What I Learned In Second Class

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Second grade discouraged me from giving reading and writing a chance. My peers teased me and humiliated me when I read aloud. If I mispronounced a word my classmates would start laughing and whispering, “she can’t read.” This set my attitude toward reading and writing. Every time Mrs. Ellis, my second grade teacher, would call on for volunteers to read a paragraph, I hoped she wouldn’t call my name. As third grade came around I expected it to be another school year I would dread. Mrs. Perna however was different from the other teachers. My peers were negative sponsors of literacy while Mrs. Perna was my positive sponsor of literacy. I learned from her that I will discover a new passion if, I don’t give up.
Before I entered third grade, my attitude
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I was the most behind in my class and would get sent to the principal’s office often. When third grade came, Mrs. Perna took a different approach to her teaching and I quickly realized she was very different from Mrs. Ellis. Mrs. Perna, my third grade teacher, made learning more intriguing by adding spelling games. Which made spelling interesting since I was very involved in sports and it brought my competitive side to try my best. Mrs. Perna would also read us short stories she wrote herself. Her stories were about super humans with extranormal powers which caught my interest. Mrs. Perna observed I slept during her class, I didn’t like to read or write, and I was obnoxiously loud. I was sent to detention after class and she approached me and asked why I didn’t give any effort to participate in class with reading or try to be involved in writing assignments. This question surprised me because Mrs. Ellis never bothered to ask and assumed I was just a student who misbehaved. Mrs. Perna then asked me if my parents helped me with my homework. I explained to her that my mother did not have time to help because she worked a full time job and worked in the night. Mrs. Perna nodded her head and spoke with my mother about the situation. My mother then shared with me that she will try to be involved in my school work by changing her work schedule to help me when I got out of …show more content…
My classmates taunted me for mispronouncing words. My second grade teacher, Mrs. Ellis, would also comment my writing is not creative enough which discouraged me from participating in writing assignments. Mrs. Perna’s short stories inspired me to write stories of my own as well about adventures. My peers were my negative sponsors of literacy by discouraging me from trying to read and write. My third grade teacher was my positive sponsor of literacy by helping to discover a new eagerness towards reading and writing. I was excited to see what I can learn from my new teacher next year and carry with me my new

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