Thursday Thoughts: What do you think you will miss most about high school after you graduate?
We looked at Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue," and considered what makes it a reflective essay. We also located places where she used parallel structure in her writing.
For tomorrow, answer one of the following questions in a well-written paragraph.
- How did Tan’s mother influence Tan’s understanding of English?
- In what ways does Tan suggest that a person who does not speak perfect standard English might be treated with less dignity than someone who is a fluent speaker of standard English? How does she support that idea?
- How did Tan’s perceptions of her mother and her version of English change over time?
- What does Tan indicate were the most important factors in her decision to become a writer?