I cannot quite recall the exact time of when I first began to read, but I think it was about first grade. The first time that I enjoyed reading was when I was in third grade. The main types of reading that I do are intensive and extensive readings. Intensive reading are when I have to read a chapter or a book for a class and I need to remember what that section or book is about, usually for an exam.
What I read is interwoven with who I was, who I am and who I will turn out to be. It is a way to gain perceptions on the world and a way to learn things that you would never know otherwise. The more you read, the larger your world becomes. Personally, I am and always have been an avid reader, and I would much rather curl up with a book than watch a film.
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).
Once upon a time about 30 years ago, I was just a little girl who wanted to explore the world. I wanted to explore the world through reading, but like many I wasn’t there yet. So here is the story about how I became a reader. With this week readings I learned that a child’s reading foundation can play a major part in how they comprehend things later in life.
As per this writing, most of the reading I do is nonfiction reading because reading promotes success. It helps me to acquire a great vocabulary and develop better critical thinking skills and understand complex text. Nonfiction reading also helps me about the background knowledge of the subject. For instance, I have read Rebecca. J Lukens’ (1990) a critical Handbook of Children’s Literature.
Reading is something that we do every day and all day, no matter what form of reading it may be, perhaps, reading a text, skimming over a tweet, reading a billboard, or even reading a long lengthy passage that was instructed by your professor. When it comes to reading many advantages can be taken away from just the shortest passages. A person who reads more is more likely to be up to date with the latest news, show empathic growth and pro- social behavior. People with little reading experience are less likely to be equipped for the general population, resulting in high school dropouts, unemployment, and a declining social life. The readings Is Fiction Making Us Stupid by Jonathan Gottschall, and Superman and Me by Sherman Alexie are outstanding,
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.
In the 1900’s, Winston Churchill said “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” (Kutner, The Illustrious History of Misquoting Winston Churchill,”). This quote stands out for a number of reasons. When people read books, people slowly gain more character, courage, and more curiosity. First of all, reading helps people develop character to know the good choices from the bad ones.
At the moment now, I would say that my current literacy environment is sub par. This is because I am so busy all the time that it is hard to find time to sit down and read. I have school all day, then I go to basketball practice, and then I am too exhausted to read. I read Men’s Health every once in awhile. I try novels out and have read the entire Lord of the Rings series and The Hobbit in the past year.