"The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and me" was written by Sherman Alexie. "The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and me" explains Alexie's life as an Indian boy and how reading and writing shaped his life into what it is today. This short essay talks about how he first learned how to read as a young Indian boy, and as an adult teaching creative writing to the Indian kids.
In the first paragraph, Alexie explained, that he first learned to read with a Superman comics.Before Alexie could read the comics, he taught himself about paragraphs and how paragraphs relate to the world. Alexie thought of everything as a paragraph, such as the reservation he lived in to the United States.
Alexie, taught himself how to read the text by looking at the pictures and pretending to say aloud what he think the story means. Unlike many of the other Indian children, Alexie loved reading, He read everything he possibly could, even if they weren't books. Alexie learned to read quickly, while many of his classmates struggled to read basic words and vocabulary. Alexie refused to fail in school, and believed that this should be the attitude for all children to feel this way. The kids were expected to fail, but Alexie was one of the few to not live up to those expectations. Alexie read everything everywhere he went. This is probably one of the reasons why he never failed in school, because he loved to learn, he wanted to be smart
I believe Alexie's reading methods are a great way to look at easy ways to teach young children how to read. First he learns the essay structure by comparing everything to paragraphs. I really believe that children will learn a lot better about essays if they learned the structure of a paper before reading or writing one. Then they wouldn't be so confused on what a paper should always look like. Then by understanding the text , he would look at the picture and guess what the person was saying or doing. I... [continues]
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