Literacy Autobiography Even though it isn’t my content area, I am a strong believer in the power of literature. This appreciation goes way back, in fact some of my earliest memories are those of my mom reading to my older sister and me every night before bed. We made our way through nearly all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books by the time I started kindergarten.
Literacy Autobiography My earliest memories I have about reading are in my first grade classroom. Till this day I consider my 1st grade teacher the best teacher I ever had. She was an incredible lady that did all she could to make all her students successful. In first grade was when I was introduced to many enjoyable books at first I really didn’t like reading but, then the pictures and all the illustrations in general would grab my attention and I was anxious to finish the book. In my elementary years I remember having a reading class called S.F.A (Success for All).
When life throws you off a mountain, then stomps on your face about 1000 times, it’s pretty horrible. I’ve never been great at dealing with my emotions and that’s not good. I would hold them all in and that went on for 3 years, then I exploded. When that happened, I fell into a destructive state of mind. I isolated myself from my entire family and friends, it got so bad that I hurt myself the summer before I started 8th grade.
In The Kite Runner, the arts of literacy, writing, and books are a big part of Amir Jan’s life, hence, why he is an author. Similarly, I too have the same love for books as Amir Jan. I feel as though both of us have the same love for our hobby, reading for many reasons, which, I will discuss in this essay. For this reason, I will also include how my life was prior to my found hobby of reading books. Last, I will explore how my love for reading even came about.
There is a dichotomy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: sinner or saint. Several characters are able to bridge this: Spike and Buffy being two of the notable examples, playing both roles throughout the series. However, the female vampires of the series consistently fall into the latter category of sinner, and not only that, but a sexually deviant or hyper sexualized sinner. There are no recurring female vampires in the show that do not become categorized in this extreme way. Willow is only a vampire in two different episodes (“The Wish” and “Dӧppelgangland”), yet the transformation that she undertakes is startling.
I know it may seem ridiculous, but I am not a normal girl. Sure, I'm eighteen, I'm in high school, I have friends, a boyfriend, but I am not normal. I'm a teenager by day, slayer by night. That's right, slayer. I'm Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
When I was little, my favorite book was The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Every night I would have my parents read it before I went to bed. I loved everything about it from the storyline, to the characters, to the ending. But as I read it again when I’m older, I realize many different things that I had not noticed when I was a
"If it is not passed, you will NOT graduate from ANY high school in the state of Mississippi, until you have done so." Mentally, I do not believe it is possible to recall how often that nerve-wracking statement taunted me. The Statewide English Writing Assessment was rapidly approaching; and my anxiety; greased lightning, racing to end my high school career first. It was now crunch time for me, state exam being only 2 weeks way. I had to focus, study and prepare myself for this future relying exam.
I’ve had a very on off relationship when it comes to literacy. Up until the fifth grade I wasn’t much of a reader or writer. Then in fifth grade, we started reading really good books. Usually as a class. I found myself needing a way out of this terrible world in the sixth grade.
L.J. Smith’s book, The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle, is the second in an ongoing series of books of thrills and vampire romance. It is set in the fictional town of Fells Church, Virginia, the hometown of Elena Gilbert. Elena is the protagonist of the story and her world is turned upside down when she meets the mysterious newcomer, Stefan Salvatore. Once Elena finds out that Stefan is a vampire and is being tormented by his older vampire brother, she works tirelessly to protect Stefan. In this book, Elena and her best friends, Bonnie, Meredith, and Matt, work together to save Stefan and figure out who has been terrorizing Elena.