Growing up I was one of the many people who struggled learning how to read and write and was considered behind when compared to my fellow peers. Through this essay I will be covering what my personal experiences leaning how to read and write through elementary, middle, high school, college and also the effects it had on my self-confidence as a writer.
Throughout my years of schooling, I have become ambivalent about reading and writing. I have struggled in school to make myself enjoy writing. I didn’t mind reading as much, as long as it was to my interest. It has differed throughout the years I have been in school. Some years I have enjoyed both, reading and writing, and other years I have not liked either. Getting myself to enjoy reading and writing has been quite the adventure.
Going through life we learn and grow differently in literacy. As a young child, I started off my reading by looking at pictures and then grew into more difficult literacy. Trying to comprehend how much reading would impact my life in the future when I was little, was something I never understood. Being in high school now, I have learned how much reading and writing would impact me and how many opportunities it could provide for me. Since I was that child who could have cared less about my literacy, I soon became the child that got so worked up if I wasn’t as superb as others in reading. Throughout my childhood, my literacy has had its ups and downs, but now being in high school I have worked hard in my literacy which has allowed me to take
I believe a good reader is what makes a good writer. But because I lost my interest in reading, I’ve struggled with writing throughout the years. It wasn’t that I had trouble learning new skills but because I was pushed away from what I wanted to learn, so I decided to pursue other interests. Despite being eager to learn, my writing suffered due to my lack of interest in reading, however my skills in writing have increased as my drive to read has rekindled.
Ever since a young age I’ve enjoyed reading. My mother even read to me while I was in the womb. When I started kindergarten I was so eager to learn how to read. After I learned how to read my reading level was always significantly higher than the others in my class. I was reading chapter books in first grade. Similarly I was very excited when I learned how to write. Ever since then I have enjoyed writing and do it in my free time. I have been told and
Based on his argument using a piece of story from his past, the writer conceptually supported his explanatory point of views on how skills can be developed with a passion of understanding the writer’s intention. I believe that the writer of this article addressed fundamental thoughts that should be useful in the process of reading as a writer, and on how to become a better writer.
Shamia learned to read and write before school. She taught herself by watching her older brother learn to read and write since he’s two years older than her. She picked up on grammar rules and simple writing processes such as pre-writing, proof reading, and processing simple sentences. When she wasn’t learning from her older brother, she sometimes went to school with her mother. Dorothy, her mother, worked in the day time and went to school at night. When Shamia would go with her mother to class at the University of Memphis, she would copy down the notes on the board about English literature. Her experience in the University of Memphis classroom advanced her maturity in a classroom setting early on. Her behavior in the classroom was so mature she
When it comes to reading and writing the two subjects go hand in hand. Every person is different and everyone has their own way of learning. How someone chooses to advance their skills in reading and writing all comes down to how that individual finds themselves learning best. I believe that in order to become a successful reader or writer you have to ultimately be strong in both. “How to Read like a Writer” by Mike Bunn, offers fair examples of various techniques on how to become more of an effective writer. “When you Read Like a Writer (RLW) you work to identify some of the choices the author made so that you can better understand how such choices might arise in your own writing”, (72). This statement caught my attention almost instantly.
My love for writing isn’t as strong as my love for reading. I’ve always enjoyed the idea of expressing my thoughts in words, but I always struggle with things such as punctuation, spelling, grammar, and word choice. I think I’m better at writing personal narratives, and persuasive essays, but I‘m always unsure of where to put my commas. Writing has always given me the pleasure of challenging me, and I hope that this year I would become a better
This not only benefited me as a reader, but it also provided me with a stronger relationship with my parents, as well as a great deal of my favorite childhood memories. Over time, I was able to witness my extra practice pay off. During class, I no longer fell behind my classmates and was able to generate full sentences without assistance. My teacher also took note of how much progress I had made in such a brief amount of time. Although I had improved, I decided to continue with this routine over the next few years because I had faith that my skills possessed the ability to grow even more. By the time I was in third grade, I had built up enough confidence and reached the conclusion that I wanted to enter a submission into the young authors contest. I invested a great amount effort into drafting my book, with the help and support of my family, and was proud of what I had written no matter the outcome. It turns out that my book had not only won for my class, but it was also got chosen over a girl’s who had won every year prior to this one. As an outcome of young authors, I developed a greater appreciation for reading and
I had trouble reading and writing my whole elementary career. I would get my alphabet mixed around and my letters backwards. Reading as child I would often get frustrated and stop trying, because I didn’t understand what reading and writing would mean to me as I got older. I began taking incentive and would read to myself and write my letters as times as it took to learn them. Their where many authors and people who helped me get to where I am now with my reading and writing. In this short-essay I will be discussing my writing and reading experiences.
In my childhood I was not taught the fundamentals of proper writing. Nor was it influenced in my household to dedicate time for writing. My father owned his own business, therefore, I always saw him writing inventory and receipts. As for my mother, I can recall her writing down messages from phone calls. At school I found little to no growth in my writing. When I did face a task that required legible writing I would seek help from my friend Sandra. This class is by far the first English course I have taken were I could truly say lectures are broken down enough for me to develop satisfactory growth. I am still a developing writer, but I have made a lot of progress because of influences of my own desire to learn, Professor Anna C. Morrison, and
Literacy: Otis is able to convey his ideas around a topic effectively through his writing. He writes in complete sentences with appropriate spaces, includes punctuation and the spelling makes sense. Otis spells high frequency words and some word wall words correctly and utilizes in his writing. He is currently setting and working towards learning goals. His next steps are to use uppercase letters at the start of sentences and lower case letters inside the sentence consistently. Otis is also encouraged to continue to show emphasis in his writing by writing in big or bold letters. For example, in his writing journal he wrote “I feel sad when someone calls me BOSSY.”. Otis has excellent comprehension and continues to work on his fluency by reading
Reading and writing has always played a vital part in my life. From toddler to adult, pre-elementary to college, I’ve managed to sharpen both skills to my liking. However, even though it significantly helped, schooling was not what influenced me to continue developing those skills into talent. Many different things shaped and influenced my learning, and now reading and writing have become the safety net of my life. I know that even if I have nothing else in the future, I’ll still have my talent and knowledge. To ensure my success, I hope to further develop those skills so that I may fulfill my wishes.
Writing has always been something I dread. It’s weird because I love talking and telling stories, but the moment I have to write it all down on paper, I become frantic. It’s almost as if a horse race just begun in my mind, with hundreds of horses, or words, running through my mind, unable to place them in chronological order. Because I struggle to form satisfying sentence structure, it takes me hours, sometimes even days, to write one paper. It’s not that I think I’m a “bad writer,” I just get discouraged easily. Needless to say, I don’t think highly of my writing skills. When I was little I loved to both read and write. I read just about any book I could get my hands on, and my journal was my go to for my daily adventures. Although it’s