All entries for Wednesday 05 October 2011
October 05, 2011
The majority of my reading occured at school however if I was interested and enjoyed a book I was more likely to take it home or read the book at home in my own time either to my parents or at night to myself. Classroom books which were studied in lessons were also set as homework reading in which we had a homework book which our parents had to monitor and sign to show we had done the required work.
It is difficult to remember exactly what my early reading books were and my thoughts on these books. I remember being a keen sportsman, which has followed on through my life, which influenced my reading. I look back and my favourite books seemed to be associated with sporting themes in particular football books directed at one individuals experiences in a team. I believe the focus of my reading was due to my passion for the game even at an early age. I feel being able to relate what you read to what you activley do and enjoy makes the reading more enjoyable and also aids learning. i.e. If you enjoy a book or topic you are more likely to remember and learn from the book. Also if you can relate to the characters within the book, such as the footballer, you are more likely to gain familierality with these characters. Again this will help improve understanding within the book and will help with Literacy.