LITERACY AUTOBIOGRAPHY 3
Thedevelopment of an individual’s literacy is primarily influenced byvaried experiences that occur in the course of his or her life. In mycase, one of my earliest recollections regarding literacy go way backto my childhood, when I was reading the book series “LittleCritter”by Mercer Meyer. As much as there is not much I can rememberregarding the contents of the reading sessions, I acknowledge thatthe daily adventures and the funny pictures in the book had animmense influence in the development of my literacy as this was thefundamental reason why they were captivating to me. This is also thecase for Arabic, which I became literate in as a result of theincreased reading of religious texts written in the language. As muchas my communication with other people may have been the beginning oflearning, my interest in English literacy was primarily triggered bythe impression that this book had on me. It goes without saying thatcombining entertaining an education through imaginative reading comesas a desirable starting point.
Asmuch as reading has been a fundamental part of my literacy journey,technological advancements have allowed me to learn immensely fromnumerous other media. Indeed, growing up, I have been watching plentyof television and movies such as “Savedby the Bell”, notto mention attending numerous classes on the same. However, I camefrom a family that was deep into the reading culture, in which case Iimmersed myself into reading throughout the middle school. Readingbooks such as “Grapes of Wrath” and “To Kill a Mockingbird”cemented my interest in the English language. As much as I was notreally into the notion of reading for pleasure, these books werepretty enjoyable to read. This was also enhanced by the readingassignments and the subsequent fanciful discussions especially in thecase of Arabic, which particularly seemed to be a problem to almostall students partaking it. I am always a consistent path of growthand development, a journey that books will always be a fundamentalpart of.