Reading History . I have always loved to read. Growing up I can remember my mom reading to me the same few picture books repetitively so I’d memorize the letter patterns. I remember the magical feeling when I started recognizing words. At first, I struggled with reading.
Many children used the dreaded reading groups in elementary school to define their love or hatred for reading. Depending on the group you were placed in, you were labeled “smart” or “dumb”. However, as a homeschooled elementary school student, I never had the horrific reading group experience, and quickly developed a passion to read early on in life. As I dive into this paper, my goal is to present my love for reading, and why, at one point in my life, I began to despise it. I vividly remember hiding my books when I heard my mom heading to my room, making sure I was doing math instead of reading.
It was in a primitive style of learning, without following a coursebook the teacher would write a few sentences to the related topic of the day, ask us to note down and then repeat after her. Now, I have to admit that imitation of sounds was a useful way of teaching pronunciation and I have utilized this time-honored technique since my first year in teaching. I was at secondary school when my love for English started. Our English teacher was very young and attractive. I was inspired and intrigued by her amazing use of language.
When I started in High School I struggled a lot meeting the requirements of certain assignments, I could understand what the assignments were about but, I had of problems breaking down of how to do what the assignments were really asking for. The best solutions for this problem was to ask for help and to start looking deeper in the context. After all that I learn, the expectation of writing and reading, the processes that we need to do, to be a good reader or
From Wee Folk I went to Parkside Elementary School. There I would learn to further my skills to read/write and math, but also would introduce me to more subjects like science and social studies to learn more about the world we live in. I do not remember much about the first few years in elementary school. The first memory that comes to mind in elementary school would be going into third grade and my teacher being Mr. Sullivan and always hearing good things about him. Starting with his “Goose Slips” when someone would make fun of a student or would harm another student in the class.
There aren’t any specific order or steps for a writing papers, but rather what works best for you to get the job done. My writing process consists of pre-writing/ideas, first draft, second draft/revising, editing/proofreading, and finally my final draft. To be honest, when I was growing up English was my favorite subject in school. I always felt I had so much to say and expressing it on paper was way easier for me verses speaking in front of people. In grade school, I was taught the bubble web prewriting process.
I, first, met frustration in 10th grade when I scored D in first essay in my life and it was when I first realized I needed to try harder than what I did in the past. By recommend from my counselor, I decided to take first regular English class in 10th grade; I still got help from ELD class but having regular English class with my 2 years of English knowledge, it was very challenging. Nevertheless, there’s no “give up” in my vocabulary. During class, I could maintain same pace with my classmates by helped from my pink electronic dictionary and at home, I frequently stayed up late to preview the lecture for tomorrow or studying English. As a result, I finished English 10 with A, and the status between my classmates and I totally changed.
Back when I was a freshman, I had the lack of fully analyzing my evidence in order to backup my claim. As I continued to grow up and enrolled myself with AP English Literature, I had developed the skill where I deeply analyze my claim. This improvement in my writing was necessary for my AP courses as my class and I are getting prepared in taking the upcoming AP exams in March. Even though I have seen an improvement in my AP English Language in my junior year, I have made more room where I had the ability to critique my own writing skills in ways I can improve from them. In my AP English Literature course, my class and I have read many work of literature and have done multiple of timed write essay.
In all learning situations to succeed in school, the students must learn to read well. When the students obtain the reading skill, they can understand most materials that provided by the teachers and achieved the goals set by the teachers. (Joseph, 2013). From the study said that many students in the primary schools do not read as efficiently as they should due to the students’ reading habits and attitudes. Besides that, the students do not read well because of the language background, lack of adults’ readers as models and growing distractions from electronic and social media (Joseph, 2013).
Based on my personal experience teaching English to junior high school students in Gorontalo during teaching practice program as well as became a volunteer English tutor for coastal children in national community services 2017 (henceforth called KKN Kebangsaan), I have been witnessing that utilizing various teaching methods or strategies, teaching tools, as well as coordinating a game will badly have a major aftermath to the way we deliver a lesson during teaching process in the classroom. I, during taught English in teaching practice program, always introduced something new towards my students as it was echoed by my some beloved students. I even come up with recreating a lesson plan in a very simple format merely for my students, (just frank