Personal Narrative: My Personal Literacy Discourse

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There are a lot of different aspects that create a person, and make them unique. Some aspects include: personality traits, physical traits, and even literacy traits. The term literacy is defined as being able to read and write. Most people are required to know how to read and write, but not everyone learned the same way. Literacy is the not only being able to read and write, but learning how to write and how to say things in different ways when reading and speaking. As a child, I was amazed by reading books and I always wanted someone to read to me at least once a day. I always had access to books in my house and at my babysitter’s house when I was growing up. “Our house was filled with books” was a true statement for me when I was at my babysitter’s house (Alexie 129). The kids and I at daycare would take turns picking a book from the huge bookshelf and “read” to each other. When we were first …show more content…
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

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