Everyone has traveled a different road to get to where they are today. Some roads may have felt longer and more rough, but they were worth the ride. My road to literacy started out on what I would call a dirt road that had a steep incline. What I could not see at that time was that once I got to the top, I had a smooth ride ahead of me. If I would look back at how far I have travelled I would say it was worth it all the struggles along the way, but what is important is the sponsors I had that pushed me along the way. My road to literacy is hard to remember, but what I do remember is the dramatic changed when I was nine years old. I hit a pothole when I was in fourth grade, but not the pothole that you are thinking of. When I was growing up my parents always fought, but I never thought they would get to the point where they would divorce each other. …show more content…
A teacher who would push me the way I need to be. A teacher who would stay after and help a student who is struggling. A teacher who is someone students can look up to. Someone who has children of their own so they know how to handle someone, like me. Someone who has experience teaching this grade for a long time. Someone who I thought was wonderful and inspiring, was someone that did not care. A person who did not care to help a student that everyone could see was struggling. A person who let me slide through the system, barely doing any work, because it was easier for them. Some sponsors of our literacy are not positive even though we hope that they would be. In Sponsors of Literacy by Deborah Brant, we are reminded that not all sponsors act positively in our lives. However, these sponsors can affect us later in life in a positive way that we did not see at the time. Instead of helping me in my time of need, my teacher let me sit on the side of the road, waiting for someone else to stop, and try to help me back onto my long dirt
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Stephanie Strom, writer for the New York Times, announces that “Ms. Switzer was determined to make an opportunity, as she calls it, out of the philanthropy that rose from the ashes that blanketed the school.” Anna Switzer, the public school’s principal, created a program called Project Giveback that educates children that they are strong enough to help others now that they have been aided themselves. The students would send stuffed animals to hospitals, write letters to their helpers in other states, and help raise money for different organizations. This initially limited effort that came out of a principal and her students demonstrates America can prevail through one of its worst moments in history through the help of one another.
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.
My Literacy Narrative There I was, four years old, in a tiny square room with the walls decorated with colorful alphabet letters. Across the round-table sat Mrs. Esseily, my ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher. English was a struggle for me because neither of my parents could speak it, yet alone read or write in English.
Growing up I never focused my attention on reading and writing. I found alternate interests in playing video games and bonding with my family. My mother always forced my siblings and I to read three novels every summer, to increase our knowledge, and to expand our imaginations. It wasn’t till later in life where reading became native to me. Every event big or small, helped shape my literacy skills that I’ve achieved through my years of education.
On most essay topics there are specific requirements that must be followed which can then limit the student’s ability to expressively write and cause them to feel less confident since their writing is restricted. Literacy narratives, however, allows the student to write freely and express themselves more due to the fact there is incorrect answer because afterall it is the writer’s own personal experience. In my particular literacy narrative I spoke how disappointed I was to spell “hoax” as “hoaks” in my elementary school’s annual spelling bee even though I still placed fourth overall. Although that tiny detail is not greatly needed, I put that in my essay anyway because I felt like that was something important to share. When it comes to stricter
I 've learned that reading and writing can take me any where I want it to go. I can explore my mind to go anywhere by imagination, by reading and writing. However,My reading and writing experience since I was a kid until now I still having a difficulty. When I was 3 years old my mom started me to learn how to read and write. At first, I 'm having a difficulty to read and write but my mom tried her best to taught me.
Early in my life, I used books as an escape from the harsh reality in front of me. When I was around five years old, I was trapped in an abusive and sheltered household. When the yelling started, I used to hide under my bed and stay very quiet. I would read any book that I could find to keep my mind off what was happening around me. I made myself a safe space under my bed with a light and pillows.
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.
Nothing seemed to motivate me to be excited about literacy. However, I started being a part of a small group through my church. Reading bible verses and applying them to real life situations helped me understand what some things truly meant. The bible verse, "Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest," from the book of Matthew, chapter 11, verse 28, explains to go reach out to someone if you need help with anything. Moving on, I got into movies that were made from books and they seemed to help me picture the book better.
In fifteen years, meeting my old classmates again, not one of them will be surprised by me. I will tell them that I have accomplished the world. When asked to explain, they will be disappointed when I tell them stories that appear minuscule in the scheme of things. I will have touched lives. It is my altruism that will define who I become.
I don 't exactly remember the day learned to read, I guess learning to read came hand in hand with learning to write, slowly. I remember having to copy words off of a blackboard onto paper, then re-write those words over and over again until I not only memorized how to write them but also how to pronounce them. I remember every Friday was library day in elementary school and my friends and I would always fight to be first in line to get to the sports section because we never wanted to have to read anything "boring". I enjoy reading for pleasure but I dislike reading for information, most likely because I have a difficult time learning something just by reading it, I am more of a hands on learner.
At the age of four I learned to read, and from then I became an avid reader. I fell in love with Dick and Jane, Biscuit, and all books by Dr. Seuss. I begged my mom to take me to book stores every weekend. This passion for reading continued through the years of Junie B. Jones and Judy Moody, that was until I reached middle school. Middle school was the beginning of long textbooks and the curriculum that forced you to read and interpret books in their way.
Having these positive supporters and role models has pushed me to where I am today. The influences I have had from the many family members, friends, foster parents, caseworkers, and teachers have all helped me break one norm at a time. The first being attending college as a first generation Hispanic male raised by
One quality I look for in a teacher is positivity - being optimistic and supportive to their students. I learn best when a teacher presents the material in an exciting way. I also like teachers who point out mistakes in my work using constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement. Another quality I search for in a strong teacher is an ability to push a student’s limits. When my teacher encourages me to come out of my comfort zone , it helps me develop as a person and as a student.