The story “the dot” is about a girl named Vashti who feels she can’t draw. Her teacher said to her, “Make a mark and see where it takes you.” So Vashti does, and then her drawings become popular.
When I reread “he dot” I thought it is mostly about determination. I think it is about determination because when Vashti was in art class she had to draw a picture, but she said, “I can’t draw.” Then her art teacher said, “Make a mark and see where it takes you.” So Vashti makes a dot on her paper. Her teacher said, “Now sign it.” Then the next day Vashti saw her dot and said, ”I can make better dots than that.” So she was determined to make more and more dots. She discovered that a blue dot mixed with a yellow dot makes a green dot. Then a few weeks later her dots are in an art show. She sees a little boy gazing up at her, and he said, “You’re a great artist. I wish I could draw.” Then Vashti said, “I bet you can.” “Me? No, not me. I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler.” the boy says. Then Vashti is determined and says, “Show me. “ She hands him a piece of paper and a pencil. The boy draws the line, and when he was finished Vashti said “Sign it.” The boy also becomes determined to do his best. So “the dot” is all about determination.
This story also reminded me of a time when I was determined. I was at camp, and I was doing the rock climbing wall. There were three levels. I did the first level. It was kind of easy, but when I got to the second level it got harder. I finished it. Then the third level was really hard, and I thought that I wasn’t going to be able to finish it. But when I climbed up, I was determined to finish it, and I did.
The lesson you can learn from "the dot" is to Never Give Up!