Reflection About Reading

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According to a survey done by the Pew Research Center in 2016, “About a quarter of American adults (26%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year, whether in print, electronic or audio form.” I believe I form part of this demographic group because I don't like reading books. I would say that my past experiences have made me into being a non reader. Therefore, I will explain to you my process of how I learned to read and who influenced my success, what were my favorite books back then and now, and how my past experiences have shaped me into the reader I think I am.Thus, I believe that I am not a reader. I learned how to read in school with the help of my parents and teacher. I was about seven years old and in the first grade when I was taught how to read .Every morning my teacher would make us say and pronounce the sound of each letter in the alphabet. After this she would make us put these skills into practice. For example, she would make us read short stories as a group on a squared rug she had in her classroom. My teacher would start off by reading the first page of the story and then she would popcorn a student to continue reading. If a student was struggling with a word she would make he/she sound it out syllable by syllable until reading it correctly. Furthermore, my parents would make me reread the short stories read in class to them each day and they would buy me many books to read.Without everyones dedication and passion I wouldn't have

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