Blog #2

Looking at the literacy narratives the main pattern that I found that most people over come something. With them over coming there obstacle it made was a change that made who they are. I know for me I over came a reading disability that set me back with all my school work. But at the same time it pushed me to me who I am and never give up on anything in life. I think the most surprising thing for me was that no matter what the stories were about they always come back to a bigger meaning. And how that changed the person for the better and that they always learned something from it.

The only thing that I can find that truly connects the literacy narratives to mine was the fact that everyone learned something from there experience. And that made them who they are. And how they their experience changed them for best. And how thankful they are for what happened. Those really connect with mine because I kept over coming disability over disability. First it started off with not know to read till I got to third grade and then my stomach problems that truly took a lot out of me and then finally getting told that I have dyslexia. Which I knew that I had all my life.

But starting with third grade like everyone else I also had that teacher that changed my life when she noticed I could not read and finally started to get the help I need. I’ll never forget how helpful she was and how willing she was to get me the help I need to succeed. Then came the stomach problems  I had a doctor who no matter what he was doing he would also call and check on me and make sure I got the help the need. But with the stomach problems I had to over come depression and bullying. Which as horrible as it was I made me me and I love who I am now.

Blog on words

The host of the show right off at the start of the shows their curiosity just by the questions. What do words do for us? They were so curious from the story about the man that did not know sound and did not know words. They kept asking the teacher how did she manage to work with the student. And they were so curious to hear about how important words are for everyone. Something that is interesting to me is that sense he did not know words so for this student he did not know that everything had a name so he would just copy whatever anyone was saying. So when he found out that everything had a name his mind was blown. With the host of the show they keep showing their curiosity about words by going to other experimenters that are using the colors of a wall that as a way of direction. So they did an experiment by using a box with all white walls and if you do it with one wall being colored and seeing if they can figure out where something is in the room and tell them where that object is. But they thing that is interesting is that most people can not do it until they are around the age of six. Because that is when they are able to figure things out like an adult. The thing that is interesting to the approach to this question that they did not just ask a question what do words do to you. But instead they did experiments to see how important words are to the normal person by having them do normal tasks and see if they are able to do them. And that interest me because they found out that without contact clues words become use less to everyone and words are just words that have no meaning.