Literacy Narrative

Intro to Literacy Narrative

After reading Allegra Goodman’s literacy narrative (p. 7), write a literacy narrative of your own, perhaps recalling how you learned to read or write. 

A Literacy Narrative tells a story about something you have learned. The focus of this paper is on the learning. How did you learn? How did your sponsor help you to learn? How does learning this literacy relate to learning other literacies? 

Remember that there are many kinds of literacy. The narrative you compose may be about your encounters with paintings, films, music, fashion, architecture, or video games. Or it may explore any intellectual passion you have. From Graphic Design, to Mathematics, to a Foreign Language. 

Requirements

  • 1,000+ words
  • Tells a story about a literacy or a sponsor of literacy
  • MLA Format
  • Works Cited
  • 1+ relevant Image(s)
  • Appropriate Structure
  • Rough Draft
  • Revised Draft
  • Final Draft posted on class blog

Here is a sample literacy narrative from a previous class that you can use as a model as well. The BFG and A Little Me.

Literacies

  • Read
  • Write
  • Drive a car
  • Cooking
  • Jobs
  • Walk
  • Poop
  • Talk
  • Eat
  • Tie Shoes
  • Etiquette
  • Adulting
  • Self Control
  • Dress
  • Play Instrument
  • Sports
  • Laws
  • Sibling
  • Language
  • University
  • Responsibility
  • Computers

 

Literacy Sponsors

  • Parents
  • Teachers/Professors
  • Coaches
  • Friends
  • Bosses
  • Managers
  • Siblings
  • Yourself
  • Peers
  • Books
  • The Web
  • Computers
  • Authors
  • Experts

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