Essay on My Literacy Skills : My First Memories Of Learning

1253 Words Oct 16th, 2016 6 Pages
My literacy skills began to develop; much like Deborah Brandt suggests in her article of “Sponsors of literacy” My first memories of learning to write are still quite vivid. I remember holding a big fat crayon in my hand as my mother showed me how to write my name. She would draw large line on the page and I would imitate her movements. We started with capital letters and moved on to lower case letters. My memories of learning to read are similar. I remember my mother reading me picture books with large print that somehow turned in to reading sentences. Most of my early memories of learning to read and write include sitting with my mother, older sister and brothers. I had never really thought about the influence your family has on your reading and writing style (i.e. your “literary sponsors”). In many case, I believe that parents and family are the biggest influences on literacy, including how you learn, grow and develop your reading and writing skills.
Literacy, the ability to read and write is the support and overall structure to learning all types of information. Literacy is something that is dynamic and complicated. It is something that cannot be restrained to simply reading directly from a book or perhaps writing words onto a piece of paper. Literacy is far more complex than that; it is something that can be found all around us in newspapers, books, the Internet, television, and conversation throughout our community resources. All in all literacy is something so active…

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