First Line Friday: September 22

First Line Friday: September 22

First Line Friday

Grab your book!

Flip to the first page.

Type the first few sentences.

Here is my book! Save Me A Seat by Sarah Weeks

Most people in America cannot pronounce my name.

On the first day at my new school, my teacher, Mrs. Beam, is brave enough to try.

“Sur-yan-yay-nay,” she says, her eyebrows twitching as she attempts to sound it out.

“Sur-ee-ah-neh-RI-ya-nan,” I say slowly.

She tries again, but it is no better.

“I’m going to have to work on that,” she says with a laugh.

I laugh too.

Suryanarayanan is my surname. My first name is Ravi. It’s pronounced rah-VEE, with a soft rah and a strong VEE. In Sanskrit, it means “the sun.” In America, people call me RAH-vee, with the stress on the first syllable. That doesn’t mean anything.

I am a middle school English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher.

There are 7 comments for this article
  1. Trinity at 12:48 pm

    Are you sure you’re all packed? You´re not forgetting anything? What about the tent? This quote makes me feel excited because I want to know why they need a tent and I think they are going camping.

    • Mrs. Book Dragon Author at 12:38 pm

      Hello! It was really good! I actually listened to it, so it took a couple of weeks. I don’t think it is that long of a book though.

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