At the level of European culture in general, two factors must not be forgotten: first, the continental Renaissance, now more than a century old, had stimulated an enormous opening-up in the category of literature, both that which was revived from the past and that which was being newly produced; second, the invention and growth of printing continued to disseminate the material objects of reading in greater quantity and to a wider audience. That may be true: there is no surviving sixteenth-century text in which all of these locutions are neatly laid out, and it is possible that the man who lived his whole life many days' arduous travel from the sea had managed to do some apprentice work aboard a sailing vessel, preferably among tars who had colourful tales to tell of the Bermuda triangle. On the contrary, the children who do not have an idea of pleasure reading find themselves extremely helpless to complete the assigned tasks. In addition, older children can be encouraged to read aloud to younger ones as a means of enhancing their relationship. A 2007 study by Johns Hopkins University found that the cumulative effect of summer learning loss during the elementary school years accounts for two-thirds of the achievement gap between lower-income students and their more affluent counterparts by ninth grade. Uniforms also raise students' expectations of themselves. Of a different kind, but persistently influential, are such literary works as the didactic Mirror for Magistrates 1559 and Samuel Daniel's poetic First Fowre Bookes of the Civile Wars 1595 , while yet another approach to the materials comes from the strenuous polemics for the Protestant cause offered by John Foxe in his Acts and Monuments , known as the Booke of Martyrs first published in English, 1563.
If, for instance, one follows the source trail of Romeo and Juliet or Othello , where there is a proximate originary work Arthur Brooke's Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet and Cinthio's Hecatommithi but behind it a tangle of versions coming out of Bandello and his inheritors, one is struck by the difficulty of pinning down Shakespeare's specific route of derivation, especially given questions concerning his familiarity with languages. The parents must make it certain that they take time out of their busy schedules and visit libraries along with the children Copperman 224. It is in these years that the reading skills are developed which later become automated in the personality of an individual. The movement can be categorized as one of anecdote versus evidence, fear versus rationality, the status quo versus social and educational change. John Lyly's Euphues 1579 , whose mix of wit and eros and pedantry swept through Elizabethan literate culture, can be detected in the language of every overwrought lover in the comedies.
At school or at a library story hour, books can bring children together and can be part of a positive shared experience. Reading-- actual reading, not reading a text message-- does all of these things. We should only have to read for 20 min because of the way we think of time. And why would this be the best use of money on the school system? Voracious; more middle-brow than high-brow; heterodox; philosophically not of the avant-garde; Anglo-centric in certain ways, generally having to do with past and present public institutions, yet at the same time revealing a considerable fondness for continental story-telling. The value of Shakespeare lies in the fact that his plays and poetry can add something to your life in many different ways. In this feature from The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare available through Fathom , Leonard Barkan shows that Shakespeare's work was as much shaped by popular theatre as it was by high-brow literature. Just like reading anything else.
Bates also accomplished such tasks as setting up a black resort called the Bates Country Club, in Kerhonskon, New York because there weren't many resorts in the area that allowed blacks in. Language is a common source of division, unfortunately, but it can be a means for unification as well. If you want a child to read, Read they would need encouragement. Many also remember visually how to spell words. Instead, they might resort to unconventional piercings and tattoos. One can hardly imagine, for instance, the erotic ideals of the Sonnets without Plato, or the politics of Milan and Naples in The Tempest without Machiavelli, or the transports of love, whether straight or parodied, from Love's Labour's Lost to Antony and Cleopatra , without Petrarch. Voracious; more middle-brow than high-brow; heterodox; philosophically not of the avant-garde; Anglo-centric in certain ways, generally having to do with past and present public institutions, yet at the same time revealing a considerable fondness for continental story-telling.
Even from the earliest grades, children feel the pressure to conform to idealized standards of dress, which may be beyond their family's means. As Martin Mueller writes in 'From Leir to Lear' Philological Quarterly 73, 1994, p. Shakespeare would have read Plutarch and Ovid, Terence and Seneca. In a freer learning environment, students begin with a sense of self-worth — rather than as identical captives without options. To literalize the process: Shakespeare finds the stories that replicate his personal obsessions; the stories give those obsessions certain shapes; he in turn re-shapes them by producing ever-varying adaptations; in the end he becomes a reader of, and source for, himself. If, for instance, we imagine a cluster of narrative elements including nobly born wives who are entangled for good or ill with their husbands' public lives e.
Lucrece, two Portias, Lady Percy, Desdemona, Lady Macbeth, Hermione , calumniated women presumed dead but merely sleeping e. In a set of interesting articles--'From Leir to Lear', Philological Quarterly 73, 1994--Martin Mueller has shown how certain stories, while providing the main point of origin for a single play, also haunt the dramatist's imagination repeatedly and throughout his career. Most young adults coming out of high school can't spell or use proper grammar. These collections of narratives in part represent an early modern codification in some cases fabrication of folktales; in their vast overlapping interrelations we can witness a whole field--call it literary bumper cars--where stories are made and remade via translation, imitation, elaboration, parody, and recombination. The computer's ability to process and analyze data means that endless variations on reports and other types of documents can be and are generated. The same applies to gang recruitment.
The purpose of this article is to say that, yes, it's true, reading really is important, and that there are some solid reasons why that is so. I like to read but only for the fun of it. Playwrights of Shakespeare's generation did not even give more than the most basic stage directions, and did not clutter up their scripts with descriptions … of the characters which is pointless because they will inevitably look just like whatever actor happens to be playing them. In Business Week, Havovi Cooper notes that learning English is absolutely necessary for into American culture: Learning English will lead to assimilation, and assimilation is not all bad. The two greatest non-dramatic masterpieces of Shakespeare's own age, Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene , find their way into comic, historic, and tragic works, with King Lear embracing elements of both. Reading out loud exposes children to proper grammar and phrasing.
Lists of titles like these need to be grounded in a larger sense of the contemporary intellectual climate, particularly as regards book-making and book-reading. You have difficulties assimilating new information, have a tough time acquiring new knowledge, and may even struggle to read simple instructions on product labels. I am just kidding this is all a joke for fun because i'm bored in English class everybody help me with life right now i'm going to die of boredom in here helppppppp. I love to read, it makes me sad to think a lot of kids are missing out on the stories that have made such an impact on me. But around me many students fall behind in reading and get lunch detention, demerits and after school as a result. Make the most of this experience by encouraging children to talk about what they've read or heard. Some schools allocate more than a quarter of the year's instruction to test prep.
The more enjoyable the things they read are, the more they'll stick with them and develop the reading skills that they'll need for full access to information in their adult lives. Just this past December in Oxon Hill, Maryland, a 17-year-old honor student was killed at a bus stop, caught in the crossfire during the robbery of another student's designer jacket. Spending time and effort implementing uniform policies may detract from more effective efforts to reduce crime in schools and boost student performance. Learning the language is part of assimilation and its crucial. Besides, books are way much better than movies because they're all supposed to be based on books but there are a lot of things wrong with them. John Lyly's Euphues 1579 , whose mix of wit and eros and pedantry swept through Elizabethan literate culture, can be detected in the language of every overwrought lover in the comedies.