Final Exam Essay 1: The Reading Life Reading has declined drastically among every group of young americans. This has been going on for 20 years, but the trends are getting worse, and the worst declines are among younger American adults. In the last 20 years, younger American adults have gone from being the people in our society who read the most to the people who read the least (Gioia 2). For the first time in American history, almost less than half of the United States population reads literature anymore. Society is slowly starting to lose it's literary sense. We have so many distractions and technology is one of them, Albert Eistein said, " I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots." Whether or not we are in that generation is up for debate perhaps you can take a pole on facebook, twitter or instagram. In addition, an in-depth approach to reading is an approach where the reader uses high order thinking skills such as being able to analyze, synthesize, and solve problems. The reader makes connections to already known concepts and principles and uses this understanding for problem solving in new context. I've always been lectured by my teachers and parents when I was in highschool to read at least 20 minutes a day. I would set time aside for my reading but as I opened my i pad suddenly my world changed course and instead of sailing across the seas with columbus i was checking my notifcations on facebook. I've never been a advid reader in highschool I only read when it was required. When I took a driving class online I paid extra for the audio so I didnt have to read it myself I would rather listen to Betty Whites voice read the course information and be lazy rather than put my brain to work. Reading is a building block, a firm foundation on which one can build a kingdom. Reading has been a war for me one that hasnt been so kind. Losing constanly to social media I spend more time in the dungeons of my kingdom rather in court. I hope to find a book worm in this dungeon only he will have the power to set me free from this famine of words. Reading is vitally important because it helps the reader discover new things. It also helps develop the mind and expands the way someone thinks. Ive learned something new everytime I open a piece of literature whether who killed mcbeth or the beating heart in a floor board. I have yet to fall in love with the different shades of grey and I hate twilight saga it's all kids seems to be reading these days. I'm one of those people who forgets what the book is actually about when I'm half way through, so I always find myself reading the same page twice. Being in college for a semester now has taught me that I can't get through college without thoroughly reading every thing I write. There is no time like the present and it's time I start reading its more important now than ever. I may not be an active reader, but it does play an important role in my life mainly when I'm driving or reading the directions on how to make mac and cheese. I never really invested in reading I thought I did enough at school I learned the basics and thought i was a master sadly i am only a apprentise. In my pursuit of becoming a advid reader I've learned to jugle time so setting a little time aside here and there through out the day is the best way to dive in the books for me. College has been a nose dive into a pool of books I just hope i can read fast enough. Elementary school happened to be some of the best years of my life, education wise. I was being introduced to new things and I liked learning about them. Reading was very interesting to me at that time. My family has always been very strict on education between me and my brother. My dad always tried to enforce reading because when he was a child, my Grandmother would make him read for about an hour a day, my dad said it paid off because he wouldn't be half the man he is today if…
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Reading Strategies Worksheet
Identify two reading goals, one short-term and one long-term.
• Long-term reading goal: Incorporate three reading techniques: skimming, visual mapping, and text marking
• Short-term reading goal: Use mapping in weekly readings
Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions:
• How do you currently approach the weekly readings in the course?
When reading each chapter as noted on the syllabus…
Act 1 Close Reading
1. In the first few lines, “O, that this too too solid flesh would melt thaw and resolve itself into a dew” (Shakespeare 10), Hamlet is making a wish. Hamlet is making a wish that he personally could commit suicide. Hamlet is also wishing that god did not make suicide such a powerful sin.
2. In lines 3-4, Hamlet is complaining about his life. Hamlet is comparing himself to a woman and that he is too weak. Hamlet says, “Or that Everlasting had not fix’d” (Shakespeare…
and Advanced Placement
Summer Reading Project
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
In preparing our students for the advanced language, literature, and composition curriculum, we believe that improving reading ability and maintaining gains made during the school year are important goals. In order to be certain students maintain their reading and critical thinking skills, we are requiring that students participate in a summer reading project. Summer reading will extend the honors/AP English…
It is your responsibility to your group to complete your part of the assignment for each reading. You must rotate through the literature circle roles, and it is the responsibility of the group to keep up with this rotation of responsibility. The responses to the literature role must be posted on your Group Discussion Forum prior to our class session. In addition, either someone in your group must bring an electronic device that can pull up the group members contributions or you must bring…
vivid imagination and the ability to sit still long enough to pay attention, a hard task in the third grade. It was there, sitting in the middle of the floor on that dark brown woven rug with all the weird colors in it that I grew a fondness for reading.
Always raising my hand to read out loud in class or eager to recite a speech or book report, wanting to show that I could be a strong reader using the different tones and pitches of my voice to bring my audience to a pause with every comma or…
Reading is one of my favorite approaches to acquire knowledge and seek for inspirations. After years of pursuing, the one book which, particularly, inspired me the most is called <On China>. Written by the former national security advisor of United States, Mr. Henry Kissinger, it covers the diplomatic history of China and Western world since mid 50s of 19th century in a logical, explicit and enlightening fashion which, empower me to start a serious of self-reflection on my previous life journey…
a community’s health and well-being.”
• *(Discuss: All Souls book connection)*Community overwhelmed by daily life and dominated by external forces, it will not have the ability to care for itself this failure will manifest as a wide range of social problems solved through the development of partnerships between residents and external forces
• Points of Life Foundation, City Care of America, and the Corporation for National and Community Service
What is reading for learning?
Your reading leads directly to other writing, studying, and exam activities for the course.
What should you think about when reading?
Think of reading as the beginning of a pipeline that sends information into a mental tube to be used for various tasks at the other end.
●So in addition you understanding the text you must figure out what you will need in the future.
●Anything you miss or misunderstand will affect the tasks such as the products you…
Quarter 2 Reading Demonstration
Organize your texts in the appropriate categories. List titles and authors.
|Fiction | |
|Short Fiction |Longer Works |
Running head: A TIMELINE OF READING
A Timeline of Reading Instruction
Grand Canyon University
November 9, 2009
Reading instruction has undergone many changes since the first colonists settled in America. Hornbooks and battledores morphed into primers and basal readers. Religion played an important part throughout the first half of the history of reading instruction in America. Books grew into stories that were enjoyable instead of remedial. The alphabet played a significant…