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Reflective Essay On Reading

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The Path As I reflect back to my childhood, I realize that I have always received love and support form not only my parents, but my teachers as well. From an early age, I have always been challenged with adamantine text and writing pieces. My parents have also kept up a ritual of before bed reading. When I was younger, they would read to me, but as I have progressed through school and literacy skills I read on my own. I was probably that annoying little sister because I enjoyed reading to my older brother, who was a pre-teen at the time. He always seemed annoyed that his little sister was always reading. I remember a particular instance where he asked me if I could read in my head, and I belted out, “No, I don’t know how.” As I started…show more content…
We began having a set class that primarily focused on literature. With the added course, we began to have more responsibilities with our reading assignments. We were to read 20 minutes a day, with a total of 100 minutes per week. We would keep track of this with a reading log that our parent would have to sign, assuring that we completed the assignment. After each book that we read we would then complete book reports. At the time I particularly did not enjoy book reports, but as I reflect back I realize that they really challenged me to not just read the book, but to study, connect, and to understand the text. In middle school, my teacher would read to us many different texts that were challenging. As a class we would dissect the pieces to engage and understand what the author was portraying. To Kill A Mockingbird was one of the books that we read where we completely annotated the entire story. Each part we all broke down the text for us to completely understand the time period and history behind the book. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my favorite book that I have read thus far. Altogether, middle school was the pike of my literate life. During those years was when I could say that I fell in love with books and could fully understand the meaning behind the author’s
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