Reflective Essay: My Ups And Downs Of Reading

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I’ve had my ups and downs with reading, starting out with some severe downs. It was truly a struggle in the beginning, to even figure out how I felt about reading. Why can’t I find the right book? Do I even like reading? The struggle in the beginning was figuring out what I liked to read. The other ones came later, such as, getting through school with my test anxiety, and having a hard time with comprehension, I didn’t see a bright side. Nevertheless, the only constant thing in our lives is change, and as I grew, my views on reading definitely manipulated for the better.
The initial problem, do I even like to read? The question rattled my brain at such a young age. I wasn’t sure how I would figure it out. Looking back at my elementary school years, I remember standing in the school library every single day. I would look at all of the rings hanging on the
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I’ve got a growing family now and reading with my daughter is such an important part of our lives. We read together all the time, and it’s an amazing bonding experience. Seeing how my family didn’t push me as much as they should have, has shown me the difficulties that can bring. I would never want my daughter to struggle in anything, and especially school. Showing her now how much fun it can be will really help when she starts school. I plan on graduating with my Elementary Education Degree, so reading is something I’m so happy to have a passion for now. With this being my goal, reading with a young child on a daily basis has really shown me how much I am going to love it. When we read those Sesame Street stories we truly penetrate our imaginations. When I read to her I can feel my voice start to take on different characters. The way I see her reacting to that brings so much joy. The most fun I have with reading is in my mind. The Author writes these stories, and we are the ones that get to play it out in our

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