My Memories Of Reading

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I have been reading as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I didn’t have anything to do except read books and play with my brother, who was two years younger than me. Some of my fondest memories are of days spent at the library, piling books into baskets to take home and read over and over again. In kindergarten, we spent many minutes of the day reading. Finally, in seventh grade, all of my hard work paid off. It all started with Nurse Nancy, the first book I learned how to “read”. Being able to read before kindergarten seems to be the goal of every four to five year old. I could say that I checked that goal off the list, but that wouldn’t be the complete truth. Every night before bed, my mom would read the story of my choice. …show more content…

I could comprehend simple stories, read words like “it” and “at”, and recognize conflicts and their solutions. By the time September rolled around, I was ready. I had a background with reading and I could conquer anything. I stepped into Miss Limatta’s classroom, and right away I found my book box on the shelf. There was a bunch of books inside, varying in size, color, and topic. But one book stood out from the rest. It had no title, no author’s name, just a picture of a girl on a swing. I flipped the book open and was utterly disappointed. The book did not contain any words at all. I knew that my reading level was way above this book, and it puzzled me how a book could have no words. I didn’t understand the point of this “story” when there was no story at all. I couldn’t even think of a fascinating tale to go along with the pictures. All the work that I had put toward learning how to read before kindergarten ended in books without words. I guess this ability would be put to use further on in my life. From first grade to sixth grade, my life as a literate person was typical. It wasn’t until seventh grade that I finally hit a peak in my literate life. During the spring of my seventh grade year at Menahga School, we took the MCA Reading test. Passing these tests has never been a heavy task for me, but the result of the test would determine whether or not we had to take the final for

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