English 881/781: Narrative Inquiry — Chapter 4 – Teaching Literacy Narratives

Chapter 4 – Teaching Literacy Narratives Required Materials

Articles about Teaching Literacy Narratives


In Class Activities for Chapter 4 – Teaching Literacy Narratives

Dialogic Questions

  • 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

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  • To help us think about how each student’s individual story matters

Chapter 4 – Teaching Literacy Narratives Optional Materials

Pedagogical Resources