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.
Even though I had many brothers and sisters nobody had ever read books to me as much. I had done a lot of reading and learning in school, I enjoyed the first grade. In first grade as a class we frequently took naps and practiced on our reading and writing as well as other general topics. I figured I would love reading when my teacher had read multiple books out loud and showed us the pictures on each page. On each page there would be a large dazzling picture that would attract the class’s attention.
Throughout my life I have had an interesting relationship with reading. I remember that when I first started learning to read I struggled a bit and absolutely dreaded it. Once I got the hang of things, I started to enjoy reading and would read at any chance I would get. Out of all of the obtainable skills in the world, I believe that reading is among the most important. Without reading, many daily tasks would be a challenge.
You start from nothing and learn as you go on”. Seems to me that every educator I’ve had through high school has had a fixation with writing and it’s guidelines. Each one taught me a different aspect of writing: structure, grammar, and creativity. Most of our high school careers consisted of writing; a practice not enjoyed by many, and the vast majority blames the education system or the educators themselves. 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.
A Learning Experience: Reading and Writing Through most of my adolescent years, reading books and writing my thoughts took patience that I lacked and a desire my mind could not want for. But as the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. I know now that we are fortunate to have the opportunities to learn to read and write at such a young age. We are willingly and eagerly taught by our families, friends, neighbors, and teachers at school. But I find myself wondering, what about those that were not so lucky?
Memories that impacted my literacy journey During my life there have been many influential moments in the way I am , how I behave , my behavior and how I treat others . Some moments affected my personal literacy journey. These are some of the moments that have impacted my literacy ( the ability to read and write ) the most. My earliest memory with literacy ( that I can remember ) is my grandma taking my sister and I to the children’s section of the local library and making us sit down next to other kids in a bright green hairy *furry, shaggy* rug . All of the children sat surrounding a small platform where a short , chubby woman wearing a bright pink dress sat on a wooden chair .
She instilled in me the importance of reading at an early age by making me complete all reading assignments and homework before anything else. After my classmates and I became more advanced in our literary skills, Mrs. Heard began sending us home with about five books to read. Once school was out, I would go straight home and sit at my desk to read my books, complete any other homework, and enjoy a snack during the process, a great routine I still complete to this day. This was so much fun to me, and it stayed that way until my neighbors, Katelyn and Keriann Hanson, came over to play. Once I heard their knocks on the door, I would immediately put up my books and go put on my shoes to go play.
I don’t like this generation. I think when you just had reading and writing to do I think those are the best kinds of days. People think that not having a phone is so bad I think it is the total opposite I loved not having a phone. I loved just sitting down and writing my books and giving it my all. I loved the old generation where we did not worry about phones and the only things you could do was read and write.
Because of education, justice, and stereotyping, To Kill a Mockingbird is a great novel that can teach you many life lessons. Education is a very important skill and can be found in To Kill a Mockingbird a lot but one good example is when Atticus teaches Scout to read and ends up reading better than most kids her age due to Atticus’ reading every night. Atticus is a very understanding person and a reader can see that in many of his words but you can tell in many cases such as. “You need to quit reading at home”(pg 54) is what Scout 's teacher says when she finds out Scouts reading abilities. This statement shows Scout 's amazing reading comprehension and the level which she can read at.
Another factor that gave me the strength to love reading was because of my older sister. She always told me different bedtime stories, which engaged me to reading story books. She daily bought colored story books from her friend, and read the book as I look at the images per pages. I remembered that I had two favorite books. The one was entitled “Ang Pambihirang Buhok ni Raquel” and the other one was “Mr.