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Instructor Alexa Sandbakken
10 October 2011
How Has Reading and Writing Really Progressed?
Looking back on my childhood, reading the pop up and picture books were the only stories that could capture my interest. As time went by, I began to pick up some books that were heavier in content with fewer pictures and more words. Outside of school reading and writing have never been things I felt passionate about. I was more into breaking what I could get my hands on and playing with Barbie dolls. My elementary years came around and I picked up more challenging readings like the Autobiography of Anne Frank, and A Child Called It. When Junior High arrived, I read The Hobbit, and when high school came, I was reading novels like The Great Gatsby and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The amount of reading required in school and the type of stories we were exposed to steadily increased my reading abilities.
Before school started, I identified myself as someone who was interested in Barbie dolls and wanting to do hands on activities that involved movement. I was all over the place trying to push my mother’s buttons. I loved all the attention and for some reason my mom still says today she knew reading was not going to be my strong suit. Growing up in the house, I never took chances reading what was on television or really anything. I picked up a Michael Jackson magazine when I was I want to say five years old. It forever changed my view on reading. Ever since then, it has been the entertainment business that has grabbed my attention. It’s something about how celebrities today can be so normal but yet so famous at the same time that makes me want to enter the business. Reading the latest magazine on stands about the controversy in the industry fostered an interest in reading. The industry helped change my perspective on reading because I have wanted to say, “I made it”...