Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Why do I read/write/think?
  • What does “reading”* mean to you?
  • Why do we read?
  • What do you do when you read?
  • When you get confused with a piece of reading, what do you do?
  • When it comes to reading, what is hard for you to do?
  • How do you know when you are successful?
  • What is your role as a reader?
* replace reading with writing and thinking- this is assessed solely on your in-depth thinking


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  3. 1. Reading

    Reading is a wonderful way to pass time and is also a big part of some jobs. I think reading is a way to study about a society in the era when the book was written. Using reading methods, people could learn how society was back then based on the mood of the story, the themes of the story, and how the book was written. I think we read because it can help us a lot with vocabulary words, like the poster in our classroom, that says reading 20 minutes a night for a school year means you have learned about 1,800,000 words. What I do when I read is pay attention to key topics and words that could help point me to a theme or the mood. When I get confused with a piece of reading, I might re-read it to try to understand it better. If I am still confused, I would find words that I do not know and look them up in a dictionary and try to understand what is going on in the book. If I am still confused, I will ask a parent or the teacher to help me understand it. When it comes to reading, the hardest part for me is to understand certain themes or to look underneath details and see what the writer truly means. I know I am successful when I can fully understand what a book is about and can identify key themes or the mood. My role as a reader is to get better at reading and provide the writer with feedback if I am proofreading their essay or report.

  4. 2. Writing

    Writing is another magnificent way of passing time and there is no job in the world that does not require you to write something. Writing, to me, is a way of expressing myself to readers or fellow classmates. We write because some people to do it to make money, some do it for passing time, and others do it as a hobby. When I write, I make an outline of what I am writing, and then starting writing. When finished, I proof read my writing. If I get confused on a piece of writing, I will turn to help from my parents or my teacher to help guide me or help me find the answers. The problem I get confused on is the small mistakes are not noticed by me and they are hard for me to find when I proofread. I know I am successful if my parents read my essays and tell me that a couple more changes to certain parts that will improve the writing, but then I am done with the paper. My role as a writer currently is to improve my writing skills.

  5. 3. Thinking

    There is no human in this world that has not stopped to think about something they done or have seen. Thinking, is when people start to wonder about something, they create ideas when they try to fix something, and they sometimes stare into space pondering their thoughts. We think because the human body is programmed to think. When introduced to something new, people think about accomplish the task. After time, they will stop thinking about the task and just do it because it has become repetitive. When I think, I usually get into the thinker position with my hand on my chin. When thinking, I tend to stare out into space, or stare at objects trying to think. When I think, I process the question given to me four or five times, try to think of an answer, and once done, I answer it in the best way possible. When in trouble, I listen to other people’s answers on the subject and then use those to help me answer the question. When thinking, the hardest part for me is that I sometimes overthink something and the answer becomes too complicated for me to understand. I know I am successful when my answer is correct or really close to correct, and causes someone to finish my thought for me. My role as a thinker in school is to think about answers when given a question, and then answer the question to the best of my ability to help increase my learning experience for later in life.