July 27, 2009
This week, our story comes to us from Nanaimo, BC. The author, Connie Robinson, is enrolled in the literacy program at Literacy Central Vancouver Island (formerly Literacy Nanaimo). Connie goes for tutoring twice a week for two hours. She reads at home and she also works on lessons and puzzles. She has just finished reading "Black Beauty." She has finished the Voyager 1 series and has just started Voyager 2. She received a Certificate of Achievement for her hard work. She is very glad that Literacy Central Vancouver Island is there to help her learn.
This is my story. My name is Connie Robinson and I have been coming to Literacy Nanaimo for a few years of tutoring classes. I can now read at Level 4 Series 2 and I’m working with flash cards to help me with tough words. Phonics makes it hard for me to pronounce some words or spell them so I have to put hard words from my flash cards in my personal spelling book to keep. Soon I will be working on my writing skills. However, I still print sentences so that I can do this easily as I still print with all capitals. Sometimes my new tutor and I have read books from Level 1 to Level 4 so I am improving in my reading skills slowly.
I feel confident I will continue to have fun reading more nice stories and learning new things as my reading skills improve. Because it is a dog friendly place at Literacy Nanaimo my Tutor Debbie brings her new little puppy. Her name is Pearl. She is now three months old and she loves to play and visit with ever one at Literacy Nanaimo.
During the summer I got a new tutor. His name is Doug. We have been working on reading, writing and word forms. My mom came from Winnipeg. She helped me with my homework. We did other things. We had a lot of fun.
[This story was taken with permission from In Our Own Words, September 2008, published by Literacy Nanaimo.]