Everyone grows up learning how to read, it’s a natural habit. Nevertheless, not everyone grows up to love reading. Fortunately for myself, my love for reading only continued to grow older I grew. It all began when my parents and grandparents would read to us on long car rides, or at bedtime. Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear, had become one of my favorite bedtime stories when my grandmother read it to me, as a toddler.
She made us write an essay about a book call “ to kill a mockingbird”. When I finish reading the whole book I started doing my essay so I could turn it in the next day so she could grade it and give it back to me the following week. Monday came and we started class with a free write reflecting on how good we did on the essay. I wrote that I was confident that I was going to get a seventy on it. But when the teacher give it back to me I saw my grade and got surprises because it had a huge eighty nine percent with a circle around it and a smile face on top saying excellent job.
As I’ve gotten older my choice of books has changed alot, a different genre for each of my phases. Today the books that always manage to get my attention are usually the books based on true events. My earliest memory of being read to isn’t necessarily being read to by my parents but being read to by teachers. Both my parents were always working, so they never had time to read to me. I didn’t have any older siblings to help me so when I started school, it was the first time I was exposed to reading.
The librarian was so impressed with my story that she entered my book in the young author's contest. I won 1st place at my school and I was so proud. I never thought I could finish the assignment, let alone win the contest.From then I began writing stories on my computer and telling my friends and family. People loved how much detail I would add to my stories, all the twists and turns they had. The joy I had with writing lessened away the older I got.
Beside all those school books I now read, I use to read books about life, and history I also lloved mystery books the ones that make one wonder and keep you guessing till the end. Of course every girl has to have at least one romantic book they fell in love with, but not me I have many. My earliest memory of my reading was actually in 2nd grade.I had a teacher who we called Mrs. Morales.She was the most intimidating, women I ever met.I remember coming into class and she wouldn 't say a word, no Good morning nothing. She was always such a serious person. It 's actually the funniest thing now to think back, and say
Some of my earliest memories are of my mother reading story books to me. I was enthralled by captivating tales of knights rescuing princesses. I was taken to worlds where caterpillars reign supreme as they eat their way to becoming a butterfly. This was the moment I fell in love with literature, a love that would follow me for the rest of my life. You would think because of this I learned to read early.
However, Amy Tan did not get rid of the Chinese culture, because she was mentally and physically attached to Chinese-American culture. In addition, the Chinese- American put a great emphasis on the education, which they supported their children to be noble, intelligent and successful. For example, June in The Joy Luck Club learning the piano patently illustrated the expectations and importance of education. Amy Tan became the most influential Chinese-American because “I think I 've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.” She was strongly impacted by her families, academic fields and the Chinese-American culture.
However, I did learn through my years of schooling that being able to read is key to success in any field of employment. I had a personal drive to be able to understand what I am reading, no matter what it may be such as an article in a magazine, a memo from supervisors or policy and procedures of a company. In my spare time, I would read as much as I could to learn new words. Since I come across words every day that are spoken to me that is not understood, I would research the words to better understand what was being discussed. Still to this day, it has become a habit of mine to read any random piece of writing to ensure my understanding continues to grow.
Hello Mr.Rase, my name’s Elena Serafimovski and I’m a writer in my junior year of high school. Writing is extremely comforting to me, I even find it therapeutic. As a young writer, I would write short stories on silly ideas like puppies or flowers because I enjoyed that. As I progressed through middle school, I picked up different styles of writing by reading books from various authors. The more styles of writing that I read, the more I wrote.
Brookdale was named one of the top community college in New Jersey and can really help you transfer into a good school because of their connection. I have learned so much of my time at Brookdale and feel like I could be ready for a four year college because of Brookdale. Furthermore, going to Brookdale was a good choice for me because I am getting good grades. Because I made a commitment into getting a good education and not slacking off I am finally getting good grades. During my time in high school, I would get Bs and Cs, but now at Brookdale, I am getting grades I could only dream of and also enjoy learning athte same time.
My grades and behavior were the main reasons I was on the border of not graduating. I was so focused on others that I never realized I let myself go. Graduating eighth grade helped prove to myself that I was not a failure and every step I took was only closer to being successful. Graduation year came faster than ever, I started to lose my outstanding grades and started to feel satisfied with low percentages as long as I was passing. It was my last year and all I wanted to do was have fun.
Good writing stems from a strong foundation of reading skills. I remember sitting in the library of Griswold Elementary School listening to the librarian Mrs. Church telling us how if we are good readers we are good writers. As the group of eager little children that we were, writing was something that we loved to do and participated in often, so a chance of becoming better at it just made us want to read more. In this same library, the PTO held the annual Scholastic Book Fair, this event allowed kids to browse a selection of books and develop a understanding of the personal book genre that they enjoy. As children, you love to read and are encouraged to do so by your parents, friends and teachers.
It was until the 6th grade when I really enjoyed reading the Junie B Jones books. The Junie B Jones books were my favorite. I still remember every week in my reading class our teacher would take us to the library to check out a book. I would always go for the smallest book, but books with great illustrations in the cover because those were my favorite. There was one book in particular that I loved to check out, and was another one of my favorites the book was Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst.
In conclusion, I am very humbled to be one of the students that could be selected to become part of National Honors Society. I think that I show great character through my scholarship and service that I have stated before, and I hope to be one of the next members of the organization. I believe what I have done will help me improve and develop my character needed to meet and serve all of the expectations of the National Honors Society to the