Chapter 4 – Teaching Literacy Narratives Required Materials
Articles about Teaching Literacy Narratives
- 10 Ways Literacy Narratives Will Rock Your World (Or At Least Your Writing Classroom) by DMascle
- Derosa, Susan. (2008). Literacy narratives as genres of possibility: Student’s voices, reflective writing, and rhetorical awareness. ReserachGate
- Fujieda, Yutaka, and Iida, Atsushi. (2014). Literacy Autobiography in EFL Contexts: Investigating Japanese Student Language Learning Experiences. KOTESOL Proceedings.
In Class Activities for Chapter 4 – Teaching Literacy Narratives
- In what ways have you found education to disenfranchise stories?
- What has been the cost of this anti-narrative view?
- How can we make better use of narrative learning in our teaching?
- What role should the word “I” play in our research and in our teaching of writing?
Some Narrative Teaching Principles
- Celebrate I
- Celebrate difference
- Learn from our experiences
- Help students to reflect on why they believe what they believe
- Carefully help students to gain some distance on trauma they are carrying
- To help us think about how each student’s individual story matters
Chapter 4 – Teaching Literacy Narratives Optional Materials