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  • Program Like Sesame Street
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    Steve X Sociology Article 3 Sesame Street and the Death of Reading was an interesting article to read. The author explains many who actually sit down and watch the program see no educational gain for their children. It teaches kids how to read (in some areas of the program), but it doesnt teach these things that are needed most when learning to read: language, active reflection, persistence, and internal control. Sesame Street teaches words, numbers, etc. only for a short one minute time frame o...
  • Barney And Sesame Street
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    Barney vs. Sesame Street Sesame Street and Barney The Dinosaur are two popular educational shows for children. Are they really teaching kids with the right techniques? Are they teaching kids anything at all? It's a battle to see which is better: Barney or Sesame Street. Sesame Street and Barney have totally different teaching techniques. Sesame Street captivates the audience with high jolt age and fast scenes. The child barely understands what is going on and when they understand that scene, it'...
  • Mars And Bump
    608 words
    The race was set up on Plum Street, the long, level block between Ash and Jackson. By the time they were ready, half the kids in the East End were there, from the tiniest pipsqueaks to high-school ers. The little kids ran races of their own from curb to curb. The bigger kids shouldered blasters and dug into their jeans for coins to bet with. For the first time since last fall, mothers opened windows and leaned out from second stories. Traffic was detoured from both ends of the block. No one coul...
  • Old Boy
    347 words
    Feral Kid, by Libby Hathor n, is an entertaining book about Robbie, a 15 year old boy, who runs away from home, and becomes a street kid. Throughout this book, the theme is generally about how a young boy tried desperately to fit in to a hostile environment. From the very beginning, the author takes care to express the theme of a sense of place through the characters. The main character, Robbie, forms an unlikely partnership with the toughened streetwise guy, Pale, and a bond is made between the...
  • Tragic Death Of Robby's Best Friend Garth
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    How do you tell a story of a boy who was raised right but turned out wrong Do you focus on key events during the course of his life, or do you examine his life in sequence from birth In his compelling essay Our Time, John Edgar Wideman has the responsibility of telling the story of the boy who turned out wrong... The boy is Widman's younger brother and black sheep of the family Robby. Wideman uses three voices and three events to tell his brother Robby's story. The three voices that Wideman brin...
  • Street Kids As Bad And Community
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    Discuss the ways in which street kids are represented in the texts " kids on the rampage" and "father Riley". Include in your discussion the way in which tests can influence your understanding and appreciation of the issues in either text. The feature current affairs stories " Kids on the rampage" and "Father Riley" both represent street kids through the selection of television codes and elements, as well as the main storyline. The way the kids are depicted, however, are in two completely differ...

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