When I think about how reading shaped who I am, I consider all of the stories that I could relate to, or the stories that made me grateful that I live the life I do. I remember coming home, and spending my nights so involved in each turning page that I’d start a book and finish it in the same night. The thing I love most about reading is that, in order to get better you just need practice. Unlike some strenuous activities, the practice doesn’t involve blood, sweat, or tears. And you can choose what you use to get practice.
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.
Reading and writing was one of my favorite activities to do as a kid, and it still is. Ever since I learned to read, I began to write short stories. Oh, how rude of me! I forgot to introduce myself. Hello Mr.Rase, my name’s Elena Serafimovski and I’m a writer in my junior year of high school.
Strategies to Nurture a Love of Reading in Primary Students I was a primary classroom teacher and it was very important for me to nurture a love of reading in my students. I am a mother and I continued to nurture this love of reading with my children at home. I would like to share some strategies that have helped me to nurture a love of reading in my students and my own children: Reading Reflections: Students especially primary ones will only read if they enjoy it and have a positive experience or if they can make positive connections to the story they are reading. It is imperative that primary students think and talk about their experience while reading to motivate them to read more. Children will only do things that they enjoy doing.
Nevertheless, I learned to savor it because I believe those four years of extensive essays and citations polished my writing skills and triggered an appreciation of it. The endless possibilities writing has to offer made me enjoy it even more. As I grew writing wasn’t just sitting down and spitting a cluster of words on paper, it was an outlet for thought and expression. When it came to writing my English teachers didn’t hold back, they gave the extra mile so that students would actually enjoy the class and at least seem to be interested in the material. They would try finding books and readings that students would actually enjoy and incorporate them with
My instructor Jennifer Jackson said this time “ Bravo! This is one of the strongest revisions I’ve seen yet.” This essay gave me so much confidence and made me feel I can actually write something interesting. Also, I sent my paper to The Writing Center, after I submitted my paper to my instructor to see any other mistakes I could have to improve my writing skills. I received a very good feedback from them after three or four days of submitting my paper, they said, “ my paper was pretty good. I needed to work on some minor mistakes such as spacing, omitting the work “that” when I did not need
It is important for teachers to encourage their students to write about what interests them. This fosters eager participation in class and passion for learning. What my high school English teacher once did also manifests this argument. In our writing class, she asked us to write about the things we considered we are obsessed with. This made our writing class completely engaging from a boring one.
The book was about Rita Dove and how she loves reading as a child. Rita was so passionate for reading books that she sometimes could gaze at a closed book and think about all the possibilities the book could hold. One day, her teacher took her to a book signing event which made her decided she was going to pursue her love of books. Her story was similar to my situation because it involved both our passions She was passionate about reading books and I was passionate about helping others in need. The only difference between her story and my situation was that, when she read books, she imagines herself being a part of the story she is reading about whereas in my situation I was trying to imagine myself not being in the situation I was in.
Reading is a pleasure, reading is a challenge, and reading is a choice. Whether or not I wanted to read differed from time to time, but when I began to enjoy reading was at a young age. I loved books, and I loved reading for pleasure. Once I got into a book I enjoyed, I had to finish it by the same day I started it. When I had completed a book, I would reach for another, normally by the same author.
The class has taught me splendidly when it comes to how to write in college. I can confidently write in MLA format and I have learned proper grammar as well, which is something I have always struggled with; however, I still have not perfected this yet. I passed the class with ease and it was not too stressful for me to maintain a decent grade. My goal for this class is to improve with my writing