Throughout my academic career, I have read many books of all genres to get a feel of the literary world and to enhance my reading skills. Ever since I was a young girl, I recall always loving to read any book that I came across and spending my free time doing so. As I got older, my interest slightly decreased but I still enjoy reading fine pieces of literature. I have always preferred to read over write because there’s so much more to learn from other people’s experiences and getting to relate to it as I get deeper into a book. The main challenges I have faced in my literacy journey is being able to express my full thoughts when I write.
Jones! Just that name/title brings back so many memories, I recall once my friends and I were in the library waiting to be released from the line to pick out books. The entire time we were in line, we were bickering about who would get which Junie B. Jones book! I cannot think of another time when I had been that excited about a book in forever. That series of books have been so much fun to read always had someone new and crazy going on, reading was much easier for me during those books because I was so interested and locked in.
I had started to prove my teacher wrong. I was doing very well in every subject, particularly in English and writing. I have always loved to read, but writing was (and is) a challenge for me. When I was impressed by a novel, or very interested in a particular topic, my teacher would assign a paper or essay to summarize what I had learned. I also had an interest in history and started reading many books and materials on early American history.
I never took the time to stop and see if I understood the section. This impacted me on my essays because reading plays a major role in order for you to write a good essay. One particular teacher in high school helped me improve my writing and reading skills. The advice she told me was to break up the prompt by extracting the most important information. She told me to focus writing about the main idea of the prompt, and to stay on topic.
When I was eight-year-olds, I was always told to read a book by my teachers and peers and I absolutely loathed it. One day I was handed an assignment, we were set off to check out a book from the library to read during reading time, which during this time I dreaded. After what seemed like hours, I decided on a Junie B. Jones book that caught my eye. After a brief reading session of one hour, when I finished the small chapter book, at once I decided to check out another one of the books in the series which lead to another one and so on. On average I devote about twenty hours of my time a week reading books.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved reading. Fiction, non-fiction, biographies, it does not matter to me. I remember my mom trying to teach me how to read when I was only three years old. I started off reading small Dr. Seuss books, and then with age it was on to interesting newspaper articles and entertaining novels. One of my all-time favorite books when I was a child was Junie B. Jones.
Being an outsider is something that I’ve faced for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I was the first kid to learn to read, and then that was the only way I ever spent my time. If there was even a free moment in class, I’d pick up a book. People didn’t always understand what I was talking about when it came to books, but one friend did. Her mother and father both worked at publishing companies, and she was never without a book nearby, just like me.
However, now my view is completely changed and I will not be so quick to pass judgement in the future. In conclusion, The Glass Castle was the most influential novel I read this year in my AP Senior English class. It taught me that strength and perseverance can make a significant impact in life. I also learned that forgiveness and the ability to forgive is much more powerful than I ever realized. This novel sucked me into the story and its characters and took me on an emotional ride of highs and lows.
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.
I always have been curious. It made me being in several troubles when I was a boy. I wanted to know everything about the world which surrounded me. I had knowledge hungry. In an attempt to calm down my hyperactivity, my mother taught me to read and I loved reading, at the beginning at least.
I read many, many books, I would even consider myself a book worm. Though once High school hit my reading days were over. I become involved with many things and reading was just put on the backburner. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school when I was introduced to the book I would always have a special place
My parents would read my brothers and me bedtime stories. This reading time, was something I looked forward to everyday. However, when I started school the teacher decided I was not reading fast enough. This started me down a path that lasted for four years. In the first grade we had reading time every day and often the teacher would listen to us read.
It filled me as a reader with so much zeal. To own the ability to write such a seductive story is power itself. It takes a lot of practice and talent to create such vivid scenography. In College, I study English Literature, History and Citizenship. Studying English Literature helped me perfect my analysing skills.
I read books late into the night, until I could barely keep my eyes open” (Alexie 17). This quote, from Sherman Alexie’s “Learning to Read and Write: Superman and Me,” describes a young Indian boy’s ambition to read and write, to be literate. The same ambition I saw in myself when I was learning to read and write. The meaning of literacy, to me, has always been the next step towards success. I searched for success at an early age; looking back, I surprise myself on how quickly I advanced.
The Good, the Bad, and the Back and Fourth: A literacy Narrative Her beady eyes challenged me from behind her wire-rimmed glasses, “I guess you just need to work on turning in homework.” This was the final straw. English was doomed to be my least favorite subject. At this time though I didn’t know I liked writing and reading, so I just got by. I understood its importance, but I knew there was only one pursuit in the world: STEM. Science, math, engineering, and technology were pushed onto us in middle school from day one.