Before I got an interest in reading my education was not off to a great start. I don’t know how much different my life would be if I had not taken a keen interest in A to Z Mysteries. Another book that had a profound impact in my life was Touching Spirit Bear. I first read this book in Sixth grade. Mrs. Heimer informed the class we were going to be split into groups to read different books.
When my teacher first assigned this, I was nervous because this was my first time making one. I did not have the correct knowledge on how to make a lesson plan. Now that I did that assignment, I now know what it takes to make a good lesson plan. Some districts banned and challenged many books. A challenged book is identified by a person or group as materials which should be re-evaluated for appropriateness, usually for children or young adults in schools.
Through this experience he learned how fundamental reading is for him. They are similar because they share the love of reading. For example Alexie loves reading because his father loved reading. On the other, Blow loves reading because of going to the store. They have similar stories as how they learned to read.
You mentioned that the school offer support and assistance for her as an ELL students, that a wonderful and helpful! For reading more at home, you mentioned that Sarah is responsible; therefore, I suggest if she reads to her younger siblings’ books about sports and basketball. Since she likes to watch T.V. ,
In fact, the odds are against you.” -robert greene I picked this quote because teachers are not going to going to hold you hand throughout high school. Their just their just their to teach the students who want to make it in life and some do not care if you pass or not. My grades have changed since I first started high school they were really good at first but then I got side tracked thinking I would pull up my grades last minute. I was horribly wrong and realized that it wasn’t as easy as middle school. My sophomore year was probably the worst because I slacked off and procrastinated but I picked myself up thanks to a little motivation.
The year after I left Cedar Creek, I joined Thousand Oaks Elementary, and more specifically, Teacher Libby’s class. She was nice, but I found all the books in her class dull and pointless. So I borrowed my brother’s books, he three years my elder, and brought them to school with me. I remember one day I was so engrossed in a Percy Jackson book that I didn’t notice everyone had already gone to the rug five minutes ago. I had a wild imagination and
When I reached the sixth grade, I was reading on a senior in high school level; and my writing had won a couple of school awards. My eighth-grade year, I was entered into the school spelling bee where I placed first; this award granted me a place in the regional spelling bee where I also placed first. I made it all the way to the Scripp's National Spelling Bee which was held in Washington D.C. Sadly, I did not win, I placed thirteenth place and was beyond proud of myself. Academics, mainly reading and writing, helped me beyond measures.
I struggled on every single book and test. Mrs. Spooner, my fourth grade teacher, took me aside and ask me about if I actually was reading the books or not. As we both discussed, she knew I could read, but did not know I was not understanding the material. We decided to tutor every Monday after school. I would read a book paragraph by paragraph, and once I was done reading one paragraph out loud, I would have
I found Becker book “Writing for Social Scientists” very interesting to read, he actually described my fear of writing and why we avoid writing especially if we being asked to exchange our writing with our classmates. I remember in my first semester I was uncomfortable to expose my writing to my classmates. Becker mentioned the fear we suffer it caused when we try organize our thoughts during writing session. Organized my thought is one of my concern. Sometimes I start writing without following outline or organizing my thoughts.
If I was an English teacher I would recommend this work because of how you can relate to it. Jane who is the main character in this book is 14 years old which is near the same age as us students. She goes through similar stories in life which make it more intriguing to read. Jane learns that organizing her day with the drama club, homework, and the baby is not an easy task. She learns that she is overwhelmed with everything that is going on in her life.