The title of an essay regularly gives the reader with directions of the substance of a paper. Since the title the title happens to be what a reader first reads, it likewise permits them to make presumptions about what 's in store all through whatever is left of the essay. Keeping that in mind, (The Lonely, Good Company of Books) was unquestionably an intriguing title for Richard Rodriguez to pick subsequent to composing his article about the perplexing relationship he had all through his youth.
As I reflect on my hatred of reading it is kind of weird because my mother use to read to me every night when I was younger and I liked it. I don’t know when or why I began to dislike reading. I can remember during my junior year of high school, I wanted to try out for varsity football team. I was truly dedicated to making the football team, knowing I had to bring my grades up to be eligible to play.
Growing up, I didn 't always love to read or to do anything with literature. I used to think that people who loved to read were the super smart students and I would envy them because they got to enjoy reading while I would often struggle with the texts. In Elementary school, I remember we would have to do assessments to see where we were when it came to our reading level and I would dread that day because I always felt like I was reading not at my grade level. However, it wasn’t until I was placed in this program by one of my teachers when my love for reading began to take off. At first, it was weird when the classroom that I was placed with barely had any students but they explained to us that they were there to help excel with our reading.
In my personal journey with reading and writing, I have learned to love the art even more every year. I began reading at the early age of three, I could read on an eighth-grade reading level when I was five. I was well above other students' academic levels, starting from early ages. When I
At the age of four I learned to read, and from then I became an avid reader. I fell in love with Dick and Jane, Biscuit, and all books by Dr. Seuss. I begged my mom to take me to book stores every weekend. This passion for reading continued through the years of Junie B. Jones and Judy Moody, that was until I reached middle school. Middle school was the beginning of long textbooks and the curriculum that forced you to read and interpret books in their way. At that moment my love for reading disappeared, I didn’t like being told that I had to read a science fiction novel like House of the Scorpion or interpret The Outsiders in the way that I did. Literary classes picked apart the story so much you were unable to imagine the characters and the
Reading is most important for children during their childhood which functions, inter alia, as a process of socialization. On the one hand, they can take different roles and stimulates their imagination during reading, on the other hand, children might be able to acquire different narrative structures (cf. Graf 20). Especially visualized books, help infants to become independent readers without the acquirement of reading competencies. However, children visualize the story by their eyes and get the content by their ears (cf. 21). Reading aloud by parents or later on, reading for themselves, mediate different values to the children, too. In the following, this essay will discuss in how far a book deals with different social values or general knowledge
Dr. Seuss once stated that the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you’ll learn, the more places you’ll go. The ability to read and to write, can be powerful in hard times, giving us a chance to experience a life of imagination. Since we were kids, we read books to build our imagination. Allowing us to become a part of a world of so much emotion and as we grew up, we relied on these books to give some kind of relief and hope.
Richard Rodriguez grew up thinking education was really just a chore, “For both my parents, however, reading was something done out of necessity and as quickly as possible”, just something to do when you needed it. He didn 't think it was something to do just for fun. Rodriguez actually thought that reading was really impersonal and really hard toned. He didn 't like isolated it felt reading. That all changed when he entered school and he found it really hard to read by himself so an old nun made him stay after school and they both talked his problems about why he couldn 't read. Day by day he found the joy in reading and it 's really when you invest yourself. He now is a famous writer and has succeed very much in life all this due to school.
A third grader and a senior aren’t the same age, don’t have the maturity level, nor are do they have the same reading skills. Daniel T. Willingham says people are spending all of their time reading about what they should be learning about. Daniel uses a group of third graders as an example. He says that third graders spend more time reading than learning which “backfires in later grades.” Daniel’s reasoning is flawed because a third grader doesn’t have the same mental maturity as a senior; therefore, students reading when they are younger is not going to impact or “backfire” on them in later grades. This contradicts with his claim that people will comprehend more of what they are reading if they know what they are reading about.
Then, Rodriguez is placed in a catholic school. A couple days later, his teacher arrives at his house telling his parents that they need to speak more English at home. For the reason being, they are doing poor in school. Richard comes to conclusion that his success in life is based on how education changed him. In addition, separating Rodriguez from the life he had before becoming a student. Rodriguez becomes distant with his parents. For the reason being that, they were not as skilled as his teachers. Throughout the middle of the book he shares how being catholic shaped his whole day. They attended mass every Sunday before he joined Stanford. He claims how church conquered his education. Rodriguez later states how humiliated he was of his complexion. He hated how dark he was. Rodriguez later gets a summer job in construction.
"In spite of my earnestness, I found reading a pleasurable activity. I came to enjoy the lonely, good company of books." (Rodriguez 192) People were inspired by Alexie. "Many are writing their own poems, short stories, and novels. They have read my books. They have read many other books. They look at me with bright eyes and arrogant wonder." (Alexie 498) These two authors differ in this category because Alexie wants to change the lives of his culture, he wants to make a difference. "I throw my weight against their locked doors. The door holds. I am smart. I am arrogant. I am lucky. I am trying to save our lives." (Alexie 498) Rodriguez reads for his own pleasure; he enjoys reading on the weekends, and reading in bed, it is well stated he doesn 't read for other peoples company. "Early on weekday mornings, I 'd read in my bed. I 'd feel a mysterious comfort then, reading in the dawn quiet—the blue gray
Since the technology is now fast-paced and keeps improving, reading is being taken for granted. Many people used to read for enjoyment in the previous decades, but now less people enjoy reading. I do not think we will be reading for fun in the next decade because of all the new advanced technology we will have. We as a society are too busy wondering what is happening on social media at the exact moment and what is on TV than sitting down and reading a book. Cheryl Barnett-Bey’s passage, “Read with Purpose,” is similar to my literacy story because I would skim through books just to get the assignments done. I didn’t read because I wanted to, I only read because I had to for school. If I didn’t have to read in school, then I probably wouldn’t have read any books at all because I don’t enjoy
Maria Tartar, professor of Germanic Languages and Literature at Harvard University explores other reasons for reading in The Journal of Aesthetic Education. In her article, Tartar introduces a motive that she calls “vicarious reading.” Vicarious reading is when children read to experience things that are lacking in their own lives (Tartar 22). Tartar says that this is why children’s fiction is so full of rich descriptors like “the million golden arrows pointing the way to Neverland” and how on some days Alice “imagines as many as six impossible things before breakfast” (Tartar 19). Vicarious reading allows children to go on adventures, meet incredibly interesting people, and experience danger, which Tartar maintains are often components missing
I remember the first time I read a book in its entirety—and the first book I read that I thoroughly enjoyed—because it was only a few years ago. Unlike most English majors, I was not a “born reader.” I did not read for pleasure until after I graduated high school, which was a mere four years ago. I remember during high school I did not like to read and even tried to avoid any reading unless I was forcefully assigned to for, say, a book report or some project that required reading. Because of this, I considered reading to being schoolwork—and I did not want to do schoolwork. So whenever I have a student that says they do not like to read (I have quite a few), I feel I am able to make a genuine connection and able to sympathize with them, because