My Reflective Essay In My English Class

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Have you ever read a book so great you can’t put it down? I can honestly say that this has never happened to me. English has always been my most difficult and disliked subject. Reading and writing never came easy to me, and I always seemed to just squeeze by to get the grade that my parents and I thought was acceptable. I struggled in finding a way to make English enjoyable. Learning to read did not come easy for me. I started at a later age than normal and ever since then it seems like I have been behind my peers reading levels. I found this to be strange because my mom always told me how much I loved having bedtime stories read to me, so naturally I would think that reading would come easy, since I enjoyed it so much when I was younger. …show more content…
I remember fourth grade vividly because it was the first time in my life, besides when my mom read to me, that I enjoyed reading. Mrs. Peck, my fourth grade teacher, was one of my favorite teachers. Mrs. Peck was also a lover of English. I think that her love for English rubbed off on me a little that year. Our English class was set up to be an hour of class every day, and then we would switch into science. Instead Mrs. Peck, because she loved reading so much, would skip science regularly and have a two hour English session. In these sessions, she would read books to us. I don’t know how many books we went through that year, but it had to be a lot. Most of these books I enjoyed listening to, and it was at this time that I realized I liked listening to books, but not reading them. I’ve figured out there is one main reason why I enjoy listening to books read aloud. I can follow along with the reader and stay on pace with everyone else. When reading alone I often fall behind because a lot of people are faster readers than me, but if a teacher is reading or audio track is playing everyone will be at the same place in the book. Listening to a book being read and following along makes it impossible to fall behind in the book. In conclusion I don’t like falling behind in a book, and listening to them read makes that

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