reading, writing, blogging and reading some more...


Welcome EPSE 859, blogging friends and everyone who loves to read and write!
I am doing a journal article presentation on the topic of reading and blogging this Wednesday for my EPSE class and I'd love your thoughts on the following quote.
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9 comments :

Tyler said...

I think you do bring your experiences to your reading; the possibility for differing interpretations of great writing is part of what makes it great. Of equal importance, I think, is the effect that reading can have on you. Reading is one of the experiences that helps us shape and change our opinions about ourselves and the world.

sassy studio said...

Thanks for being #1 Tyler- a gold star for you! (will a tootsie pop from last class be Ok?!)

Heidi said...

That quote sums up so well what I have thought and believed for years! I just have never put it into words! Love your blog my girl!!

Saucy said...

When children learn to read, they learn to visualize. As a visual arts teacher, I see the value in reading in the art classroom. Asking children to express what they have read in colours and shapes enriches even the most elementary reading experience!


More of your brain is involved when reading than it is when you watch television - because you are supplying just about everything, you're a creator.

Margaret Atwood

Anonymous said...

Hi Sassy while you are reading that article I am reading one on inquiry hope I spelled that right but it made me think maybe the two go together. While I am reading I am often thinking how does this relate or affect my life and the world around me. Hopefully we will each have something intelligent to say. Good-luck still wish you were at school with me!! K

chantelle c said...

it makes me think of life experiences and schema (I am a comprehension toolkit nerd). I think a story or novel can be a different reading experience for each individual based on their past experiences. Maybe I am reading a story of someone with Alzheimers and I have been personally affected by someone with this disease in my life, it may bring a rush of emotions to me in the middle of my reading experience. This personal reading experience may be quite different for me than someone else reading the story

Juli said...

Have you ever reread a novel that you loved in your youth and wondered if it had rewritten itself because you were sure something was different? Obviously the words on the page don't change, but the filter through which they are read does. As we gain new experiences, explore our morality, and shape our character, we change what matters on the page. I think of reading Ender's Game (a novel that everyone should read as an adult). As a child I focused on the heroic nature of Ender, but as an adult he became much more human and his flaws flew off the page. My new understanding of this character changed the entirety of the reading experience. As teachers we can never forget that the reading experience is different for everyone, thus the misguided notion of the "right answer" must give way to this realization. Great quote!

Niki said...

I think that is true not just for reading, but every aspect of your life. Anything i read, see or hear is colored by my own experiences. That is why some things resonate with different people. When i read "Tale of Despereaux" last year it spoke deeply to me as a 37 year old woman even though it is written for children because i had just been struggling with forgiving someone who had betrayed me and that is one of the themes of the book.
We are all attracted to the things that remind us of our own lives because they are familiar and some people are attracted to things that are completely foreign because of the sensation of feeling something for the first time.

Dionne said...

This quote is so true. So many times I will read a book and picture a character or scene to look a certain way, and then when it's made into a movie, it's completely different. The people who made the movie read the exact same book as I did, but we each brought to it our own imaginations and expectations, which completely transformed the book and made it our own.

PS. you asked no my blog if I wrote for a living - nope. I am a freelance graphic designer. But writing full time would be lots of fun!