After reading The House On Mango Street my biggest takeaway is how Esperanza always stayed true to herself throughout the book. I really admire how she marched to the beat of her own drum. One thing I want to remember about her is no matter how big her dreams are she will never forget where she came from and will come back and help who needs her. It shows her wisdom and strength even though she is going through her own insecurities being a young teen. I really liked how at the end of the book she says "they will not know I have gone away to come back for the ones I left behind. For the ones who cannot out"(Cisneros 110)
Along Way Gone my biggest takeaway was seeing Ismael going through all these transitional stages at such a fast rate at such a young age. It shows that people can adapt to whatever life throws at them to survive. I was impressed with how well he adapted to change and how he was able to survive mentally and physically through all these stages. One thing I never want to forget about Ismael is his whole story and how courages he was through the whole book.
I found this documentary very interesting and educational since my big goal is to become an elementary teacher. Mr. Reeve is a teacher at Hobart Elementary and he dedicates is who life to his students. He is also in charge of a drama group called The Hobart Shakespearians. He takes in a large culturly diverse group of students and teaches them how to speak correct english by teaching them shakespeare. Mr. Reeve believes " All children should be given equal opportunity" and he dedicates his life so his students so they have a chance to thrive in America and become assets to the world. I can relate to this documentary, because I just finished up learning about teaching in a diverse classroom in my Education Psychology class so it was a great example how teachers need to be dedicated to their students and treat them with respect.