I flew through each reading. I was the fastest reader in my class. My teacher would write my parents notes on how quick and successful I was at reading. Now, I enjoy reading, but not as much as I used to. I have to be in the mood for reading and finding a book to read for fun, and not for class, is a difficult task.
She put me in her college english class when I became a senior, because she said I showed potential to be successful, and I am so proud that I took that class because it taught me how to do more. When I went back to public school I joined the reading competition team again, and for both junior and senior year, I became captain because I showed the team that I was the willpower to read all 30 books within the deadline. Even though our team did not place in the top ten, each year we grew closer and closer, and my team says it is with the help of me. I think going back to public school has helped me. Even though a lot of people believe that Jeannette is not a good school, and that they do not teach us the necessary components to get us to learn, just like in Sherman Alexie's reading, but we have shown people that they are wrong, and that we have some of the best kids in the school around the area.
Self Assessment: Jacob Thomas As a writer, I have grown in many ways, First I took English Comp 150 last semester. This class taught me a lot about my life due to a book we read The Last Lecture. However, I did not like to read so I showed much resentment towards it. As the deadline approached I finally opened the book that would make me love to read again. In school there is many classes where I can express creativity just like Dr Seuss did in his imaginative books.
Lesson 8: Journal Response I enjoyed reading Black Boy by Richard Wright because it was a touching story about the significant of books. In the story, Wright shares the story of the life-changing transformation books introduced into his life during a time of hardship. Books allowed him to change his perspective of life a feeling he describes as, “The impulse to dream had been slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing. It was not a matter of believing or disbelieving what I read, but of feeling something new, of being affected by something that made the look of the world different.”
Personal Literacy Narrative Reading and writing is a tool everybody needs in their lifetime the basic reading and writing skills are used on a daily base no matter what field you plan to study. Reading and writing are taught at a young age. I personally was taught by preschool I noticed on how I grew with my writing and how I became a better reader and writer throughout my life I personal love reading and writing it’s a way for everyone to express themselves through their choice of words. Everybody learns how to read and write differently some students tend to be stronger than others, personally speaking I feel I tend to be higher in reading then writing.
My interest in reading made school fun for me. It gave me a reason to try in school, and put forth an effort to do my best. My interest in reading when I was younger made me the student that I am today. In my first few years of school, I did not care.
Math was always my favorite subject in school ever since Elementary school. The subject fascinated me because it was not only about numbers; rather, it enabled me to think critically and analytically about the world itself. When I took Math 20-1 last semester, I, along with many other people, struggled with the course because it progressed much faster than Math 10-1. However, Math 30-1 has become much easier as I understood the material within fast pacing. The class reduced from its size from 50 students to 20 students because of the pacing, which was fine by me as I enjoyed classes with small amounts of people.
I sign for the summer reading program until the seventh grade. I always went to the library to get a book, when I needed to do a book report. When I was younger I enjoyed going to the library several times a week, now I usually go once a week and occasionally on Sundays when they are open. I have always enjoyed going to the library, sometimes if the weather is nice, I will walk to the library. I also go to the libraries to get some movies and music.
For example, in my junior Honor's English class, we watched the Great Gatsby and it provided specific imagery in the book, which helped me understand it better. Mrs. Jenkins, my English teacher, was one of the reasons I started to read again and journal more often. Something she said had stayed into my mind and it turned around for
The book I got from my grandpa When I was like 7 my grandpa brought a book to me from his trip to detroit. It was a book about cars. It was like my favorite book for a long time because I liked cars a lot when I was growing up. The book was about a bunch of different chevrolet cars and who made them and designed them and stuff like that. Thats why I was so interested in the book.
Reading Memoir “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,” by Dr. Seuss. This quote speaks for itself. The more you know and educate yourself, the further you’ll go in life. Books are filled with some much information that we could learn from.
Literacy Autobiography Even though it isn’t my content area, I am a strong believer in the power of literature. This appreciation goes way back, in fact some of my earliest memories are those of my mom reading to my older sister and me every night before bed. We made our way through nearly all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books by the time I started kindergarten.
My audience for this literacy narrative essay is relatively small and young, with a total of 14 persons. The males surpass the girls greatly by three – six girls and eight males. They are between the ages of 17 and 22 years old. Ten persons are 18 years old, two persons are 19 years old, one person is 17 years old and one person is 22 years old. However, the average age of this audience is 18 years and 4 months.
Before I started school my mother would always read me books in Spanish I didn't know how to read or write during that time I was only 2 years old. When I started preschool that’s where I started to learn how to read and write. I don’t really remember much but what I do remember was that the first thing I learned how to write was my name. It was difficult learning how to write. My words would be squiggly but what else would you expect a preschooler writing to look like, it was a fun time being able to learn how to write.