During the class of English 4, the learning objectives are improving your writing, speaking, and reading skills through several different project. This is valuable to my future because this class is preparing me not only to be better basic skills but it’s helping me improve as a person. I am an english learner and this class has prepared me for what’s ahead of me.
Throughout this year we did a lot of projects and worksheets. For example we read different books and were even able to do a little practice before taking the SAT. We read To Kill a Mockingbird, and Into the Wild. For the second semester we also focused on Fast food nation which helped me see things differently. All this links back to me improving myself as a person because as I said before we had a lot of different assignments that came along with all these projects.
My favorite project/assignment was reading about Fast Food Nation just because it’s a topic that schools don’t really focus on and I knew I was going to be able to learn a lot from it. We didn’t only read fast food nation but we had questions that came along with them that really helped me understand whatever was going on. While we were reading the book we also had discussions and gave our opinions about it. The goal of this assignment wasn’t only to improve our reading skills but our writing skills. Also research and presenting. When we first started reading this book I was kind of scared because I usually don’t like reading because I’m not the best at understanding or reading and I kind of just felt embarrassed about it. So I really wasn't looking forward to reading this book at all. But after reading the first chapter I noticed that It wasn't actually that hard and as long as I enjoyed reading and learning about it, it was fine. After reading some of these chapters we had a set of questions that we had to answer as a group which helped me a lot because it gave me a better understanding of everything, it helped me break everything down, and I was able to have an input and say what I was thinking. After all these sets of questions and reading the book, we got to watch the movie and other small clips that gave us a better understanding of what we were actually eating and how it was processed. Then after watching the movie and doing more research we were required to do an essay of a minimum of 700 words and a maximum of 1000 words.