When my father was a child, my grandmother bought him Dr. Seuss books. Every night my grandma would read to my father. Once my father knew how to read, he would read stories to my grandma. He traded the Dr. Seuss books in for a series of books that held various fairytales. When my father went to college he kept the Dr. Seuss and fairytale books. My grandmother started a family tradition that my father would soon pass down. Growing up, I only had one sibling, an older brother. There are six years in between our ages. At the time my brother was in fifth grade. He already knew how to read. I was just starting to learn how. Every night, my father, brother, and I sat on the couch. I remember my dad telling my brother and me to pick out a book each night. Dr. Seuss books lined the shelves of my dad’s closet. They were the same books that my grandmother had given to my father. My father let my brother read while I listened. As my brother and I got older, I was the only child that still read with our dad. It was not until first grade when I grasped the entire concept of reading. The first book I read by myself to my father was “The Digging-Est Dog” by Al Perkins. It was the first higher level book …show more content…
I was used to reading small 10 page books with simple vocabulary. Now I faced reading stories that continued past 10 pages. I struggled once again to read the stories from the fairytale book. The stories had a deeper meaning and higher vocabulary. Just like before, my father helped me sound out the words and also understand the meanings. It was not long until I could fully read the stories with ease. Since my childhood, I have been exposed to reading. My reading skills began with easy reads to now college-level material. It is amazing how much one 's vocabulary extends to a higher level. The best thing you can do for a child is to teach them how to read and I have my father to thank for teaching
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Literacy Autobiography My mother read to me as a child for fun and school. She read us books such as, Go Dog Go, You Read to Me, I’ll Read to you, and To Kill a Mockingbird. My father read books to my sister and I, such as Fairy Realm, Little House, and Percy Jackson, before bedtime. I now find reading very enjoyable, even though my dyslexia has made reading more difficult.
In the story "Superman and Me" the little boys dad would have books everywhere in the house. He decided to love books as well as his dad did. In the story "The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass" he learned how to read and write by stealing the master books. He would sneak any book that he could get and learn to read and write. His mistress would help him time to time when she's available.
When I was eight-year-olds, I was always told to read a book by my teachers and peers and I absolutely loathed it. One day I was handed an assignment, we were set off to check out a book from the library to read during reading time, which during this time I dreaded. After what seemed like hours, I decided on a Junie B. Jones book that caught my eye. After a brief reading session of one hour, when I finished the small chapter book, at once I decided to check out another one of the books in the series which lead to another one and so on. On average I devote about twenty hours of my time a week reading books.
Granted the book were extremely good from what I can remember. But It was anthing compared to harry potter and twilight, or any other book that my peer were reading. When it came time to starderd test like the EOG, I was given extra time, I had some one actual read my test to me. The Next big step for me in my reading happened in 7th grade when I found a new book series to read.
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.
Home is Where the Learning Starts Children start to love reading at a young age, but when reading textbooks the love for reading slowly starts to deteriorate. Most kids hate to read in school because it’s nothing they are truly interested in when in all reality children need to understand how important reading is. In the essay “My Literacy History” by Dedrick Skinner and “The Lonely Good Company of Books” by Richard Rodriguez he explains how he did not know why reading was so important, but as he grew older he understood its values. I also developed a love for books at young age when my mom began to read to me, but as I grew up I felt reading was a struggle because I didn’t understand its values like Rodriguez.
When my sister became too old to listen bedtime stories, she would read to me instead. Even though we watched our fair share of television, we were expected to spend just as much time, if not more, with reading. That wasn’t difficult, especially considering that we grew up while the Harry Potter books were starting to take the world by storm. Our mom supported our Potter mania and read the books alongside us, saying that the Harry Potter books shared a similar style to Charles Dickens, her favorite author- and now one of mine.
As I got older, I wanted to show children the magic of being swept away by a book. They needed to know that no matter what kind of situation they were in, they could always find a safe place to hide in between those pages. As my life progressed, I saw that I could use my experiences to save young children through literacy. I got a sense of satisfaction from using my hardships to build up the young children in my life. I wish that I had someone there for me while
He has read my whole life. Most recently my dad loves to listen to audio books. He still loves the feeling of reading an actual book but he listens to them while we’re driving and while he’s just cooking. It’s oddly satisfying to listen to different part of stories and books and get caught into a story that involves nothing in your personal life.
“So you’ll read to him from one of your books, and he’ll ask to see the pictures. When he looks at the pictures, he’ll get so excited he’ll want to draw one of his own.” This quote is from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, and my first memory of exposure to the written word. My parents would read this to me at night before going to bed. This is when I realized that reading and writing are important pieces of the life puzzle, and are very important in building a strong foundation.
During my elementary years, I don’t recall being interested in reading, but I do remember the first time I fell in love with it. I was in my 7th-grade reading class. I just completed a quiz when my teacher realized that I had nothing to do after. She offered me a book that I will remember for the rest of my life because it is the book that basically started my reading journey. It was called Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper, I loved the book so much that I read the whole entire series.
I have increased to read, I have gotten better at reading. I Remember I didn’t like to read that much when I was little. But what I did to make myself better at reading was, I was reading everything around me even signs, cards, posters, and newspapers. I make reading interesting by reading what I like to do which is football, hunting, and fishing. Without reading abilities it would be harder
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.
I cannot remember exactly when I first learned to read. I image it would have began during my early school years. I was never or have ever been passionate about reading, however I did like my mum reading books to me at bed time as a child. I grew up in Liverpool, England were reading was never a priority. The only thing I liked to do when I was younger was play football (Soccer) and that’s exactly what I did whenever I had the opportunity to do so.
My experience as a reader isn 't as extraordinary as many, but I love to read. I had some great teachers throughout my education that taught me to enjoy reading challenge oneself and not be intimidated by it. Through college and today I do not have much time to read, other than school books speech, education ,and reading. Those are the sweet books I know read.