Elementary school is where my academics learning begins. It started from the day I enrolled in English Language Development Program. My memories are a blurred, but I remembered the day I started Kindergarten with not much knowledge of the language English. I knew for a fact that I was the weakling of my entire class because most of them knew English and no one knew my language, so it became hard. Life in school
The most obvious is my difficulty with subtraction and being able to identify and know the definitions for nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. Meaning I have difficulty with the definitions of basic sentence parts. I learned to adapt as my elementary and middle school education progressed without the skills the other students possessed. Not having a firm grasp on basic English composition, has resulted in a lifetime of difficulty. In my sophomore year of high school, my English teacher was Mrs. Chiesa.
My family, school, and cultural groups had affected my life because I went from being an insecure Hmong student to a second language learner who is striving hard to meet her future goal as an English teacher. Through many years of struggles in school, I have learned how to strive hard as a second language learner. Being a second language learner in English was the most difficult experiences I have had as a child because it lowers my confidence and learning skills. My literacy experiences were negative and dull because I feel like I have not learned anything important as I was growing up due to the vague memories of my horrified childhood experiences. Never in my life have I experienced the feeling of having my mother read to me.
I guess you could say no one in my family is really outstanding academically. Being bad at reading and writing, (but mostly reading) made me think that I was never going to be successful in my future life. Five years later flew by; in the 7th grade I got taken out of my English class everyday because of my IEP, and my helper teacher helped me with whatever I needed. She read and explaine... ... middle of paper ... ...to him one on one and all he had to say to me was good things. He said, “Evie, you have made a huge progress this year.
I always knew school was hard for me, school was to me as land is to fish. It was even harder since I didn’t learn how to read until I was in the second grade. I did eventually learn to read, but by the time I did, my peers had left me in the dust. Originating from Mexican immigrants that were limited by their lack of English and little education, I had to learn everything myself when it came to school. I got extra help from my teachers and other faculty members during my younger years and learned how to do well in subjects like math and reading.
Struggling with Early Literacy Early literacy has been one of the obstacles my family has gone through and growing up as the oldest of five children there were many things to fix around the house before practicing on reading and writing skills. Both of my parents had the same struggle with literacy because they had to learn English before one them can teach us reading or writing. Early literacy for me was challenging. I started to learn reading and writing at age six. I still remember students from school would make fun by not knowing how to read, but they never knew I was struggling with both English and Spanish reading and writing.
Most people even struggle to find what to wear and eat. Even at home we did not had many choices on what to eat. What made me strong to learn was my parents. They never made me, or my siblings felt like we live in poverty area. My family did not take granted on the fact that we live in poverty community.
In the last year in school, I seldom spoke English in class and lessons were tedious for me. Most of my memories in classes are made up of being suffering from the memorization and recitation. However, at that time, I believed that it was a usual and general English class and did not be suspicious of whether it was meaningful or not. Hence, I was studying English to be successful in the exams in school and entrance examination for university. I had never been curious to communicate with my classmates in
At that time I consummated my one semester of 9 the grade. My parents thought of dropping me out school, so I can just focus on English. Since then my main focus was to learn English. I think that was the hardest thing I have done in my life. Day by day I was learning incipient thing, but I wasn’t quit understanding the language.
My mom or dad would buy me my clothes and pick them out so that is what I would wear. I had no one to tell me how school was like at the time because my brother was seven years past where I was beginning. Having a huge difference in age with my brother made me very shy as well. It was hard for me to talk to others because I didn’t know how to or what to talk about. When I arrived at my first day of school I waited for people to start to talk to me and didn’t make many friends that way.