Entries Tagged as 'learning to read'

Monday, April 16th, 2018

A Family of Storytellers

My parents were, well, are, storytellers. Coming from a background of theater, they knew the power of a good story, and what a love for them can encourage. The limits of creativity, imagination, and dreaming no longer exist when there is a story to be told. So, it was important that they fostered this love in me. Even before […]

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

My grandmother and how I learned to read

Under the shadows of my grandmother’s grapefruit trees, I grew up in Vietnamese folk songs and fairy tales. Before every dinner, (and for my constant nagging, of course), my grandmother would read me a random story from our stacks of “colorful books,” funny legends of coconut princes, bamboo heroes, and moon-dwellers. I listened attentively as […]

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Learning How To Read

I honestly do not remember exactly how I learned to read, or when. I am sure my mother had purchased some books for me to read with her when I was very young, but I do not distinctly remember reading on my own until about first grade. I actually did not begin speaking (talking in […]

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Learning To Read

I think it’s kind of funny that I can’t remember how I learned to do something that seems so effortless now. According to my mom, my brother and I were read to practically from the second we were brought home from the hospital. Strapped to our cribs were signs with different shapes, colors, and lines […]

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Learning to Read – Marissa

Although I am not completely aware of how I learned to read, I remember in Kindergarten when we were all learning the alphabet and every day we would have another letter to work on. We would say words that came to our minds that started with the letter that we were working on, and my […]

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Autobiography: learning to read

I began my journey of learning how to read when I was a baby. Learning to read did not happen overnight, in fact, it took years of practicing up until second grade. Every single evening my mother, an elementary school teacher who taught K-2, would read aloud to me for story time. My mother knew […]