My parents realized they would soon have to spell things out, as many parents do. As soon as I learned to spell, which wasn’t long after I learned to read, my parents had no hope. I had entered their secret world of language, and I wasn’t leaving anytime soon. This love affair with language and books continued well into elementary and middle school where I surpassed my Accelerated Reading points every six weeks. My parents and I even had a system: when we had finished dinner, we would go into my room and snuggle up with a book that either they or I had picked.
Oscar Ibarra John Albert English 091 March 6, 2012 The Interest in Reading Many writers would say that people need to be a good reader to understand writing, for many of them as individuals they find reading to be difficult or a task. If they could find more interest in the reading then writing should come easy for them. According to Alberto Manguel and Rick Moody reading with interest is what made them to want to become great writers. For many readers they have a hard time finding books of interest when usually in a classroom or in an office. In “In the joy and enthusiasm of reading” Rick Moody explains in his writings that at an early age he found reading an enjoyment because of how he approached books and reading.
My mom also helped in my discovery of reading. Every evening, before bedtime, I would gather many books and snuggle up in my moms lap. Listening to her read was always an adventure. My favorite memory of my mom reading to me was when she would try to imitate what she believed the voices of different characters might be. This set a lifelong love for books and learning.
Although their experiences were very different, they both found the love of reading and success in both worlds. Rodriquez spoke only Spanish until the age of six. He entered the education world speaking little English and unconfident of himself and his place in this new world. His brother and sisters were good students, his parents were supportive and encouraging, but with their lack of education and lack of command of the English language they found it difficult to help him with his homework assignments. “When I reached the third grade, I out grew such behavior.
As a teacher, and life-long reader, I believe both professionally and personally, that positive literary backgrounds, gained from a love and interest of books from childhood, enables a teacher to have an enthusiastic confidence in supporting the children in their care within the classroom, and to embrace, support and nurture a growing enjoyment of reading. But what
Then in the article he goes on to explain how he selects his books and how he got to 6,128 books. For Queenan his obsession with books was not just about reading it was about getting through life and being able to escape from everything he was going through and pretend how much better life was or could be. Even though Queenan faced different challenges his article “My 6,128 Favorite Books” reminds me a lot of myself and how I got into running. At first it just started as exercise but as life got harder it became more and more important to have in my life and helped me get through my daily challenges with myself. Queenan made me realize even when life is hard, find your escape and you can conquer anything.
Before I had his class, I was a subpar writer at best and had not really improved my writing since my freshman year. Most of the time just answering the question and not really putting any thought into writing was good enough to get a B in any class that I had taken. But that all changed when I entered Dr. Mikulics’s class for fifth period. When I walked in and saw an average sized, bald man who looked sort of like Buzz Light-Year from Toy Story, I remember thinking this was going to be easy. I learned quickly that the class was anything but easy.
• Make sure your child's day care provider, nursery school teacher, or preschool teacher reads aloud daily and offers books for your child to look at. • Model good reading habits. Help your child understand that reading is important by letting him see you reading maps, books, recipes, and directions. Suggest reading as a free-time activity. Keep books that are of interest to your child in an easy place for him to reach.
Reading is one of best things that I enjoy doing. Reading is very important to me so I try to read every chance I get. I do not know where I would be without reading. Reading effects different aspects in my life: my schooling and future career, my ability to be entertained, my relationship with other people, and even my relationship with God. Not many people have the same opinions as me.
An example from my own experience illustrates the way parents contribute to a child’s academic development. By the age of six, already had a firm grasp of arithmetic and could read confidently. Much of this was thanks to my parents , who spent time with me in the evenings reading stories aloud and doing basic math problems, thereby teaching me to enjoy these activities and become good at them. The home environment , in which I was surrounded by books and often saw my parents reading aided my academic development. Later on , in high school, my main academic interest was in foreign languages.