My Experience Of Reading In Ms. Keyes's Reading Class

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It was October of my seventh grade year and I found myself sitting in Ms. Keyes’ reading class. One Tuesday afternoon, Ms. Keyes put us in groups based on our reading levels and interests. What interested me the most were books that were suspenseful, full of action, and ones that moved at a fast pace with a colorful cast of characters. Her goal was to get me to enjoy reading again; she made that her personal mission. When I walked into her fifth period class, she had the desks in groups of six. She directed us to our stations where a pile of books awaited and were stacked in the center of each group. When I saw all of the books on each table, I sighed. I walked over to my assigned seat she had given me and plopped down. My first thought was …show more content…
Keyes and my seventh grade year in her reading class affected my outlook and attitude towards reading. It started with the environment of her classroom as well as her enthusiasm for reading, which was contagious. After reading the book I Am Number Four, I then continued on to reading The Fall of Five, The Power of Six, and The Rise of Nine. After reading these books by Pittacus Lore, I started the Mortal Instruments series also suggested by Ms. Keyes. This has shaped my literacy by showing me that I can still find books that spark my interest. These books enhanced my vocabulary and helped me improved my writing skills. I was reading again for the enjoyment of …show more content…
I prefer this reading and writing environment to be clean when I am doing my work so I can have plenty of space. When I sit down in a comfortable chair to approach a writing task, I usually have a blanket. Sometimes I turn on classical music in the background to help me focus before I start. I take out my notes or anything that I will need and I set my backpack on the floor next to me. If it is a writing task from a book, I will also have the book open next to me as a resource. Once I open a Word document, I adjust the page first with the spacing, font, and size. After that I begin typing my heading and title. I then begin to approach the task mentally, when writing the first sentence; it is always the hardest for me. I always spend a lot of time on this making sure I have a strong start, after that words seem to flow naturally and then every so often I go back through and make sure everything makes sense. On the other hand, my reading environment has to be completely silent. I usually go try and find a space for myself away from all noise. I have recently been going to my room and shutting my door in order to find

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