As I’ve gotten older my choice of books has changed alot, a different genre for each of my phases. Today the books that always manage to get my attention are usually the books based on true events. My earliest memory of being read to isn’t necessarily being read to by my parents but being read to by teachers. Both my parents were always working, so they never had time to read to me. I didn’t have any older siblings to help me so when I started school, it was the first time I was exposed to reading.
During my elementary years, I don’t recall being interested in reading, but I do remember the first time I fell in love with it. I was in my 7th-grade reading class. I just completed a quiz when my teacher realized that I had nothing to do after. She offered me a book that I will remember for the rest of my life because it is the book that basically started my reading journey. It was called Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper, I loved the book so much that I read the whole entire series.
I guess that led to the development of my interest in modern television series, which I would spend hours binging the entire season. My family would watch television during dinnertime and we would spend the night discussing the plot of a drama series, I think it really gave us a common topic to bond over. Time passed and I had a regular preteen phase where I obsessed over celebrities, so magazines are without a doubt the best way to find out every detail about their lives. I have to say that mass media played a fairly big part of my early life. Being a millennial, social media has definitely had more impact on myself than the mass media, so I will be focusing my account on the former.
My parents wanted me to study in a girls’ school which is nearby my house. (I took only 10 minutes to walk to school.) During the time before examination, generally, I had to prepare myself by reading textbooks like the other children. However, I was not very serious about it since I was quite sure that I can pass the examination and the main point is I didn’t like to read books much. I could read them but not whole day.
Judy has experienced censorship herself. When she wrote, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”, a book based on Judy’s life in sixth grade, she gave 3 copies to an elementary school but the books never went up on the shelf due to the conversational
Over the past two weeks our class has been reading the book Ordinary People by Judith Beth. During the story the Jarret’s family dynamic communication affects all the characters because they all lack communication throughout the family and they are not able to talk about feelings or things that happen in everyday life. In the text Conrad was talking with Berger (psychiatrist and Berger “asked” How is [your] family life? [Conrad] responded by saying “me and my mother don’t get along She is very private and it doesn 't bother [me]”. (Beth,98) By having Conrad said this, this proves that the Jarret’s family dynamic system isn’t that strong and that plays a huge role in Conrad 's life.
Rupi Kaur was born in Punjab, India and immigrated to Canada with her mother when she was three years old. Growing up, Kaur wasn 't able to participate in sports, after school programs, or summer camps, because her family didn 't have sufficient funds. Kaur spent most of her time reading, and at the age of five, she discovered that she loved to draw as well. Kaur described herself as being , "shy and quiet" in school, but she would write little poems for her friends, along with love notes. It wasn 't until 2013 that Kaur truly realized her passion for writing when she attended a creative writing course at U of Waterloo.
Growing up in a small town where many people didn’t finish high school or go to college and most of the students around me weren’t avid learners, it was difficult to learn how to write a paper in my opinion. The main thing that has stuck with me was the first time I wrote an actual paper. I was in elementary school and they gathered all the students of my grade into the cafeteria and told us that we had to write an essay based off a prompt that they gave us. They also told us that we must have a strong and inviting introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs, and a summary conclusion. After that, to my knowledge, I wasn’t really every taught about writing papers, just marked off when I did have a paper assignment and told what to do to fix
She worked 2 or 3 jobs. When Ben was in fifth grade, he was a horrible student, during spelling bees, he was always the first one out and he’ll fail every math question. He got his report card and he failed almost all subjects. So, his mother decided to teach them the timetables on the first day. Ben was disobedient and called his mother a mean mother so she composed an idea to not allow him to play any games until he learns the timetables.
When I was in the fourth grade I began struggling on focusing on my homework and classwork. It was a hard time for me because I had been great at school. My teacher who had decided she was a doctor called my mom and told her I was special needs and that I needed to to not be in her class, all because I wouldn't focus on reading a book. My mom didn't want to give up on me and was going to help me succeed. What that teacher said prompted many doctors appointments and tests and speech therapies.