Ms. Campbell thinks that the student reading scores are not so good and believe the book will be damaged by them. The reasons why Mrs. Gruwell find the book “The Diary of Anne Frank” which belief that have an instant connection to her students. Since Ms. Campbell not allowed to give the books, it made Mrs. Gruwell have taken two part-time jobs to buy for her
In the semester prior I had some challenges in my english class. The challenges weren’t really bad, but the challenges were affecting my grade. For example, I would procrastinate on doing the notes for “To kill a Mockingbird”, over the christmas break. Also, I found it harder to do the notes by myself than it was with a partner. For that reason i believe I wasn’t able to complete the notes for “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Even though there were some challenges I still passed the semester final on “To Kill A Mockingbird,” with a solid B. I turned in all my work and had no missing assignments.
My understanding of literacy was off to a rocky start. I was never a fan of reading and writing. Growing up, I would prefer listening to music and watching movies. In fact, I struggled to speak properly. A classroom at Mill Creek Elementary was specifically designed for those who were having a hard time speaking.
By just observing Ashley she did not enjoy school her writing was just scribbling, has a hard time following directions and didn’t care if she got in trouble. She was in a program called English Language Development (ELD) a systematic program to develop a solid English language foundation ( students who speak English as a second language). Ashley reading and writing skill were quite low at a third grade level. I believe a disadvantage Ashley might have growing up as a child was not having the parents’ support, especially, with the big family she was being raised in. Instead of attending preschool at the age of 4, parents thought the best place for her to be was at home.
Procastination is becoming a bigger issue in the education system. To staying up till midnight or till the next day catching up on homework or studying for quizzez, exams, finals! Malcolm X faced the obstacles of trying to learn how to read. He had a lot of time on his hands so he wanted to and decided to teach himself how to read. Although, Malcolm didn't have the ablity to read , he didnt allow the fact he never had the opportuinty to expand his vocalbury to .
I remerber the first time I learned how to read. That was the hardest things I’ve ever learned. Because, when I was in kindergarden, I wasn’t a smart boy. I just wanted to play and play so, when my teacher asked me to read, I couldn’t do that because I never review my lesson at home. After that, my teacher told my mother to take me to a private class and also have to pay more to my school.
Consequently, I was extremely busy at home and therefore, often missed school. The days I did go I was exhausted from staying up with my mother and had difficulty staying awake or concentrating in class. My grades suffered horribly so over time the thought of even going to high school faded from my mind. In fact, if it weren 't for the special help of my math teacher I most likely would have failed 8th grade. When I came to Pennsylvania things completely turned around.
Having to read in front of the class as a child was my worst nightmare, my only fear was mispronouncing the really big words. Unfortunately, the shortage of books in our household I do believe that caused my poor reading skills and my dislike for books. Although my reading skills are not the best I always try to read a little here and there to enhance my
School, for me, is probably where it all began because I was constantly forgetting to do homework as a kid, which of course led to me getting in trouble and getting bad grades, which I really didn’t want.. Getting in trouble over something that I could so easily have done made me feel the need to work twice as hard to remember to finish and turn in all of my homework on time. I’m usually also pretty good at school work, but by losing and/or never turning it in I could’ve run the risk of being held back because it may have seemed like I wasn’t understanding the classes when I actually was. That brings up another reason I need to become more organized, my mom would have been extremely mad if I’d been held back because I wasn’t turning in my homework, and that was probably much scarier to me at the time then actually being held back. The second group that helped influence this trait is very directly related to the influence that my school had on me, my peers. Most of my close friends I had all through school were very good right away at getting their work turned in, after I finally realized that it made me want to sort of be like them in sort of a competitive way where I wanted to be able to keep up with them academically.
I’ve never been great with words, I could have this amazing idea but for some reason I could never get my point across in a meaningful way. My history with literacy goes a little something like this … growing up I didn’t have the best education to start off and this had a huge impact on me. I believe a reader and writer is truly shaped by their adolescent learnings and this was an area I really feel like I lacked, Although I never felt very good at reading or writing there were a select few novels and topics that I really enjoyed writing about. I always dreaded English class, not because I don’t like it or because I wasn’t interested in the book we were reading for class at that time. It had more to do with how low my confidence was with reading