Accelerated Reading Reflection

729 Words 3 Pages
As a young child at school, we had the Accelerated Reading Program. It was a program that encouraged children to read various books, and then after to take a quiz based on the books. This program really helped me, because the program pushed me to read more. Since I am bilingual, learning two languages as a child was a bit challenging for me, and learning how to read was even harder. I would sometimes mix up letters, vowels, and sometimes talk in Russian when I was supposed to talk in English. Reading was difficult for me, and unlike most good readers, I was put into a reading group that helped my reading and writing. However, my friends would always ask me where I was going, and why I was always missing recess. I was quite embarrassed to tell …show more content…
I do not recall any teachers consciously trying to help or teach me how to write papers. In third grade we were required to write in cursive every writing assignment given to the students, including short stories and short paragraphs of what we did over the …show more content…
The teacher was not worried about what punctuation errors I made or what grammar mistakes I had. The teacher would only worry about how my cursive looked, if it was neat, and if I wrote the correct way. Then in seventh grade, the only requirement from the teacher was for us to find the plot of a book, a chart, or to determine the climax of the book; nothing to really help me build my skills as a writer. So when I was asked to write an argumentative essay in eighth grade, it was probably the hardest thing I ever had to do. I still to this day cannot write an argumentative essay. Due to the lack of help throughout the years I received in school, and the lack of support teachers showed me, it would result in my grades being lower than I would hope for. I would always get docked down on my writing assignments for mistakes I did not know I was making. As a result, I would always end up feeling dejected or frustrated, and never really understanding the writing process or how to write a proper paper. This would make me feel as though I would always be a poor writer. To this day I do not feel confident in my writing and therefore do not enjoy it as much as

Related Documents