In Cantonese, the concept of reading is synonymous with learning. So much so that without any context, the phrase “duk syu” can take on either definition: my parents could use the phrase to ask about what “books I am studying”, and at the same time, my aunt could use the same two words to talk about “attending university”. As a young child when asked by my grandmother how I was doing in school, the phrase “duk syu” would immediately bring in the mental image of reading a book although I knew she was asking about school in general -- reading and learning have always just been that intertwined in my subconscious. But more than just learning -- reading has without a doubt facilitated the plain acquisition of knowledge -- reading has also promoted a deeper kind of learning: my growth as a person. English was not my first language, so the first thing that reading has overseen in me was both literal and metaphorical learning. My mom likes to remind me that being read-to encompassed my first encounters with English. From hearing about Little Critter at home to frequently attending both Round Rock Public Library’s and Kaleidoscope Kids’ storytimes, my small brain began to process the foreign language. With this exposure also came subconscious nurturing, with tellings from Aesop’s Fables and The Beginner’s Bible being the recurring bedtime stories. As I started school and began to consciously understand English, reading became an activity and tool to keep my mind up and running
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I never understood the point of reading. My parents first introduced my siblings and I to its world at the early age of two. We were familiarized with letters, taught to link sound the visual and formed words with a stuttering start. We became accustomed to the quiet of Tuesday nights when my father would sit huddled on the sofa – my mother curled up in bed – his long nose buried in a novel, a black curtain cascading from her head to the pages, morphing into one with their respective books. As the night drew close the browns of their eyes would light up, while my mother’s red lips would quiver with excitement and my father would flash a lopsided smile. “Reading is an adventure,” they’d
Some of my earliest memories of reading and writing took place in preschool. My former teacher, Mrs. Williams always made reading a fun and new experience which helped encourage us to read. I remember always being excited to read a new book as if I were embarking on a new adventure. My mother also encouraged me to read by reading to my brother and I at bedtime. She also gave us plenty of genres to choose from. Even though my dad did not reach much, my mom was very much interested in books about British crime mysteries. My brother, on the other hand, read anime’ comics and video game instruction pamphlets. Although reading has not been my strongest subject, the subject has always been part of my life.
Reading is an important part of today’s society. Being able to read and write defines populaces as educated, successful and intelligent, since the world revolves around written language. Being literate is a vital tool of survival in today’s civilization. Reading is not only important for basic day-to-day functions, but also helps to form a stronger self-disciple, longer attention span and better memory retention. From the moment a child is born, caregivers begin reading to their child.
“The more you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” –Dr. Seuss. Dr.Seuss could not be any more right. It is often said that once you find the right book, you could go anywhere. Literacy is one of the most important things that a child could ever learn. In order to succeed in society today, one must be able to read, write, speak and even listen. There has been great debate over the different approaches when it comes to teaching children how to read. This essay will go more in depth on both approaches, how the writer learned how to read, how the writer will teach their students how to read.
Intern met with resident K. Brown for the purpose of addressing her personal concerns and speaking with her about her community service hours. Kiara informed me that she completed her community service hours for the previous week. Intern asked her to verify the days she completes CS hours, and she stated Sundays and Wednesdays. Resident did express her frustrations by saying that she used to mess up with her CS hours, but she is really trying to do better. Intern advised her that another resident completes hers during that time, so she will have to do CS hours on Mondays and Thursdays or Mondays and Fridays. Intern also explained to her the importance of doing CS hours. It was explained that not only is this a requirement of the program,
Many of us go through our everyday lives not realizing the many things that have built us to become who we are today. We were blessed enough to grow up in a well-educated society, where we are constantly growing and bettering ourselves. We have taken this education or more so our “foundation” and utilized it to help build ourselves. Reading is one of the most substantial learning blocks, it’s something that we use in our everyday lives that help us reach our maximum potential in life.
In “Language Development and Learning to Read” Diane Guiness explores the scientifically proven link between literacy and children being exposed to literature at a young age. Language and grammar development are improved upon when children are exposed to books. Before they are reading to themselves, children can hear and learn new words and phrases that they may not normally be exposed to. As well as lessons in language, listening to these stories can teach fundamentals such as listening and paying attention, which will also aid them in their
I printed out this email and I highlighted the answers we were to bubble in. However, once we began to bubble in the answers there was a problem. The overwhelming majority of the students did not know their address. This created a major problem because I was given only one paper with the students’ address. Thus, I had to spend the majority of the time helping students with their addresses. Around 10:50 Tammy Becker walked in and told my class that we were being too loud (I was doing my best helping students fill out their address). She said we were to start the test at 11:05 am. As a result, I made sure we did start the test at 11:05 am. At 11:05 am the students began testing. I followed everything we were instructed to do during the PSAT.
Reading your post, I went over to the function you mentioned, recently used. While doing so was thinking interesting; now I have more to play with, I did not even know I recently used some of these, nor where or when. I’m not sure I’ll ever fully know what all Excel and I are capable of especially when it gets to all the bells and whistles, but I am going to come very, very close.
A child learns his/her first word from a mother. She teaches her children how to take an initial step in reading and writing. I have different experiences in the journey of literacy. I remembered how my mother used to teach me mathematical tables to strengthen my reading. It was my first lesson of reading. Afterward, comes my teacher who polishes me as a reader and a writer. In my journey of literacy, I remembered how a page of a book in English class helps me to strengthen writing and reading ability; furthermore, it creates love for reading in me. For me, a book is a doctor and reading is a medicine which treats during the time of
In order to prepare for this torero trek, I would attend more resume and elevator pitch workshops, and schedule more appointments at the career development center. I attended the Engineering Career fair that was on the 4th of October. In which, I got my first exposure to employers and I was able to practice my elevator pitch and my networking skills. I later scheduled an appointment with Rhonda Harley at the career development center to get some feedback on my resume.
Emilie Buchwald once said, “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” This quote means to me that children learn reading from their parents. People read every day-- from newspapers, blogs, or Facebook posts, to traffic signs. Most people read for escape, entertainment, and instruction. As I consider my reading experiences, I realize they represent the journey I have traveled, leading me to my current academic path.
As the years went by, reading was no longer of my interest. The reason was not the shortness of time or responsibility, it was the lack of motivation. The transition to a different country and language restrained me. It was not until high school that I became interested in reading again. Eager to be literate and not fallen behind among peers, encouraged me to persevere and improve my reading skills in English. Ever since, Khaled
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
Reading is a basic life skill. Undeniably, it is a vital receptive, interactive, and survival mechanism to get through life. It goes along in one’s the day to day routine, from doing the simplest household chores to the more complex following instructions in the world of work. One must read to understand what he does; likewise, he needs to understand what he reads to comprehend reality. Inarguably, reading is one of the most important contrivances in life.