In high school, aside from my lesbian and horrific children’s literature, I was very intrigued in Shakespeare. Much like any future English teacher, I fell for the amazing couplets and scenes Shakespeare had to offer. I spent days reading assigned text for English and then other days text for fun. Although, if I had to pick one book that truly fueled my desire to become an English teacher it would be, The Great
Armed with positive experiences from my earlier years, I was secure in my writing skills and I welcomed any new information that I could learn that would make me an even better writer. I owe a lot of my writing abilities to this teacher, I feel that she greatly and thoroughly prepared us for our literary futures. Essay writing was the biggest English lesson of that school year, this is where I first learned how to write an introduction, how to organize and structure paragraphs, and how to construct an overall essay. In this class my teacher would often times use my essays as an example for the other students, because often time I had the highest scored essay in the class. That school year gave me such confidence in myself when it came to writing essays, that it is something I started doing as a hobby and not just in school and academically.
I remember my parents reading with me and it was the most meaningful and memorable way to spend time with me. This is because I liked reading a lot and I was eager to learn so that I could fit in with my older siblings. My favorite books were storybooks taking about adventures and fairytales since they created fantasizes for me (Rodriguez 16). My parents read the stories aloud for me to understand and I have come to see that it was important for them to do so since it helped me a great deal. My sister would read me stories from her own books and it confused my little head, considering that the level of education she was in was high for me at that time.
In elementary school I was more positive about both of them because I knew I was learning and I was really eager to learn. In high school, I had years when I loved reading and writing and years where I didn’t like it. During my college experience, I have had a mostly positive feeling about reading and
In elementary school I discovered reading. My mom would always read to me. Listening to her smooth expressive voice telling the tales of Junie B. Jones always had me enchanted. I would always get her to read to me because she made it more enjoyable than what I experienced on my own when I would read books. Then my mom had to go on
This was mainly because I loved the idea of living vicariously through someone 's life. One of my favorite series is the Clique series which is about a group of popular girls navigating through high school. I started this these books in elementary school and reread them all throughout high school and though I was reading about arbitrary things like fighting over boys or crazy holiday parties the entertainment from this series possessed me to find more pleasure books. At the same time, this entertainment buzz quickly turned from a consistent means to continue to strengthen my literacy to me lugging my book to every class and reading instead of paying attention. Consequently, my teachers started to notice I was no longer listening to them and began taking my books and at first, this only fueled my stubborn nature and
She would read the books aloud making the characters come alive. As my interest grew, my determination to read grew with it, making it possible for me to discover that new world within the first few weeks of school. In order to help me reach my goal, my mom took... ... middle of paper ... ...e long wait with some moderate sci-fi books like Red Mars, that give an interesting insight to what the future may be like one day. The invaluable lifelong skill of reading has become one of the greatest discoveries in my life. Some people find their personal enjoyment in expressing their ideas in writing, while others enjoy getting lost in the words written by others.
I always thought reading in my mind was to be able to comprehend and appreciate the work that was put into the book. The best feeling of reading is when I get into the book and I visualise all the characters and scenes in my mind like a movie.I bet you have experienced that before considering you are a reading teacher. I have became a much better reader than I have before and in order for that to happen, I had to read! It took time, but reading more and more has shaped me into a person who likes to
My love for reading was extremely strong when I was younger and one of my greatest accomplishments while in elementary school was becoming part of the “1000 AR Point Club”. This meant I got a certificate at an awards assembly and I also got my name put on a plaque hanging in the hallway. If it were not for my school offering rewards for reading and my mom who actively enjoyed reading with me, I never would have achieved that accomplishment. For as long as I can remember my mom has been an avid reader and writer. She graduated from college with a major in Journalism and a minor in English.
With the help of my sister and my 12th grade English teacher, I was able to pinpoint what my level as a reader and writer was and helped me learn to question and look into something with a deeper understanding, making these two things seem much easier. My sister is extremely smart, or perhaps brilliant would fit her better. She was a 4.0 student in high school, with a 33 on the ACT, she attends New York university, and having a photographic memory is something to never doubt. Along with being very intelligent, she reads