Brittaney Doyle's

Language Autobiography

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Early Life

On July 6, 1984 Bobby Doyle and Chanthania Roberson gave birth to a precious baby girl


at Texas Women's Hospital in Houston, Texas. Brittaney Doyle is the third child of a total


of seven; within her blended family. Brittaney's parents both are from Baytown,


Texas.

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My family background

Brittaney's Mother Chanthania Roberson attended Lee College where she obtained her


Associates degree in Accounting and her Father Bobby Doyle has an Associates degree in


mechanical engineering. Unfortunately things between her two parents didn't work out


and her Mother married Ell Roberson Jr., but her Father is unmarried presently. Within


her blended family she has a thirty-four year-old Brother named Ell Roberson III


(Houston, TX), a thirty-three year-old sister named Ersheika Doucet (Baytown, TX), a


twenty-seven year-old brother named Charles Godfrey (Charlotte, NC), a twenty-six year


old sister named Shante' Doyle (Los Angeles, CA), a twenty-five year-old sister named


Oceanell Godfrey (Baytown, TX), and a twenty-five year-old brother Quaid Landheart


(Baytown, TX). She lives with her Mom, Stepdad, and her one year old daughter Bailee


Dowdye. She lives in Baytown, Texas were she was raised her entire life and she still


resides today. Brittaney attended elementary, Jr. high, and high school in Baytown, TX.


She attended Ross S. Sterling and Robert E. Lee High School where she graduated within


the top twenty percent of her 2002 graduating class. She obtained her Associates Degree


in Education at Lee College in Baytown, TX and is currently working towards her


Bachelors degree in Education at the University of Houston Clear Lake.

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Family Influence

Brittaney shared the above photo of her Granny, Annetta Grevenberg because within


her family she made the biggest influence in her life pertaining to language. Growing up


Brittaney always loved to read, but when she would read she always wanted to


pronounce words correctly, comprehend what she would read, and know the definition


of new words in the text. So when she would go ask her Granny how to pronounce a


word or what the definition of a word was she would always tell Brittaney "go get the


dictionary". Brittaney feels as if that was a very good quality that her Granny instilled in


her at a young age. Still to this day Brittaney keeps the dictionary app installed on her


phone for this very reason. Her Mother also had a major influence in her life pertaining


to language. Brittaney can recall vividly being read a bedtime story and the nights she


and her Mother didn't read they would sing a song. Brittaney's Mother was firm on


Brittaney when it came to reading because she always wanted to improve her reading


skills. Brittaney was an early talker, a great speller, and an even better reader. These are


things her Mother seen in her at an early age and that is the reason why she was so firm


on Brittaney, she always wanted her to do better.

Language

Brittaney is a native English speaker. She can fluently understand, read, and write in


English. It is said that English is one of the hardest languages to learn, but Brittaney feels it


isn't of course because that is the only language she has acquired her entire life. Brittaney


studied Spanish for two years in high school and she says that because she didn't use it she


lost it. She still can understand and say very little in Spanish.

Places of Travel

Brittaney has traveled to Mexico, while she was there she was able to communicate


enough to know what time the shuttle left the hotel and what food was being served for


breakfast. She can remember going into the convenience store to buy a soda and the'


sign read 13 pesos, she immediately thought oh my I can't afford to live in Mexico. As


she was leaving out of the store she was asked did she need any help and she said "why


is a soda 13 dollars"? The store clerk chuckled and said "no no that's one us dollar" she


explained how she had to laugh at herself because she didn't realize how dumb she had


made herself look. She will be traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico soon so I'm sure she'll


have more stories to tell.

Positive Experince

Britaney's greatest memory about reading in school was Accelerated Reader. She enjoyed


AR so much because it gave her the opportunity to read which is something she likes to


do and be competitive at the same time. She also enjoyed AR because she had a choice


to read whatever she liked reading it wasn't a book picked by her teacher. She can


remember one semester she was so determine to beat the other grade level classes she


had so many books logged on her AR Reading log her teacher didn't believe it was true.


Brittaney feels like AR was a good reading program to encourage students to read and


she knows that AR is one of the reasons why her reading skills are so great.

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