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English Reading Practice – No Torture
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Clay and his friends have a new
. His name is Mr. Akers. When they meet Mr. Akers for the first
, he seems very
. He tells them that he
bad things about them from other teachers. He tells them that with him it will be
Clay and his friends do not
. Yes, they can do
things sometimes, but they are not
During the school year, Mr. Akers
to be a very different teacher. He has "special
If a student fails an
, Mr. Akers makes fun of them in front of everyone.
If a student does not know the answer to a question, Mr. Akers calls them
If a student asks too many questions, Mr. Akers
laughs and turns his back.
Many students feel
. They try to talk with Mr. Akers, but it seems that he gives them no
. They feel that they are treated
they have no value. They start to lose their own
in class. Others even stop
to class. A few get very mad
the teacher. They cannot show their anger
, so they do it
One time the teacher's desk is found
. Another time the board is all
. Mr. Akers sees this and everything
Clay sees this too. He realizes it just gets worse and
. He talks with his friends and they decide to make a
and give it to the principal.
In the petition, they
what happens in Mr. Akers classes. "He is our teacher and his
is to help us, not to
of us. We deserve respect too," they write.
agrees with the students. "This is not teaching, this is
!" he says. Mr. Akers leaves
school. Clay and his friends get a
The new teacher
them with respect and tries to help them. He
them. He knows this is the
way to teach. It is not easy, but
, things get back to normal at the school.