Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. (Lyon, Shaywitz, & Shaywitz, 2003, p. 2)
The nonimpaired readers had more activation in all of the areas known to be important for reading than the children with dyslexia.
My Sister's Keeper a 400 page heartbreaking story by Jodi Picoult. When I say heartbreaking I don't mean the typical relationship heart breaking, I mean the kind of heartbreak that comes from sickness,broken families,things that should never happen to children in their lifetime. My Sister's Keeper shows anyone who picks up the book and turns the page that not everything is always black and white, and wrong and right. Anna Fitzgerald is a 13 year old born into the wrong family as she comes to explain.
During the summer before 10th grade, I didn’t really do anything eventful or amazing. I went to Albany for three days to visit my family. They had bought a new house and we hadn’t seen them in a while. My cousin and his wife had three kids and a huge garden. There were bees in their background and lots of flowers. I went shopping to a nearby mall and to the Mosque on Friday to pray. We had a barbecue and the food was good. My mom made sweets for the occasion and told me to make a cake. I was hesitant at first to make one, but I finally did. It was delicious.
“I took the ax and smashed in the door. I beat it and hacked it considerable a-doing it. I fetched the pig in, and took him back nearly to the table and hacked into his throat with the ax, and laid him down on the ground to bleed; I say ground because it was ground- hard packed, and no boards. Well, next I an old sack and put a lot of big rocks in it- all I could drag- and I started it from the pig, and dragged it to the door and through the woods down to the river and dumped it in, and down it sunk, out of sight. You could easy see that something had been dragged over the ground.”
Youth Voices is a powerful tool with some glitches still that need to be worked out. For instance, the annotation tool is cool because it allows you to manipulate text on the website. However, finding comments and highlighting are a bit cumbersome. Also, users unable to receive notifications about other users commenting is annoying. It is cool and has a lot of potential, but needs to be developed to help learners learn more effectively.
Perdido Beach is still in the FAYZ which is basically an area that's bubbled in from the rest of the world and the only people in it are kids 15 year old and younger. When a kid hits 15, something happens to them, tries to steal them away from the FAYZ and the kid gets to decide whether they want to leave for good or stay and suffur in the FAYZ. Ever since the FAYZ started, some kids got mutated and by mutated it means they got powers. Each one would have a different power, some more useful than others and some much more powerful than others.
Chino Yeah man, I go to public college, nothing big and fancy –
Bodega Check it out, you evah heard of Edwin Nazario?
Chino You mean the boxer?
Bodega Nah, same name, no relation. He’s my lawyer.
Chino I don’t like lawyers, they’re prostitutes in suits.
Bodega He’s amazin’. He knows the law inside out, like a reversible coat. With Nazario, I intend to own this neighborhood and turn El Barrio into my sandbox. Nazario and I know that we live in the most privileged time since Prohibition.
I have recently finished reading Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, and one of the qualities I liked most about it was that it transported me into its world so well that I didn't remember where I was in reality. I have read few books that can do that, so this book is one of my favorites.
I am currently reading Light on Snow by Anita Shreve. I am only in the first chapters of the book and I'm getting to know the characters. My mom read this book and gave me a little synopsis as to what the book is about. The characters I have met so far are the father and his daughter. While they were walking in the woods they found a baby that had been abandoned. Im interested in the book because I like the relationship the father and daughter have. The mother and baby sister died in a car accident and they only have each other as they try to cope.
One book that I have recently discovered and started reading is Slaughter House 5. This novel written by Kurt Vonnegut is truly admirable and I'm saying this as I am only 43 pages into the book. So far the story of "Billy Pilgrim" has captured my imagination and made me want to not put the book down. In class I am given 10-30 minute periods of reading a day, and let me tell you first that it is not enough time. POW in World War II, abducted human to aliens, and a prisoner of time travel is just a couple of interesting things in this book.
The Catcher in the Rye is a book written by the esteemed J.D Salinger and I have the honor of reading this book in my english class. The story is about a teenage boy, Holden, who attends an all boys boarding school. Unfortunately for Holden he has been kicked out of school and has yet to inform his parents.
Macbeth is one of the most renowned plays written by Shakespeare that easily qualifies for one of my most favorites stories in terms of plot. Basically, there is Macbeth and his wife who both rise to power as prophesied by three witches. In their rise, they kill the king of Denmark and a few others who pose a threat to their power. Thus, by the end both of these character deteriorate mentally as they see ghosts and unmoving stains of blood.
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes is one of the best books to read. I enjoyed every little detail and felt like I was apart of everything due to Eric’s narration throughout the story. I can definitely relate to how stubborn and forthright Sarah Byrnes is. Although, what she has gone through and continues to live through, I could never imagine. What I really liked about the story was how it helped talk about bullying and I think it brought up a lot of inquiry questions and discussion points, mainly abortion, child abuse, and suicide.
Literature plays the vital role in preserving knowledge to be passed down through generations. If we want to continue our innovative streaks, we must possess newly learned knowledge from the previous generation. Literature provides a means of expressing the creative and innovative ways in which we humans interpret the world and all things in it. It also acts as a source of inspiration, entertainment, and opportunities to develop the mind.
