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Title: Literacy%20Narratives

Literacy Narratives
  • fun with reading and
  • writing

Literacy competence, knowledge and skills to
be able to gather and construct meaning using
written language the ability to manipulate any
set of codes and conventions
Narrative an account of a series of events,
facts, etc., given in order and with the
establishing of connections between them. A
story. (OED) A good narrative often joins
memory and analysis.
Some Famous Personal Narratives
  • Ben Franklin Autobiography 1789
  • Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of
    Frederick Douglass 1854
  • John Neihardt Black Elk Speaks Being the Life
    of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux 1932
  • Tucker Max Belligerence and Debauchery The
    Tucker Max Stories 2003
  • Andre Agassi Open 2009
  • Others?

What makes an engrossing narrative?
Literacy Narrative
An autobiographical narrative of a specific event
or series of events that demonstrates your
understanding of literacy (broadly defined). A
piece of narration that describes a meaningful,
personal interaction with language. The story of
your development as a reader, writer, or member
of a community. An account of your development
as the literate person you are now.
Literacy and language
  • Literacy involves mastering (or even becoming
    familiar with) a specific set of language codes
    and becoming comfortable using those codes or
    conventions to interact productively with others.
    Literacy is most often understood in the context
    of reading and writing, although it can encompass
    other modes of expression and interaction.

Other types of literacy
  • What linguistic development has been important in
    your life?
  • What do you remember about learning to read and
  • What story tells an audience about your
    development as a reader, writer, or member of a
    certain community?
  • What type of literacy is most important in your
    life and why?
  • What claim will you make about your literacy
  • What cultural or personal specifics organize your
    relationship with language?
  • What about your literary development do you want
    to explore or challenge?