Literacy

Vietnam is our neighbor country. We are friends a long time ago but I am as a Cambodian I didn’t know much about their history, which makes me feel like there is something that is missing and needed to be known. Thanks to Literacy class this round we were focusing on the Vietnam war and which lead to a book called “Inside out and back again”. The novel is writing by Thanhha Lai who is a Vietnam-born American writer of children’s literature. The books are written as a chapter of poems more than a book chapter of the paragraph. Our main focus is on the Vietnam war, but throughout the learning process, we got to learned many other things and got to improve our skills too. We got to read articles, and looking through some pictures and having a small exhibition of pictures along with captions that were taken during the war. At first I didn’t know anything at all about the Vietnam war,but after I read some I can understand more about and I can make an inference that I have made after reading and learn about Vietnam war is that it was a 20 years long war so there are millions of people who died in the war and not only just because they got shot or fighting, but some people even kill themselves because they just don’t want to live their life in that war. One inference that I have made after reading and learn about Vietnam war is that it was a 20 years long war so there are millions of people who died in the war and not only just because they got shot or fighting,but some people even kill themselves because they just don’t want to live their life in that war. Being in the war made people feel like it is not where they should belong and it wasn’t their home, it wasn’t the place that they used to know. The war did not only made people feel pain physically, but they got the pain in their feeling and metal pain that can’t be cured and will be their forever as their scars. We got to know the feeling of those people and understand more about them from the book more than the article was reading because the book was focusing on a specific perspective of a character named Kim Ha who was just 10 years old during the war. The characters in the books told us a lot about their feeling and we can see deep more to their emotion without them telling it. Another interesting thing about the book was that not only it tells us about the war, but it was also telling us about the setting and how things happen one by one. The book was one way that tells us about the war and the people’s life’s changes. We got to learn about the war and also we got to improve about reading skills, it was more than just reading and understanding, there was something we have to do to get to know the characters and people’s emotions better and it is the tone. We can understand more about the emotion of the characters by the tone that they are using and the words that the author was using to describe things and feelings. Only reading one was not enough we have to compare and contrast the information that we got, so we were reading a lot of articles and compare the information and the feeling that the articles were giving to the readers. We have done a lot of group discussion because it helps us to understand one of another opinions and ideas and because of the group discussion, it makes me feel more confident about my overall knowledge and understanding of the war. The team giving more ideas and opinion which sometimes lead to something we never think of but are connected. Discussion is always needed when we are learning about something. We have to take a lot of notes because the group discussion was like having a debate or trying to persuade people so they believe in your opinion or idea and agree with you and to do that I have to have clear and specific evidence. In this round not only it teaches me about the war and improving my skills, and there is something I can take away from this which is teamwork and the confidence to speak up about my ideas and to bring my voice to the group discussion or the class. This is another progress for me in literacy and I hope to improve and make more progress in the future.

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