The Importance Of Literacy In My Life

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My sibling and I were fortunate to have a privileged upbringing that centers around literature. I have fond memories of literacy at a young age. I remember my parents reading bedtime stories to me like three blind mice, brown bear, the whole collect of nursery rhymes and Dr. Seuss books. I still have my childhood nursery rhymes book. My parents have always been an avid reader and still purchase a newspaper every day to this day. When my older brother (3) and I (2) went to a daycare called KinderCare, they would always start the day and end the day with reading a book to us. Ms.Vanessa was my brother and I favorite teacher. She would read Hattie and the Fox by MemFox, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff, and Nursery rhymes. During that time, Ms. Vanessa spoke to my parents about my speech/ language delay. My parents understood…show more content…
Freshman year, I was overwhelmed with a screenplay/author named Shakespeare who wrote: “parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it is morrow.” “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” “Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly”. As a special education student, that is agony to my brain. How was I supposed to translate that to make it make sense for me? During that year, my family was helpful especially my brother who was a Sophomore. I slowly but surely got the hang of Shakespeare vernacular. Once freshman year was over, I was so proud of myself for making a “B” in English one. In the upcoming years in high school, We read many novels. I discovered Homer- Odyssey, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and Animal Farm by George Orwell were incredible books with an underline lesson. My Sophomore and Junior year include an excessive amount of essay writing. Essay writing means that you are providing a reader with a road map of your thoughts from beginning to

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