A moment of recognition that I have had growing into literacy was when I first started college. In college, I realized that there is a large amount of reading that had to be done in a short amount of time unlike high school. There are also a great deal of book reports and essays that have to be done. Until I got into college, I have never completed a book report. I never realized that there was so much wo...
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...was born into a Mexican immigrant family and only spoke Spanish until age six. Rodriguez grew up in a Spanish- speaking, lower- class household with illiterate parents. He was less likely to go to college based on where he came from and did not have all the advantages that some children had. He read books constantly, but that habit was not supported by his parents. The differences between Rodriguez’s story and mine is that he grew up in a Spanish- speaking household where as in my household the only language you hear being spoken is English. Another difference is that I was fortunate enough growing up to have access to those advantages, where as he did not. Rodriguez had a close relationship with books. He would spend all day reading at school and at home. My relationship with reading and books is nowhere close to like Rodriguez’s, but has greatly changed overtime.
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