Sep 192013
 

Here’s some information about literacy narratives database I mentioned during our recent program meeting:

The Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives (DALN) is a publicly available archive of personal literacy narratives in a variety of formats (text, video, audio) that together provide a historical record of the literacy practices and values of contributors, as those practices and values change.

The DALN invites people of all ages, races, communities, backgrounds, and interests to contribute stories about how — and in what circumstances — they read, write, and compose meaning, and how they learned to do so (or helped others learn). We welcome personal narratives about reading and composing all kinds of texts, both formal and informal: diaries, blogs, poetry, music and musical lyrics, fan zines, school papers, videos, sermons, gaming profiles, speeches, chatroom exchanges, text messages, letters, stories, photographs, etc. We also invite contributors to supplement their narratives with samples of their own writing (papers, letters, zines, speeches, etc.) and compositions (music, photographs, videos, sound recordings, etc.).

Also, the book Tamera shared an excerpt from in that meeting was Peter Elbow’s Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring To Writing.

Aug 012012
 

It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town, which offers side-by-side comparisons of news coverage in the Globe and the Herald, seems like it could be useful to both WR101 and WR121 in a number of ways: talking about Boston, about bias, about writing to an audience, about the importance of consulting multiple sources, etc. If you do use it, please let the rest of us know how you did so in the comments.

May 032012
 

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.@ Common Core Standards

This is the website mentioned by Amy in our FYWP program meeting.

Apr 272012
 

The Working Papers Series on Negotiating Differences in Language and Literacy: Practices and Pedagogies is intended to make available pre-publication versions of academic articles, book chapters, or reviews relevant to the Series topic. Papers posted on this site are in progress, under submission, or in press and forthcoming elsewhere and span a wide range of fields, including but not limited to rhetoric and composition, literacy studies, language learning, applied linguistics, and education.

View and download working papers

@ University of Louisville

Mar 042012
 

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