Tuesday, October 16, 2012

journal 7

One thing Sandra Cisneros does extraordinar"ily well in her book, The House on Mango Street, is her use of metaphors. She compares things that I never would have thought to, but she does it so they come together so well. One really great metaphor that stands out to me in the book is on page 17 from the chapter Laughter, "Our laughter for example. Not the shy ice cream bells' giggle of Rachel and Lucy's family, but all of a sudden and surprised like a pile of dishes breaking". I thought her use of imagery here was phenomenal. When you read her writings you feel like you can hear what she hears or see what she sees. A major theme that struck me in this book is to never judge a person or place based on appearances. Esperanza first judges Mango Street before she got to know the neighborhood and people in the neighborhood. She thinks it's low class, and she wants more for her life. Once she gets old enough to leave Mango street, she realizes how much the neighborhood  and people had grown on her. She had made friends with the neighbors and realizes that she wants to come back for those people.

A major educational factor that I feel influences kids in school is their use of technology. Technology is such a growing factor in the world, and children need to learn to use it properly. The use of computers and other technology is also good for the children to feel more interactive in class. They like to use new and cool "toys". I don't just mean computers. This could refer to a long list of different technology that kids would pay more attention to in class rather than a teacher lecturing and reading from a textbook.

These students are interacting with eachother and enjoyijng the use of laptops in the classroom

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