In recent times, there are gladly not as many racial issues and cases as there were during the time this story takes place. In To Kill a Mockingbird, the plot follows Atticus Finch, the father of the main character, in his case defending an african american accused of assaulting a white woman. In the end, he lost the case and his defendant was killed where he was being held. Luckily, such events are not common in modern day, especially in New York.
In my opinion, literature in general is essential to the progression of the intellectual movement, and therefore, all of its forms hold equal signifIcance. Why might it be in question that children’s literature may not be as adequate as adult literature? Is it under the view that children’s literature is simply less “wordy” and complex as adult/adolescent literature is commonly found to be? Though such perspective does hold some validity, as children’s books are indeed meant to be more suitable for younger crowd, I believe that its quality overcomes its quantity.
That Wednesday Teresa went to the library around the corner from her house. she checked out many books, for her school and for her fun. The only thing the librarian said was “Don't get the book”. She was so confused. What book? Why would he say that, what's wrong with the book?. but as she continued to check out the books the librarian freaked out again, “Don't get the book”. Why she thought, why not the book. When she walked home all she could think about was what the librarian said. When she arrived at her house she made and ate dinner and went to bed.
On a regular basis, I do not form New Year’s resolutions because I feel as though it is pointless. Simply put, if I had a problem, I would not wait a year to try and fix it. Nevertheless, as the New Year has recently come around, and as I was assigned this seemingly fruitless project, I will try my best not to let an opportunity for change go to waste. As for a good habit I would like to adopt, I would like to start reading more. No matter the content, I have slowly become apprehensive to the concept of reading for joy. As of now, I only read books or works that are assigned to me by classes.
The product game is a game in which two player play and they need to multiply by the other number that the other player gets.The goal of the game is to get four number in a row and try to not get blocked by the other player.What make this game fun is the blocking because when the other player is going to in you block him and that makes it fun also.
I watched Diodrey and Noah on 12/12/13,and they said that the game was awesome because they were blocking each other.
The game started with Diodrey,Player 1 drags a marker to a number in the Factor List to select it.
"The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the story of a orphan who grows up learning the language of flowers, which she later uses to express herself. In the beginning, readers are introduced to a little girl named Victoria. When first meeting Elizabeth, she isn't open to accepting her new life. It is only until later on that she begins to like Elizabeth, who teacher her the language of flowers. Throughout the story, readers learn more about Victoria and why she acts the way she does.
Matilda by Roald Dahl might leave a reader feeling the need to learn. Matilda is a very educated girl. she had learned complicated words at such a young age. The problem was that her parents do not want her to waste time in reading books. An example of this is on page 39. "Don't you ever stop reading? What is this trash?"
Within the novel "A wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'engle, I thought the story would be nothing near typical, as it the novel is fiction, and involves the use of time. Seeing as the main character Margaret "Meg" Murry starts out on an average day, and nothing fictional seems to occur, I became slightly interested to the novel, as it was within a fiction story. When I found out about Ms.who, I became flabbergasted with the inter-dimensional
This book is about a girl named Ever, who is a morbidly obese 15 weighing 302 pounds with a height of 5'6". She has a voice in her head that brings her self esteem to zero and constantly eats her feelings with chocolate because of that and the loss of her mother. She then decided one day to get surgery so she could reduce her stomach size to help her lose weight. With the help of her friend Rat and her father and step sister, she starts to lose weight, and less and tries to reach her goal of gaining confidence to be seen so she can perform and sing in front of others.
This book is memoir about the author himself and what he went through when he was twelve years old and made into a child soldier. The book starts off with him talking about his normal life with his family and transitions into the abrupt change he had to go through once his village was taken over and he was separated from his family. He then had to wander around on his own, barely surviving from the lack of food of water, running away from the rebels who were massacring villages and towns.
This book consisted of various short stories (101 to be exact)about love, life and many other things. It has stories written by both males and females of a variety of ages and gives stories that one can relate to or at least have one realize the value of self respect and the value of life itself. Overall what this book was meant to do was help one deal with the daily challenges that one deals as a teenager with the stories provided by those who are currently, or have already gone through those experiences.
This book was about the disappearance of a girl named Nora Lindell who went missing on the night of Halloween. Her disappearance and death caused the lives of all the teenagers around her to change. The boys seemed to have a desire for her and were constantly thinking about her and used Nora's sister as an outlet for these thoughts and desire. In the meantime, the feelings that Nora's sister are being described and showing how painful and heartbreaking the experience was.
Alexander Cold, who is 15 years old boy and going through a tough time in his family. His mother has cancer and his parents have to leave for Texas to try to treat his mother's cancer. Alex and his sisters are sent to live with their grandmothers. Alex is sent off to New York City to stay with his “crazy” grandmother Kate Cold, a reporter for International Geographic Magazine while his sisters stay with their other grandmother that he prefers. Alex then travels with his grandmother to discover this “beast” that she is trying to cover a story on.