP

Before the first day of school....

She does not like being labeled. In her opinion everyone is equally the same and that we are just going through different things in life. She feels very pressured that the students will label her on the first day. She says in her diary, "Will they think I'm out of touch or too preppy? Or worse yet, that I'm too young  to be taken seriously?"(pg. 1, paragraph 1) As a student teacher last year, she wanted to see past color and culture but was confronted by a student name Sheraud. Sheraud and everyone in the class changed her ways of teaching. She said "I would try to bring history to life by using books, inviting guest speakers, and going on field trips."(pg. 3 paragraph 2) She feels that the key to teaching them is through books and activities that they can relate to in their personal lives. She wants to take the class on a field trip to see a movie. Although the previous group she took to the movie didn't turn out so well as she explains, "I was shocked to see women grab their pearls and clutch their purses in fear."(pg. 4, paragraph 1) She did not let that stop her from teaching and is prepared for what's ahead.


Diary Entry 8...


When you are trying to make friends and fit in you should always be yourself. The girl in the diary is pledging for a sorority and she can't help but not ignore the fact that she is only joining to fit in. In the text, it states "I wanted to fit in just like every other high school freshmen."(pg. 18, paragraph 1) I think it is important that people do what they want to do and not be pressured by friends or anyone to do something they don't want to do. I've always kind of went with the crowd. Although I have done things as part of a crowd that I've later felt bad about. I think as teenagers we think  fitting in is so important because at this age we're all trying to figure out who we are and what we belong to. All of the pressure that we are put under makes us want to be a part of something better and later we realize that's not who we are. "We weren't really friends with her anymore. I guess it was just  because we were all going to be in Kappa Keta, and she wasn't."(pg. 19, paragraph 1) The writer says this after her friend Sarah quits. Friends I love have changed so much and went to such lengths to be someone they aren't, and we've separated because of it. At the end of the day we should not care what anyone thinks and do what we feel is right.