My Opinion On My Literacy Skills Essay

751 Words Sep 10th, 2015 4 Pages
My literacy skills began to develop, like most peoples. It first started through the typical bedtime stories by my parents. Later on it was developed even more when I got to school and teachers began to shape and mold my style of reading and writing. In my opinion the reason I developed my literacy skills was because of need. Everyone, who wants to be successful, needs to know how to read and write. I became aware of this at a very early age. I learned that I had to write however my teachers wanted me to write and ultimately it did pay off because I passed my classes, did my papers, and graduated high school. So to succeed it was obvious that I had to read and write. Many events had an impact on how I learned though. As a young child my mother always told me stories to go to sleep. Sometimes it would be stories that were passed on from her childhood and other times she would grab a book such as peter pan, the three little pigs, Pinocchio and a plethora of other children’s books, to read aloud as I fell asleep. Now that I reflect upon it, there was always a moral to the story, whether it was honesty, loyalty, or responsibility. There was always a good value to take from the story, which in turn has taken effect in the person that I consider myself to be today. As I grew older the books got deeper, especially when I went to school. From the first day I ever went to school, to the last day of high school, and now into college there has not been one day that…

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