I remember first time I began to learn to write and read was in Preschool, Kindergarten, and first grade in Albuquerque NM.
That all change when my family moved to Japan for about four years. I got exposure to learning some Japanese, at an international school. My primary focus was on English, we did take summer trips to Washington during the summer and did take home reading.
After I got back to the US starting fourth grade, I had to adjust myself to the pace of the class, my mom sent me to a summer reading program before the school year to help with my literacy, and I was able to get on track.
At age 13, my family moved to Charleston SC. I began to take interest in American Historical reading books, I focused on the Civil War. I continue to enjoy historical books after we came back to Washington state.
In 8th grade when I returned, my teacher had us go through vocabulary and writing tests throughout the year. We did a few service projects, we wrote about what our impact was on those we helped.
In High School, in English and Theology class, majority of my literacy came to typing out long essays for service and school projects, and skills on the presentation of large writing and typing projects to the teacher, or to the class.