Literacy Sponsorship: My Experience In Reading And Writing

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The idea of Literacy Sponsorship described by Brandt shows that we become literate from everyday activities from the people we meet, the places we go to everyday and the resources we have at our disposal. In my experience in reading and writing, there has been numerous Literacy Sponsors in their own form. While growing up, my parents acted as my first literacy sponsors and helped me through reading and writing then throughout school. In my Sophomore year of High School, my teacher introduced a new practice of reading by having us read the book, then showing us a scene from a video to witness both the words of the book and the visuals from the video. Moving through the years, every week my teacher would let us freewrite about anything, when …show more content…
In this class, we usually learn about JROTC subjects, but after learning about them, we would have to write a set length for our essay about what we had just learned. From this, I experienced more writing outside of English class and further helped improve my writing skills. Other than People and Institutions, a resource in the form of technology help form my experience in literacy from home. At Skyline High School, they have the Computer Academy, which helps students learn with a new and up to date resource that students before have not acquired. From this, we can have information on anything in an instant and with our devices that we use everyday it’s just another form of resource. My experience from these Sponsors is that every day they help us become more literate from resources of books, technology in our pockets, the people around us and the places we visit, therefore helping me to become more …show more content…
Going into High School, my experience with the Sponsors their have shown me a new way of just reading a book. Now when I read a book, I try to find a movie or a graphic version of it to help put words into pictures. With writing, I grew up not wanting write, but my Sponsors showed me how writing can help me remember what I just read by writing words I do not know and their definition or writing lines to force what I’m writing to be remembered. With this new knowledge of literacy it has helped me become a better person and student because the skills that have been taught to me by the numerous sponsors through my years of growing made me better understand a subject by writing it out rather than hearing it in a lecture form or practices shown to me that I now use to help me. Within Skyline High School, I had many Sponsors helped me out in their own subjects but when it came to subjects like College, Personal Statements or linking with life after High School, I had little help from the Institution which led to me to do my own research to prepare what is to come for my

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