Will go through my life describing my learning and reading processes
Created by Rsaurers on Jan 30, 2011
Last updated: 01/30/11 at 06:31 PM
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I am still a slow reader, and much of an average reader. I do enjoy reading magazines, newspapers, and short fiction stories. I still never read novels or larger books. I feel that since i am a slow reader, or fall asleep reading. This causes me to always forget what i had read, and I have to start over. Looking back i wish i would have been pushed a little more to read more so that i would have became a better reader and would enjoy it more.
If there were any breakthroughs in my reading history it would have been in these two years. First of all, i realized that it was partitive for me to read my text books if i was going to be successful in the classroom. But, in these years i was introduced to classic lierature short stories. From F.Scott Fitzgerald's Babylon revisited, To James Joyce Araby. I fell in love with these fiction stories. I would not only read them for class, but would look for others to read for entertainment. It was the first time that i would truly read literature for entertainment purposes.
High school is where i had never completed a book that we were given to read in class. This is where i discovered Sparknotes, I would always find what i would need to pass the books test or essay through sparknotes. Its funny because even though i had been an average reader, i had always been very successful with vocabulary lessons and enjoyed them much. On the other hand i had always struggled with spelling, and still and not very good at it . At home still never really read any books, but I had discovers Magazines and really enjoyed reading sports magazines. I would even read the newspaper occasionally at home. I still feel that the reading i never would read books is because of the length it would take me to read , because i was a slow reader. Furthermore, i would fall asleep reading. Also, if i would happen to begin a book , from the first time i sat down with it, to the next time , it would be so long that i would have forgotten what i have read, and would have to start all over again. This is why i feel magazines and news papers were my thing.
From middle school reading all i can truly remember doing book reports. Still i would say i was always an average reader never above or below the reading level. With the book reports given, i would never complete reading the entire book. I would get through about three quarters of it, and give up on the book and find out the ending. I Still never really read at home. I have always been a slow reader, this may had been the reason i never really enjoyed it, because it was hard for me to sit down while it would talk me a while to complete a chapter. Or i would always end up falling asleep.
Beginning to read larger books and even text books. I was always hesitant to read in front of the class or in front of a teacher, I was still in the middle of the pack reading level. I never really wanted to read in front of people becasue i was always self conceious when i made a mistake, and alwasy felt embarressed. At home i would never really read on my own, was never a huge fan of sitting and reading a book. Id rather be outside playing sports. but this was the time where teachers would introduce a reading contest where if you read outside of class you would be able to win free personal pan pizzas from pizza hut. Becasue of this reward system, I feel in love with Goosebumps books. These would be the only books that i would really read on my own, or at home.
Through out kindergarten i remember beginning to read words such as dog, cat, house, and so on. I feel that i was very capable of reading bigger words but was never pushed to do so. Even at home i was never really pushed to read. I would enjoy books and still like being read to but never really had the desire to read anything on my own. In first grade i do have this avid memory of certain students being separated from the class as a whole because they were good readers. I would say that i was not a achieved reader at this time, but i was not behind, i would put myself as an average reader through first grade.
I remember preschool as learning letters, and during this time my mom had books where she would try to get me to read them. I would always hesitate to read , and would always want the person i am reading with to read, so i would not have to.
The earliest Memory of books growing up is when my other would read the little engine that could to me. She says that it was my favorite story she would read to me. i also remeber her reading Dr. Seuss books with me. I do strongly remember that i would always prefer my mothers reading over my fathers. I always thought my fathers reading was so monotone and boring compared to my mothers theatrical reading.