Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Jamie Oberg Reading Importance
When reading text I always focus on random things. I am not a big reader so when I do read things for a school I always automatically focus on bold faced vocab words and definitions. This gives me a general idea of what the section is talking about and helps me make sure to understand terms that I may or may not previously understand. I also focus on the first couple sentences of each paragraph. This way, if I see the text again I generally remember the gist of the material. If I am reading for pleasure I make sure to focus on the main idea of each chapter. After taking a break from reading and picking up the book again, I always do a mental recap of what previously occurred. I definitely have an internal conversation with myself while reading about what the characters are doing, their names, what I think they might look like, and an imagination of the setting. I choose to think that the beginning, middle, and end of a book are the most important areas because focusing on these areas will lead to a complete understanding of the reading. I also think being very aware of different characteristics and patterns of the characters is very important to follow along with everyone in the story. Losing track of a character's actions may cause confusion if they disappear for a time in the story and reappear at a later time.