My Literacy Journey Essay

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Literacy Journey
Like most people, my literacy journey started at a very young age, but at the age of twelve I had to start all over again. I had never thought of my literacy journey until now, and I figured that I actually have two literacy journeys. I was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, but my family and I lived at Mexico City. At a very young age, when I was around three years old, my big brother was already attending pre-k and I remember accompanying my mom every school day to drop my brother off at school, and begging her to let me stay in school with him. One day, my mom and I took my brother to school, just like any other day, but as soon as she was distracted I went running inside the school, directly to the office, without her noticing
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Then the time to learn how to write came but it wasn’t as fun. I was asked to do an entire page repeating the same letter, but the worst part of all is that if my mom did not liked my handwriting she would erase what I had and made redo it, even if I finished the hole page, she would erase it anyway. For the reading part was not so different, my mom would always be there to correct me and encourage me to try harder to learn. I remember walking through the streets and my mom asking me what every sign said and if I read something wrong we would stop and she would tell me to read it again. Long story short, I continued my literacy journey at Mexico City all the way to sixth grade. I was doing pretty good at school, I had straight A’s but then my dad got a letter saying that we were given the opportunity to become U.S. …show more content…
My dad was already a U.S. resident, but after the rest of my family and I became one, my parents decided that it would be a good opportunity for my brothers and me to study English, as it would help us in the future. I was twelve years old and confused. I wanted to live in the United States just because I had never liked Mexico City, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to start not just my literacy journey all over again but also a new life. I started school in the United States in the seventh grade. Fortunately I knew the ABC in English already but I wasn’t able to make sentences or even complete words. For that reason I was assigned to an ESL class in which I put a lot of dedication in order to learn English because it was very frustrating for me not to be able to communicate with the majority of the people around me. After six months of going to school in the U.S. I was able to understand English. I figured that reading and writing in wasn’t so difficult, but speaking is the hardest part of all. Fortunately, I got out of Middle School with straight A’s but I was scared to go to the next level, as it was High

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