Everyone has their own Discourse, meaning they have their own “identity kit” (Gee para. 6). My primary Discourse would my family and who I am as a person. I am the person I am, because of the environment that surrounded me. My secondary Discourse would be the different schools I attended growing up that shaped my literacy identity. “Discourses taught me how to say, do, value, and believe in myself” (Gee para. 24).
Reading and writing are very important literacy traits that I will use forever during my life. Right now in my life I do not find reading and writing as interesting to me. I do not consider them interests/hobbies to me, because I do not read or write in my free time nor do I find them fun and relaxing. I think my stance on reading and writing comes from my surroundings. I do not have anybody in my family or group of friends that reads or writes during their free time. So, I think my lack of interest in reading and writing is, because I am not around it as much as I was growing