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Book Review
In her memoir Becoming, Michelle Obama takes the audience through her story of
becoming one of the most influential African American women in history. In her book she uses a
positive voice which she used to tell the audience of moving from the south side of Chicago
where she had a humble life with her family. The voice raises the audiences hopes when she
moves to Princeton university and Harvard law school and then began her career at Sidley Austin
(Obama 18). Each step of the way Michelle becomes more and more independent and her voice
indicates this. In using her voice Michelle talks to the African American women out there telling
them that it’s possible to become who they want to be in life. The positive voice used in the story
therefore not only serves the purpose of telling the positive side of Michelle’s successful life but
also persuades the audience into living a successful life. using the text to teach writing, it would
lead to many questions in the students (Harvey and Goudvis 179). Michelle is a celebrity and
students would want to know more about her and to clarify their confusion. As the students ask I
would encourage them to ask any questions that they may have as it’s through the questions that
they learn.
Simon B. Rhymin by Dwayne Reed is story of a young boy who aspires to become a
popular rapper. One aspect that comes out in the novel is characterization. The characterization
of Simon who is an eleven-year-old boy who aspires to be a world-class rapper. However, Simon
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faces the challenge of fear and this makes him lay low in school which inhibits him from
uncovering his talent (Reed 50). The challenge on Simon happens when the teacher gives an oral
presentation in which they must discuss something that affects their community. He has to
overcome his fear and through the help of an ally, he overcomes his fear and he makes an A
presentation indicating that one boy can change his hood. Reed uses characterization of Simon so
well through expression of feelings and the ideas in his head. In this line, the audience know not
only what is happening in Simon’s life but also the deep feelings and ideas that he has in his
mind. If I were to be Reeds teacher, I would recommend that he develops Simon even further to
become the rapper that he wishes to be as the story opens. The best part where Simon has to gain
courage to present in class would be perfect in visualizing from vivid piece of the text as this is
relatable to many students who have to overcome their fear of public speaking (Harvey and
Goudvis 217).
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green tells a sad story of Hazel Grace Lancaster. The sad
tone used in the story makes it appealing to the audience. as the story opens up, Grace is sick
with Cancer and the audience falls in love with her personality. The author however puts a drop
of hope when he introduced Isaac who falls in love with Grace and the audience feels that Grace
is having a new beginning (Green 27). The hope is however cut short when Isaac tragically dies
as the story comes to an end. The sad tone is well used in the novel as the story begins on a sad
not and ends in a sadder one. The sad tone runs throughout the novel as one becomes
sympathetic with grace and her tribulations. Questioning would be a good strategy in teaching
students about this story as it has some issues that students would like to know more about such
as cancer. Questioning would help clear their confusion and help in learning process (Harvey
and Goudvis 180).
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Works Cited
Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. Penguin Group Australia, 2012.
Harvey, Stephanie, and Anne Goudvis. Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for
Engagement, Understanding, and Building Knowledge, Grades K-8. 3rd ed., Stenhouse
Publishers, 2017.
Obama, Michelle. Becoming. Crown, 2021.
Reed, Dwayne. Simon B. Rhymin'. Hachette UK, 2021.

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Last Name 1 Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Book Review In her memoir Becoming, Michelle Obama takes the audience through her story of becoming one of the most influential African American women in history. In her book she uses a positive voice which she used to tell the audience of moving from the south side of Chicago where she had a humble life with her family. The voice raises the audiences hopes when she moves to Princeton university and Harvard law school and then began her career at Sidley Austin (Obama 18). Each step of the way Michelle becomes more and more independent and her voice indicates this. In using her voice Michelle talks to the African American women out there telling them that it’s possible to become who they want to be in life. The positive voice used in the story therefore not only serves the purpose of telling the positive side of Michelle’s successful life but also persuades the audience into living a successful life. using the text to teach writing, it would lead to many questions in the students (Harvey and Goudvis 179). Michelle is a celebrity and students would want to know more about her and to clarify their confusion. As the students ask I would encourage them to ask any questions that they may have as it’s through the questions that they learn. Simon B. Rhymin by Dwayne Reed is story of a young boy who aspires to become a popular rapper. One aspect that comes out in the novel is characterization. The characterization of Simon who is an eleven-year-old boy who aspires to be a world-class rapper. However, Simon Last Name 2 faces the challenge of fear and this makes him lay low in school which inhibits him from uncovering his talent (Reed 50). The challenge on Simon happens when the teacher gives an oral presentation in which they must discuss something that affects their community. He has to overcome his fear and through the help of an ally, he overcomes his fear and he makes an A presentation indicating that one boy can change his hood. Reed uses characterization of Simon so well through expression of feelings and the ideas in his head. In this line, the audience know not only what is happening in Simon’s life but also the deep feelings and ideas that he has in his mind. If I were to be Reeds teacher, I would recommend that he develops Simon even further to become the rapper that he wishes to be as the story opens. The best part where Simon has to gain courage to present in class would be perfect in visualizing from vivid piece of the text as this is relatable to many students who have to overcome their fear of public speaking (Harvey and Goudvis 217). The Fault in Our Stars by John Green tells a sad story of Hazel Grace Lancaster. The sad tone used in the story makes it appealing to the audience. as the story opens up, Grace is sick with Cancer and the audience falls in love with her personality. The author however puts a drop of hope when he introduced Isaac who falls in love with Grace and the audience feels that Grace is having a new beginning (Green 27). The hope is however cut short when Isaac tragically dies as the story comes to an end. The sad tone is well used in the novel as the story begins on a sad not and ends in a sadder one. The sad tone runs throughout the novel as one becomes sympathetic with grace and her tribulations. Questioning would be a good strategy in teaching students about this story as it has some issues that students would like to know more about such as cancer. Questioning would help clear their confusion and help in learning process (Harvey and Goudvis 180). Last Name 3 Works Cited Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. Penguin Group Australia, 2012. Harvey, Stephanie, and Anne Goudvis. Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Engagement, Understanding, and Building Knowledge, Grades K-8. 3rd ed., Stenhouse Publishers, 2017. Obama, Michelle. Becoming. Crown, 2021. Reed, Dwayne. Simon B. Rhymin'. Hachette UK, 2021. Name: Description: ...
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