Literacy Narrative Reflection

The following literacy narrative explores key events and progressions in my early life that shaped my current reading and writing ability. Describing how I iniitally learned to read and write was more challenging than expected, and not because it was difficult to recall events that took place so many years ago, but because it is hard to articulate learning a skill that is now so natural to me. It’s like describing how I learned to ride a bike. Which, after some thought, essentailly boiled down to a trial-and-error process of falling down and getting back up.

In writing this piece I was able to visualize my reading and writing progression chronologically, and quickly discern several patterns. For instance, it seems that I always preferred the practice of writing to reading, predominately due to the freedom of creating my own arguments as oppose to absorbing those of others. I think the most unique attribute of my literacy narrative is my early eagerness to read and frustration with writing, which ironically turned to an aversion toward reading and a fascination with writing. Again, I believe this pertains to my preference for creating my own unique and personalized narratives, and a desire to avoid adhering to stringent guidelines.


One thought on “Literacy Narrative Reflection

  1. 1. What do you take away as the controlling idea of the essay?
    The essay is mainly composed of first person narrative that gives a description of events. The main idea is the growth of the writer’s writing skills, as well as an up and down relationship with reading.
    2. What’s the most interesting point the student makes?
    I really like the details about learning to read. It seems to fit the “academic-casual” vibe rather well. It lends a closer, more intimate view into the writer’s world, as well as giving interesting insight into their relationship with writing.
    3. What’s one thing that you really wish you had heard more about or a question you had as you read that wasn’t answered?
    The end sentence seems to be leading somewhere, with more to offer, but it ends suddenly. I would like to hear the continuation of that idea. It would also be nice to see how this past relationship with writing/reading has extended and affected your current writing/reading habits.
    4. What is one thing about your peer’s essay which is similar to the one you wrote? How so?
    It is interesting because it seems as though we have a directly inverse relationship with reading/writing relative to each other. Peter likes writing, but doesn’t particular love reading while still recognizing the aspects of reading that are beneficial. For me, it is the exact opposite.


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