Reflective Essay: How I Learned To Read

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Learning to read is such an important feat to accomplish and if taught properly can be very rewarding throughout the remaining of your life. I do not remember a lot of things about my life growing up. I do, however, remember who taught me to read and the first book I learned to read. I also remember the feelings and frustrations that went along with these memories. While most of my school teachers were supportive of my learning, there were a few teachers that made me feel minuscule in my learning process. My father taught me how to read and write cursive when I was six years old. He taught me to read from my children’s Bible. Looking back on it now most I what I thought I was reading from the Bible were my weekly memory verses of which I thought I was reading. None the less my father was encouraging through my …show more content…
I do not feel tied down to one spot; I can move about my day and listen to a story the way the author intended it to be read. If and when I do read a book the atmosphere has to be silent without any distractions. I usually will go to my bedroom and shut the door, put ear plugs in and read; this usually keeps me from getting distracted with other things around me. I enjoy reading comedy romance novels though I do not have a favorite author. I have, however, found a few writers to follow in hopes they will write another book. I like this genre of books because they are easy to read. The author will use descriptive words that paint pictures for their readers and allows them to become part of the adventure. While I would try to read, I did not have that person there to read with me and monitor my reading to make sure I understood what I was reading or that I was reading the words correctly. I lacked encouragement early on in my learning process that I think hindered my self-confidence. My reading did get much better, but because I lacked the confidence, I would never see myself as an active

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