In the story of “That’s life”, you will hear about my reading and writing experiences with word searches, books, and the ASVAB. These events take place from elementary school to the present day and in the future plans. This is my life and what I did to improve my reading and writing issues.
In the fourth and fifth grade, I really enjoyed word searches. I did them because I had a hard time spelling. I did word searches because I thought that doing them would help me spell better. All my classmates could spell well, and I always had trouble spelling in my mind, doing the word searches would make me better with words.
I never liked to read books. When I needed to read for school assignments, I just didn’t do them. Reading for fun just wasn’t going to happen. The summer before eighth grade, I moved to La Plata, Maryland. I met a girl named Penina or “Nina”. Nina and I became friends on the first day of school in art class. One day I asked Nina what book she was reading and she said Twilight. She told me I should read it because it was a great book. I thought that since she was reading it, it might be good. The next day I checked it out of the library and began to read. The next thing I knew, I started getting in trouble for reading during class and not doing my chores at home. I got into the book so much that I forgot that I hated reading. I begged my mom to take me to Borders for several weeks to get me the next book in the Series New Moon. By summer; I read all four books in the series. I didn’t want to stop reading. I found other books with the same theme as Twilight, such as the House of Night series and the Vampire Academy series. When I finished those series of books, I chose to explore other topics. I later realized that anyone can enjoy reading as long as they can find a topic or interest that they like. I continue to read frequently, with all my thanks to Nina who just suggested to me to read Twilight. Since I was about...
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