English 4 Personal Reading History

Today we are going to begin class with a TED talk by Lisa Bu. In her talk, Bu discusses the inestimable impact books have had and continue to have on her life. In other words, she remembers her reading history and its overall importance to her worldview.

As you are watching the video, which is approximately 6 minutes, I would like you to answer the following two questions in your notebook:

  1. What is Lisa Bu’s reading history, including what she has read, how she reads?
  2. Why is Bu’s reading history so important to her? How has it affected her life? 

After watching the video and giving you time to write answers, we will have a brief discussion of the clip and then I will ask you all to remember the most important moments in your reading history by filling out a timeline of your past experiences.

As a final activity, we will read an article from the New York Times which recalls Cathleen Schine’s experience as a reader once she arrived at graduate school at the University of Chicago and felt illiterate.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s