Even though it isn’t my content area, I am a strong believer in the power of literature.
The most influential novel that I read this year is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Walls’s memoir had moving themes of strength, perseverance and forgiveness. It also caused me to have passionate reactions. Finally, The Glass Castle impacted me the most because it forced me to reconsider my opinion of homeless people. This novel was a beneficial reading experience.
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.” I was able to connect with the story because like Wright, reading is one of my favorite pastimes.
The book that I have chosen for this semester was “Life in motion”, an autobiography by Misty Copeland. I personally chose to read this book because it is about a dancer and I am a dancer. This book stood out to me because she is my inspiration and has been for a long time. I look up to her and I decided well, to read a book about my inspiration.
Tangerine, a book that changed my life. A story so frenetic, so emotional, so inspirational that it made me fall in love with literature. My surreal connection with the book ensnared me to the beauty of writing and the impact that literature could have on someone. Now I don’t see books as writing, but as stories of real lives, as mysterious that need to be solved, as inspirations that need to learned from. Despite my imperfections, Tangerine made me believe in myself and face the reality with dreams to be
Literacy has applied over the course of my education and my life. As an education major, I believed that literacy was an ability to learn how to read and write. Furthermore, literacy has been a part of my education. I have come to an understanding that literacy is a lot more than what it seems. It’s about expressing yourself that includes your opinions and feelings. As a college student, I still feel like my literacy is evolving with every essay I write. But, through my literacy autobiography and literacy experiences. I have gained through the process of “growing up” as an educator. I 'd like to capture the hearts and minds of readers through my journey and experiences with literacy. As I take you back into the past of how literacy has grown inside me. I would one day like to show how these experiences will influence my teaching strategies.
I also developed an interest in chapter books. I was in the second grade when my mom and dad would read to me these books. We read together the Hobbit, Phantom Tollbooth, and Percy Jackson series. I also read some current events on my own in school. I started to lose interest in reading
Dr. Seuss’s books have had some influences on me. When my mom used to read Dr. Seuss to me, I developed a love for reading. Dr. Seuss’s books have had an exceedingly positive impact on me when I was younger because they taught me to read along with the illustrations and the words that tell the story. His book “Horton Hears a Who!” has taught me to take care of the environment because of the way he uses the characters to show the hidden moral of the story and allows a kid to discover the moral for himself. The last way Dr. Seuss’s books have had an impact on me another one is his use of rhyming. Dr. Seuss’s use of rhyming made the books a lot more fun to read and enjoy. Dr. Seuss’s books were a part of my reading education because now we have
Books opened my eyes to enthralling revelations at a young age. They gave me solace in my times of worry and melancholy. Especially where the lost protagonist overcame her obstacles and fought her fears. I could always relate to such struggles. I understood what it meant to feel diminutive and powerless. But I couldn 't relate anymore when the character would transform into something unique. Defying the odds. As a child, I had struggled to believe in myself and capabilities.
The book I chose to read was “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls. “The Glass Castle” was memorable because it gave me an idea about the diversity of each person. The story was told through the perspective of a young girl who does not understand right from wrong because she believes what her father tells her. I think this book is popular because it expressed ideas that are typically thought of as wrong or ideas that many turn away from. The author included outstanding imagery that puts the reader into the shoes of the main character. Each event in the story was felt emotionally and gave me insight into the mind of Jeanette (The Main Character). Another reason I think this book is popular is because the story is based off of the authors childhood
Lincoln predicts his own death in the interpretation of his dream using the Freudian dream theory that determines the manifest (factual) content of a dream and the latent (to be interpreted) content. This same theory can be applied to the story told in Killing Lincoln. The manifest content of the book clearly acknowledges Lincoln 's brilliance, Grant 's military excellence, and Booth 's underdeveloped plan. However, the latent content leaves the meaning and intention of the book to be interpreted by the reader. In reading the book, it is clear that Bill O 'Reilly wishes to convey to the reader the give-and-take relationship that comes with a free society and how the good and evil people within the society shape how we view the United States government. This truth allows the reader to understand that with their civil liberties comes the need of awareness and discernment.
I have I learn something from reading these books, I think I gain some things from the which is knowledge knowing what’s righteous and wrong as human being in this world, we all human being going to through all of different in life and how can I use this in my aspect of life ideas. Like for example how in the book Negroes with Guns, I think it was would definitionately be hard for myself to put my foot in their shoes and I don’t have think it was not be cool to keep you’re cool inside since you’re joining to be solider and they don’t have all of the supplies for the soldier’s to wear it’s in the middle raining season but I would not appreciate what they’re doing is very wrong of them. I don’t remember but I think one of the solider had got
It was my first time reading it and I was already able to take great advantage of it . The book has a big variety of vocabulary that I wasn't used to read before . At first while reading the first chapter I started to have difficulties comprehending what I was reading , I would look up the meaning of some words . The novel was something different than what I was used to reading . I learned how books impact the lives of many even if they don't personally connect to the charterers they still get an important message out of it .
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. When I first met someone who didn’t like the book I was beyond shocked. Right at that moment, I realized that reading has its own effects on me. Reading has changed my writing skills, it has improved my knowledge and lastly, it has helped me manage my stress while going through hard times. Without reading I wouldn’t be the person that I am today.
One of my favorite memories growing up is how much time I spent reading. Whenever I got a new book I couldn 't put it down. I remember that I would always read on the bus ride home. Reading was something that I liked to do. 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.