Post a Comment. Why do you think Rodriguez chose this word for his title? According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, an aria is a song in an opera sung by one person. Rodriguez probably chose this word for his title to represent how in his classroom filled with English speaking children, he was "singing" his own song, his Spanish language.
The three boys could not understand why they were the only ones waiting for the report card. After, the report cards came and they showed their mother she freaked out. The youngest son who is in Pre School received stickers instead of letter grades. During this exchange the mother was upset that Emory received a cloud he told his mother a rain cloud is good and the mothers response was what are you, a farmer? One day, a few of his teachers came to his home to speak to his parents and explain to them if they could encourage their children to speak English at home. As time passed, Rodriguez learned to speak perfect English up to the point where he no longer spoke Spanish anymore.