I experienced my first interaction with literacy when I was in kindergarten. I was probably around six years young. This was when I was first introduced to books. I will never forget being so very excited to get to pick out my book to read for the week. Although they were picture books with very few words, there was alot of excitement to read those very few words. It was like when you come down the stairs the next morning after Santa Clause came. The feeling behind reading and writing was being proud of myself because I finally knew what literacy was. I have not always been the best reader but when I was younger; all the learning tools my teacher used helped me. When learning words or as they called vocabulary for the week, my teacher Ms. Williams (best elementary teac
her) would do ryhming words each week. For example, one week was “at” words… like cat, bat, rat, nat, and fat. Then there would befive more words but a little more challanging, like flat, chat, brat, boat. Finally she would give us a bonus word for the week that would be combat. So each week we would learn about Elven words that all sound and are spelled the same. This made literacy easier to understand at such an early age. But as the years go on literacy gets more difficult to understand as a whole. Because there is so many rules you have to follow while reading and writing through the english writing. Furthermore, I’ll never forget doing my first big essay. That was around 7th grade in middle school when I wrote my first five paragraph essay and i actually think it was a narritave as well. But when I heard five paragraphs I was nervous and confused hopw i would write that much but once the teacher broke down how to write the essay correctly it was not as bad as I thoughtit would be. Overall, literacy can seem like a lot at first but its like a puzzle and you just have to take one step at a time at your own pace to fully get the understanding.