My Literacy Journey

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Name: Lemar Archer I.D #: 3121007 Course: Fundamentals of English Lecturer: Mrs. Ellis Date: September 17, 2012 “My Literacy Journey” “Literacy arouses hope, not only in society as a whole, but also in the individual who is striving for fulfillment, happiness and personal benefits”, (UNESCO, 2012). According to the same source, ‘United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’ (UNESCO) defines literacy is defined as the "ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts”. Throughout my literacy voyage in life. I have discovered and learned a significant amount of important and helpful facts. These facets of my literacy development were namely; through speaking, writing, listening, reading or even just observing, which have helped to develop my knowledge. I can recall my literacy journey starting mainly at the primary level and progressed through the secondary level, and now, I am poised to progress even further at the tertiary level. My literacy journey therefore can be compared to that of an ‘easy boat ride’; one that involved day by day processes, which took time, dedication and focus. While growing up I have always been an observant youngster who always examined and imitated outstanding persons and how they spoke. I believed that my speaking developed from my observations of these persons. Speaking is one of the important facets in the development of literacy. My parents and older siblings told me that, as a baby, I always tried to repeat everything that anyone said and this was how I developed my speaking as an infant. While in my younger years discovering and knowing myself, I realized that I had always attempted to imitate persons who spoke Standard English fluently. I believed that this was the ‘proper’ way of speaking, because not only

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