Differences Between Reading And Writing

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The ways people teach and understand English has varied through the years, creating obstacles including speech delays or lack of understanding. Even through these varying aspects of a person’s life, a single parent or lack of money, people can enjoy reading and writing despite their differences in learning. From an elderly woman, a 45-year-old woman, a 24-year-old woman, to a young 7-year-old boy, all have complications within their life such as speech impediments, yet still can enjoy reading and writing. I am hopeful to express what these contrasting individuals enjoy about their love for reading and writing. It only takes one teacher or a caring individual for someone to enjoy reading and writing. An elderly woman named Dorothy Dill spoke…show more content…
Her experience with reading and writing started off rocky. Growing up in her home in California, she was diagnosed ADHD at a young age. Her focus on reading and writing was not particularly easy for her. Since she had only one parent who also had to work, she spent most of her time learning in a daycare or in a school. She received many complaints from teachers who were unable to keep her focused-on learning to read and write. She did bring up one teacher at her school in Kindergarten helped her finally understand writing. Samantha stated, “Mrs. Sharp made an impact on my life,” explaining how Mrs. Sharp and her sounded out each word until she understood. While she doesn’t have as much time to be able to write like she used to, Samantha enjoys writing to express her pent-up emotions, allowing her frustrations to flow onto a paper. She uses a letter format to express herself; however, she does not allow anyone to read it. Samantha is no longer in school, yet still uses writing to her advantage. She states that when she is emotional, she will write letters to the people who have upset her, or people she feels she has wronged herself. “It gives me the ability to write out what I am thinking and allows me to evaluate myself before I act on emotions.” Not only that, but Samantha also enjoys reading a variety of books, reading a few novels multiple times just because it gives her a sense of freedom…show more content…
Darnell has lived his life in a single parent household as well as attended a non-diverse school and daycare. His experiences with reading and writing have been quite strenuous. He has been placed in a speech therapy due to his lack of pronunciation as he had a hearing issue. When the other kids were starting to learn the alphabet, he was still stuck on how to copy the sounds correctly. It wasn’t until the age of five that his mother had earned enough money for the surgery to fix his ears. When I asked him if he enjoys reading, he just shrugged his shoulders and stated he doesn’t understand the material he reads or the context. He now has begun to write, his mother ensuring he sits down every evening to write the letters of the alphabet until he is done. She makes him sound out every letter until he does it correctly. His ears, while now able to hear, still can’t correct how he improperly learned the words. However, when I asked Darnell about listening to his mom read a book he quickly lit up. He exclaimed that he truly does enjoy listening to her read the stories from a variety of books, including a Batman. I asked him if someday he would like to read them by himself which he stated, “Maybe someday.” Darnell may not be able to read yet, but he shows promise that he someday may enjoy the possibilities reading can
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