Growing up with my parents, I found reading to be very fun but for religious purposes and newspaper about the incidents taking place in certain countries. Through my parents, reading started to seem like it can be beneficial if we want to know what is going on in the world and the rules and regulations of one’s religion. Although I was required to read many books for school, my parents reading habits made me feel as if I should copy them. My mom and dad would always read books or newspapers at a certain time and sometimes discuss it with each other. My parents occasionally told me that I should leave aside school books at times and read the books they do because I can learn a lot and discover many things I did not realize before and
Learning how to read and write was a challenging task for me as a kid. I believe I couldn’t read until the second grade and that was embarrassing. Being a slow learner made me insecure, which hindered me from building the confidence I needed to succeed and get pass identifying with having a disability. Instead, I was enrolled into a special ed class that I had to leave my regular class to attend. During my special ed class all I could think about was how I couldn’t wait to get back to my regular class so I didn’t have to tell any of my classmate where I was. Therefore, my focus unfortunately wasn’t on learning, like it should have been!
Having a place to collect,store, and reflect on my thoughts has helped me gain a better understanding of the assigned works that we are assigned in class. Not only that but it got me into a habit of writing more. While the commonplace book started as a chore it has helped me put my thoughts in order and improve upon my writing habits. What started as a laborious task turned into a path of self improvement, reflection, and a method of creating a bulk of work to pull from to better complete this
When I was younger I started learning how to read and write. My mom started to help me read and write because it was important that school was my main focus. Even though I was very young I stayed consistent on reading and writing. Most parents start early with their kids on learning getting ready for school. At first, I didn’t like it because all I use to do was sit up and play the game. I didn’t want to do anything else until my mom brought a book in my room and told me to start reading. I looked at the book funny because I didn’t know what to do with it, so my mom sat with me and started to teach me how to read. When you read a lot, your writing comes easy because you’ll have loads of comprehension and know how to spell words. My mom has played a big role in my life when it came down to school. She stayed on top of me when it came down to my school work because she wanted me to be someone in life. With her teaching, me how to read and write early it wasn’t easy because sometimes I use to get frustrated and say that “I hate reading and writing”. When I started school my goals to bring my mom home A’s and B’s on my report card. When it came down to my work I was always focus. When I first started school, I knew a lot because I started reading and writing early.
Reading and writing are two of the most important tools in my life, because without them I would not have an education. They form the basis of a class; for example, completing a lab in chemistry would not be possible without following a written lab procedure. These two skills are taught at such a young age, and as education advances students must continue to strive to reach a higher level. I can remember in elementary school, we were always pushed to reach the next reading level once we had successfully mastered the one we were on. It was always a competition for my sister and I to be at a higher level, I usually won. Even though I was excelling in reading it was the complete opposite for writing. It is something that has never come easy
Over the years I have become very familiar with writing long papers, reading books and articles, and researching different topics. I can remember not knowing where to even start writing a paragraph in third grade to not knowing where to start writing a one-page paper in middle school. I finally got to high school and two to three-page essays was all I knew. In elementary I was already reading chapter books, and writing summaries for submission. By high school I was reading two books at a time. The only thing that was new to me beginning high school was research.
IT is traditionally around first grade when children are taught to read in school. Some children catch on before this with the help of parents, and others are slower to read at expected levels and speeds. I can say without hesitation that my mom sent me on the path to be a reader. My mom is an elementary school teacher and so she started to read to me at a very young age. I have memories of listening to her reading everything from Love You Forever to Little Woman and lots in between. I am fortunate that my mom read to me so much because I picked up reading before going into kindergarten, starting with Goodnight Moon. 1st grade. Taught to read. Had to read for class. Harry potter and the sorcerer's stone, would read on own time, with help from mom. Before this it had primarily been listening to people read to me, small picture books like goodnight moon.
As a learner, writer, and a reader I consider myself to be strong. In my opinion, these traits add up to create a good English student. Over the course of this year, I have improved greatly as a student and as a learner. Comparing new works of this year to older works I composed at the beginning of this year, I believe that I have not only evolved as a writer, but as a reader and a learner as well. I strongly believe this has been one of the most improved years of my Language Arts career.
When it comes to old memories about how I started to read and write my mind instantly takes me right back to Pre K. Pre-kindergarten was long ago. 13 years ago to be exact. Now a days I don't even remember what I ate last night, let alone accurately remember all of my first memories of reading and writing. But I do remember bits and pieces. Reading and writing growing up was always special to me because both subjects each played a significant part in my life which led me to where I am today.
There is nothing that has had a bigger impact on my life than learning to read and write. I remember being in elementary school and the teacher emphasizing that reading and writing is fundamental. I didn’t know what that meant or why she kept repeating that over again. As I started to grow older I slowly understood a part of it. It began by observing my father every morning, he would buy the Spanish newspaper and would read it. One day I asked him if I could read the newspaper, I knew I couldn’t read Spanish but I was curious. I recall breaking up the words and putting them together like I learned in school. To only realize that Spanish is phonetically written. From there I learned that there is an important connection in Spanish and English that is important just as reading and writing in my life. There are many types of outcomes that I gained from learning to read and write. Such as being able to expand my knowledge, observing how communication is interacted in reading and writing, and appreciating the creativity of it.
Reading and writing have always played an essential part in my life. From being a kid to my pre-teenage to college, I have managed to hone both skills to my fondness. However, even though it importantly helped, schooling did not influence me that much, but I managed to continue developing those skills I had into something else. Many unique things shaped and influenced my learning, and now reading, and writing has made think different and fast in responding to situations. I know even if I have nothing unusual to do, I’ll still have my talent and knowledge. To my achievement, I hope to develop those skills further so that I may accomplish my goals.
My writing and reading skills have developed due to the many factors and phases that has occurred through my upbringing. There are negative effects as well as positive ones. I wasn’t fortunate enough as a child to have many books present for me to read because of my hometown, but because of my wonderful parents that wasn’t the case as I grew up. There are two main subject that I would concentrate on among many others: my parents and my environment, meaning my hometown and school I went to. There are also minor details, for example: moving to the United States from my hometown and my influential teachers.
I never saw myself as someone who would have an interest in reading and writing. I always thought that I wasn't cut out to be the writer type, and I barely ever read books past the age of ten. I still don't read and write as much as I would like, but now, because of my interest in video games and movies, I have a deep interest in what reading and writing have to offer. I now realize that a book can be even more creative and influential than any other entertainment source. And writing, writing isn't something that is boring and mundane, but serves as a vessel for ideas and imagination. All of these realizations were made because of the creative fires that were lit because of movies and video games.
Reading and writing are both important; you can’t have one without the other. They are skills that are increased constantly due to little things that most times are not noticed. Whether it is from a book to a poem, there will always be a way that it helps out your school performance. Reading and writing in general only helps absorb information, and enhance leisure or school related writing tasks. It has also made life itself so much easier because reading and writing are so beneficial for school and for life. How much you read and write today, will somehow affect your future job, family, position, or even your salary.
If you couldn’t read or write, how would you tackle your daily life? Being literate is a crucial part of everyone’s life; reading and writing are essential for a person’s success. Every single day, it’s used, whether it’s for an Advanced Placement Language class or reading a billboard as you’re driving past. As a child, I grew up reading on a daily basis and I believe that I am as successful as I am on behalf of it. Countless memories have been created, thanks to the multiple books that have been read and the umpteen amount of papers that I’ve written. Throughout the numerous years of my education, my teachers and parents left a long lasting impact on my reading and writing skills.