My First Experience With Language

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My first experience with language, like most people, started when I was first born. Although I do not remember almost anything from that time, being surrounded by the English language, whether it was hearing it spoke or seeing it written, greatly improved my ability to catch on to the language. Throughout my preschool years I was with about five other people every day and we would work on the letters of the alphabet and different words often. This set the foundation before I started elementary school. I remember disliking kindergarten because all the teachers wanted to do the same thing every day. We would repeated write and rewrite letters every single day in order to practice. Once everyone in the class knew how to write each letter little me thought that we would stop doing the same thing every day but then we began working on writing and reading words by using the sounds repeatedly. Looking back I now know that the teacher did this so that we would learn how to read and write efficiently because of how important it is. I did not like elementary school at all because even though I got to hang out with my friends all day, I really disliked how repetitive it was. Learning literacy throughout the rest of my schooling career has improved greatly since then because there is more freedom and a lack of repetitiveness. While I was still learning to read and write English every day, the elementary school I attended added a weekly Spanish class where they taught us the basics of Spanish and then gradually got harder. Being a young child I did not understand why we had to learn another language when we barely knew English. I did not excel in Spanish class and would not look forward to that part of the week. Once I graduated from eleme... ... middle of paper ... ...iscovery greatly improved my literacy journey. I now knew why it was so much more difficult for me to read, write, and learn compared to other people, although it was still frustrating it made it easier knowing there was a reason. I was then put in a separate class along with my normal class that I attended every day, where they focused on tips for making learning easier for me and extra practice. Once I knew I was dyslexic I started to realize when I would switch number and letters. I continued taking an extra class until seventh grade and I believe that they helped me tremendously. Now that I am older and have worked on improving, every once in a while I will switch numbers and I almost never switch letter. Switching numbers has been difficult with my job working with money and with school in math classes however, I continue to work at it and improve with practice.
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