Part 1: Analyze the 3 most important changes in your reading strategies:
I used to (always / sometimes / never) _____________. Now I (always / sometimes / never) do that. (Explain why this is important.)
When I start to read, always I used to just read in class, especially I didn’t care about the reading during that time and the book that I was reading it was bored, I didn’t understand anything about the history, but now, if any time I can read, I will do it, especially if the book is so interesting, I wanna keep reading to see what happen in this history, and not fall into a hole of intrigue. Always I used to don’t make any prediction in the book, I have doing this until the previous book that I read, I did that because (the same reason like the previous sentence) I didn’t care about the history, I was like, in some part of the book they are going to reveal what happen, but now, I can take a little of my time to make a prediction, and when the moments happen, see if I was correct or close to my prediction, but there still sometimes that the book surprise me. I used to never search the words that I didn’t understand in the book, I just keep reading without looking the words, but now, I always search the words that I don’t understand, and there is sometimes that I can understand the word using the context of the sentence.
Part 2: What did you notice about yourself as a reader? Explain:
– Amount of reading.
At the beginning the year, I didn’t read a lot in my days, I read just the fifteen minutes of class, and then wait until the next day, because (the same reason that all of this reflection) I didn’t care about the history, and I don’t know if the fact of don’t understand words make a plus in that reason. Well, now is different, I really want to keep reading in my house, but it’s make difficult having the home works of my other school, taking all of my time to do something.
– Difficulty of books.
During my first book, it was so difficult to read, just for the fact that I didn’t understand all the words, and it started to make it bored not understand any word of the read, if it was like, if you don’t keep reading, you disappear, even I know that I can change the book, but I didn’t. Now it’s much easier to read books, but I still thinking that there is some books more harder than these ones that I reading.
– Genres, topics, themes.
I don’t have like favorites genres to read, but I like to read this books that his story is located between the medieval age and the modern age.
– How do you choose books?
At the moment of choosing a book, it’s simple, just read the summary in the back, that it’s, I don’t have like a specific genre to read.
– How have you changed as a reader this year?
Yes I do, especially because the previous years I never read books in class or in my house, like, I just read one day at three months, but now, how I say before, if I have time to read, I will do it. And I have more strategies to read, I can make predictions, read without put my focus in other thing.
– Goals for your reading in the future.
Well, I don’t have a specific goal, just it will keep reading books during the summer and all of this years, reading in English and Spanish.