Each one of our children has different interest, so we usually find ourselves reading two different books a night. Although we only have our daughter part time, when we do have her we try to encourage her to read to us rather than us read to her considering she is old enough to read on her own. Our two-year-old is always picking up books about tractors or cars, he loves to hear us read to him. I hope to pass my love of reading to each of my children and continue to find books myself to read and
I then began to annoy my family because while scrolling through the television guide I could identify my favorite shows and they could no longer tell me the show wasn’t on. Once I reached grade school my love for reading was immense. The Geronimo Stilton series by Elizabetta Dami was my favorite and I owned roughly 30 of the books. During car rides, during dinner and even late at night under the bed sheets I would be nose deep in these adventurous stories. Once I finished the book I begged my mom to take me to Borders to pick another.
I always had a hard time reading, but yet it was not the words I had problems with. I knew what all the words were by memorizing them. However, when it came to stories, I could not remember what I read. I realized this when I took an assessment test in second grade. But after a couple of months of reading out loud, and the games my mother would play with me, reading got a lot easier and after a while I actually enjoyed it.
His past haunts him so many times. Lahiri has given an intertextual reference of Nikolai Gogol’s story in her novel The Namesake to make a connection between the history and future of immigrants. Nikolai Gogol is Russian classical writer of the famous story The Overcoat (1842) and his story is given to Ashoke by his grandfather in his childhood. Ashoke was an admirer of his grandfather and adored him, he liked to read all the books and short stories like his grandfather. Since childhood he was fond of reading, he had ability to read books while walking even, he used to go school while holding books in his hands, nothing could stop him from reading, he was never distracted (Namesake 8).
To some people it is not. Some teachers say that the book is challenging for students. Now, this novel may be difficult for students, but that is how students learn new information. If students weren’t to have read harder pieces of literature all throughout their schooling career, they would stay at the same level of reading for most of their life. The reason why students should read more challenging novels are because they learn new things, and they could also learn how to act in a certain situation based on the type of challenging story they read.
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?
When I broke my arm I missed 5 days of school or approximately an hour of reading and I had too much homework to catch up. Since I only read the first book my entire essay will solely be based on how I felt when I read this book. The kind of books that I enjoy reading are the ones that have thick plots and twists, I really loved the dynamics of the characters in this book. The way that the story blended a subject like crime into a setting that it's not normally seen. I thought that the most intense part of the story was the gambling and the planning it put an image in my head of a kid
I think one of the biggest realizations I had was that even though I do not think I am very good at literacy and even though I have not always liked literacy, I can make a positive impact on my students and form them into expert readers. I was able to recognize that even though I am not the best at literature I can still teach it and teach it well. I also was able to recognize that even if it is not my favorite area of study I can still have a great impact on my students through the way I influence them to love reading. Instilling the love of reading is all about making it available, interesting, and challenging without being discouraging. I think that through this ah-ha moment I have been better able to become this teacher who can teach her students to love to
This essay is written according to the conventions of the MLA: Gender Representation in Children’s Literature “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you 'll go.” - Dr. Seuss. Books influence the reader in many different ways whether it is gaining knowledge or learning a new language. However, the first time encountering a book is from the perspective of a listener. It is the parents who read to their children and, unknowingly, already by choosing a certain book with a certain content influence the way children may adopt a point of view on society structures or gender roles.
Therefore, many of the fairy tales have been changed in the seventeenth century. Reading books for children is more complicated than reading for adults. When we read adults’ books, we read them in two ways: first for ourselves adopting the role of implied readers, secondly more analytically in order to discuss it with others. On the other hand, when we read children’s books as an adult we ignore the implied readership but as a child we accept the implied readership, moreover, when we read as a child, we can be a constructed or remembered child. Peter Hunt commented: “To reread a children’s book from childhood, perhaps as an escape from the stresses of adulthood, evades both the real now and the real then” It is very obvious that our purposes from reading children books as adults are different from reading them as children.
In the beginning I actually enjoyed this special reading time. This is because I was uncomfortable with my first grade teacher and loved my para. During this reading time the para and I would do a variety of different activities. At first we would go into her room and talk about my day. Next, I would choose a paper with the word count to read.
Some people say that racial slurs are why they ban some books, but most kids are gonna learn about racial slurs in their social studies class anyway. So why not let them better prepare themselves by reading a more challenging and mature book. Therefore, I believe that school board members should not ban books from the school library because, students can get more of a challenge from certain books, you also can get many life lessons from a more mature book, and students also get more of a choice which means more books to read. So I think it is completely wrong to ban books from the school
Jessica, You present an interesting question, and honestly one I was heavily debating while reading for this week. Simply looking at the cover art for Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key , I initially assumed that this book was for younger readers just begining to read chapter books, perhaps 8-10 years old. However, upon further reading I was surprised by the alchoholic content of the story. In one instance Joey mixes his mother a drink (p. 41). In another, Joey questions how much his mother drank while pregnant with him and her reply is no more than usual, a glass of wine with dinner and amaretto sour after (p. 49).
I have been a WYVA student since third grade and I’m a junior this year. I have dyslexia and the programs through K12 have let me learn at my pace. English is difficult for me what I write doesn’t always communicate what I think and see. Sentence structure is the most difficult as well as phonics. I don’t like to read out loud but love reading books to myself.