Reading has never been one of my strong suits. I remember in the early years of elementary school, I would be assigned to read for a certain amount of time each day—about 15-30 minutes—and I’d do it, because I knew I should, if only for the sake of knowing I really did my work. But reading didn’t interest me as a little kid; it seemed long and boring—I’m sure many relate to this. Over the years—to this day, in fact—I’ve practically only ever read books that were for a class. Of course, now I do have some interest in reading; I realize that I can learn a lot of things by reading, and there are many books in the world that are worth reading. However, I am not an active reader, and because of this, reading has always felt like a chore. Even though reading can be so enjoyable given the right book and an interest in its contents, it’s hard to read—I’m slow at it, the intimidating size of the book turns me off, and I get distracted easily. I think it’s because of my age, because I live in this time when the Internet is fresh and information is everywhere, given in snippets and RGB screens and jump-cuts. I love wasting my time in front of a screen; it’s so easy and relaxing, entertaining. But once procrastination time is over, I’m sitting at my table struggling to keep my head in the printed text. It’s a shame, really.
Reading for me as past experiences I truly enjoyed before I hit high school. During then you had childhood books that every kid would enjoy. When I was very little probably ages 3-6 my mother would read to me at night then after 6 I would watch tv until it was time for bed. But from grade 4 to now every year reading would just slowly break out of my own routine and I became bored of it. In 10th grade was when I absolutely hated it. I hated it because our teacher would give us strict restrictions on the book and made us read
I rate this book a 4. It was a great and interesting book, that hooks you in. it also has great message to teach. However the reason I did not give it a 5 was because in some parts there could have been a little more action or drama and details.In certain chapters
My Reaction: How was the author able to connect to me as a reader? 5. RATING: Rate this book on a scale of 1 to 10. What qualities of a good book does this novel demonstrate or not demonstrate? Why did you give this rating? What was your favorite part and why? Who would enjoy this
Learn to Read, Read to Learn “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” I have always loved Dr. Seuss’ books, especially his book, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut. To me, this book gives me a good reason why I love to read -- which is to always learn at least two new things about the world or myself. When my mother first bought me the book, The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell, in 2014, I thought it would be a terrible book and I decided not to read it. A couple of months later, I finally picked up the book to start reading. I loved the story and wanted to read the next book in the series. I learned from The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell that anything is possible, if you put
6. RATING: Rate this book on a scale of 1 to 10. What qualities of a good book does this novel demonstrate or not demonstrate? Why did you give this rating? Who would enjoy this book?
In my reading now, I read every day at home and at school. I read from 10 to 20 pages at school and at home. At home, I am reading 20 minutes at home, which is the minimum number of minutes you should read. My favorite types of books are Realistic Fiction, Biography, and Fantasy. My favorite book, according to 6th grade is probably Game Changers, where Ben and Shawn want to be friends, but they're both fighting for the starting spot at QB. Ben gets the spot and replaces Shawn but they end up friends and win the Championship game.
Rating this book on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being outstanding, I would give this book a solid 8. Like I said before, at some parts I found the book hard to put down, but at other times I felt like the
Personally, Bible reading has increase over the years tremendously. There were years of not owning a Bible at home, during my childhood or adult years of life. There was a struggle at one point learning how to read the Bible, that is, people talk about the story that was inside the Bible, but there was no personal reading time. The initial purchase of a Bible was in the year of 1993, by a door-to-door sales person whose Bible resemble a purse. Even then, the Bible collect dust on the self, because there was no attendance of church, personally or for my kid. I was not winning the mother of the year awarded during that time, spiritually.
Reading Activity http://www.learner.org/courses/amerhistory/pdf/text/AmHst01_PreColumbian.pdf Read excerpt # 3 The Anasazi: Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde and excerpt # 4 The Mississippians: Cahokia and Moundville (pp.29-33) by following the link Pre-Columbian America (Learner.org). Type responses to the following questions on Google Doc and save.
Why Read? 93 million Americans scored in the lowest literacy levels. Read, fiction or nonfiction, helpful in many ways for the brain. Most people don’t read often, but I believe they should more often. All people should read, or be read to more because they gain intelligence, it can reduce stress, and it shows the reader a new perspective ("12 Interesting Facts About Reading.").
Franklin “John Brown” Curll Have you ever wonder if it was worth it to read the book? People have always wondered which was better. Reading can help improve your memory, concentration, and brain function. People have always had their own opinions about which is better. I personally believe that reading the book is better than the movie.
My Star reading score was 1342, which is approximately 12.9, grade level-wise. I worked hard for this score, so I do believe that I read at a good level, because I have a passion for writing, literary style, vocab, and grammar, but I haven’t read a full-length published novel in a long period of time. Seeing my score makes me want to utilize my assets and start to read again! Actually, having this score makes me really glad, because it helps me to ensure that my optimum reading skill is above my age group and that I’m ready to pursue creative writing in college.
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.
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