Narrative Essay About My Literacy Journey

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Literacy Journey
My literacy journey starts before I could read. When I was in preschool I have memories of my mom and two older brothers reading to me. I remember reading during that time were The Emperor's New Clothes specifically by my brothers, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and Where the Wild Things are by my mom that was one of her favorites as a child. My parents were not avid readers but encouraged relatives to give us books instead of toys. When I got to elementary school I loved reading some of my favorites from Kindergarten were Chrysanthemum, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and 101 Dalmatians. These were books read to me or books that I didn’t know how to read yet and just flipped through the pages. I enjoyed these stories though because
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In my reading class, we read The Mouse and The Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. I can remember my teacher introducing us to this book like it was yesterday. On the first page, Cleary uses the word rumpled. We had a whole discussion on this word and I could visualize how the boy looked based on this discussion. Now when I am doing a read aloud or working with a group I love discussing vocabulary and I always think back to that teacher. This was also the first chapter book I read and I recommend it to all children. Then in third grade, my teacher would read to us Junie B. Jones which I fell in love with and could not get enough. My last years of elementary school reading wise involved Dear America books, American Girl books, and Scary Ghost stories books. These were topics and books I chose myself and not for a class. I think it had to do with having more freedom in the library that I looked for books myself. Most of my literacy journey took place in middle school. I enjoyed almost every book I read for a class and enjoyed going to the library. My middle school had the best YA section I read so many books I cannot remember so I just chose ones that I remembered and

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