Personal Literacy Narrative Reading and writing is a tool everybody needs in their lifetime the basic reading and writing skills are used on a daily base no matter what field you plan to study. Reading and writing are taught at a young age. I personally was taught by preschool I noticed on how I grew with my writing and how I became a better reader and writer throughout my life I personal love reading and writing it’s a way for everyone to express themselves through their choice of words. Everybody learns how to read and write differently some students tend to be stronger than others, personally speaking I feel I tend to be higher in reading then writing. I learned how to read and write at my elementary school named Saint La Salle.
My literacy journey of learning English began when I was in grade 2. I moved from South Korea to Canada knowing just basic Letter sounds. At my first elementary school in Vancouver, I was placed in the ESL program where they tested my English level and helped me improve my literacy skills according to my English proficiency. At the age of 7, I was in preschool level English and my ESL teacher highly recommended me to get a tutor. When my parents saw how much I was struggling at school, my parents decided to take me to the English after school program.
I spent a large amount of my day delivering to hospitals and medical offices. Interacting with nurses during deliveries sparked an old desire I had to go to nursing school. Every day on my drive home a passed school and won day noticed the sign stating that they now offered an LPN program in the evening. Evening courses were appealing because I was raising three teenagers and their father would be home at night so I could be at school and not
As a child I never really enjoyed writing but reading was very enjoyable. Despite my current writing skills, I never really enjoyed the task. I’ve always loved to copy others penmanship and draw, but when it came to organizing my thoughts about a given topic I struggled to completely express myself. At a very young age I began to read while in daycare. I then began to annoy my family because while scrolling through the television guide I could identify my favorite shows and they could no longer tell me the show wasn’t on.
My first day of Kindergarten was very hard. It was a huge shock for me. Up until I started school, I attended Little Busy Child Development Center. My grandmother owned the daycare, so i was always surrounded by family. On my first day of kindergarten my mom took me to school.
However, I did learn through my years of schooling that being able to read is key to success in any field of employment. I had a personal drive to be able to understand what I am reading, no matter what it may be such as an article in a magazine, a memo from supervisors or policy and procedures of a company. In my spare time, I would read as much as I could to learn new words. Since I come across words every day that are spoken to me that is not understood, I would research the words to better understand what was being discussed. Still to this day, it has become a habit of mine to read any random piece of writing to ensure my understanding continues to grow.
For my literacy interview I interview a young lady by the name of Jeanette Zamarripa. I did Ms. Jeanette because I have gotten to know her over the years. I met Ms. Jeanette at Lone Star in Tomball a while back, we had a math class together, but we never really talk to each other, until last year we have several classes together, and we did remember each other from the math class we took a while back. I think everything happens for a reason, and that the Lord put people in your path for a reason as well. We were both attending UHD.
Each one of our children has different interest, so we usually find ourselves reading two different books a night. Although we only have our daughter part time, when we do have her we try to encourage her to read to us rather than us read to her considering she is old enough to read on her own. Our two-year-old is always picking up books about tractors or cars, he loves to hear us read to him. I hope to pass my love of reading to each of my children and continue to find books myself to read and
The classroom that I will be observing is a Preschool classroom at KinderCare Learning Center in Bartlett, Illinois. The teacher I will be observing over the next period of time is Laura Sturgulewski. She has worked at KinderCare for 8 years, mostly in the 2 year-old room until fall of 2013, when she took the lead teaching position of the Preschool classroom. Her classroom mainly has 3 year-olds, but on occasion has a mix of 4 year-olds and transitioning 2 year-olds. The number of students in her class depends on the day, because they are a child care center some students have a part time schedule, unlike an elementary school where children attend every day.
She was a bit on the older side, so she was retired, and spent most of her days alone upstairs in her living room. At the time, I was too young to be enrolled in pre-school, so while my mom was working and my sister was at elementary school, my mother would drop me off there. During the long days that we spent together, one of the literacy events that I can recall is when we would play "school.” She would be the teacher and I would be the student. Together, we would set up a
Professor, Zmoda, I never really had a favorite children’s going as a kids, but I have read many interesting books. I own half of the Dr. Seuss collection. I remember reading books by Stan and Jane Berenstain and Bill Martin. I have read this about to share so many times to my son and his friends at daycare. Today, I would have brought in the book,called Tiptoe Into Kindergarten written and illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers.
Books have shaped who I am today. Writing has provided me with a creative outlet. My literacy and writing history go way back. By the end of this essay, I hope you’ll have a better understanding of my literacy history. My earliest reading memory was in Kindergarten.
August 15, 2014: I got a call from a mother who had seen my babysitting ad at the local market. She urgently needed someone to start watching her twin, three-year-old boys four times a week. My initial thought was, "Can I take care of two toddlers by myself?" The only reason I wanted a job was to help my mom pay the bills. Eventually, I learned that I love spending time with them.
Throughout my English writing journey I was able to learn many different techniques different teachers or professors in an essay. Since middle school, I remember my English teacher teaching me how to write an essay and the rule towards it. She would always never use “In this essay, I will be talking about” well every teacher I had kept reminding me not to do that. Over the years new methods of a standard essay will be taught. The standard essay would be MLA, Times New Roman, 12 pt, double spaced, 5 paragraphs, an introduction and conclusion.