Assignment: Literacy Narrative

For this activity, you will create a Literacy Narrative, publish your work on your WordPress blog site, then copy and paste the URL of your WordPress post into the submission window.  If you have not signed up for your WordPress account, visit Submit WordPress URL for directions.

Directions

1. Develop a 500–700 word Literacy Narrative in a Google Doc.

literacy narrative is the story of how you learned something significant about yourself as a reader and writer.

Think about the following:

  • What is your current attitude toward reading/writing?
  • What are your beliefs about yourself as a reader/writer?
  • What happened in the past to make you have that attitude or those beliefs?
  • What experiences were most significant?


To help you create your Literacy Narrative:

Review Alexie’s “Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” (be sure to read the second web page to finish the essay).

And consider the following:

  • your family’s attitude toward reading/writing;
  • your own reading/writing experiences in and out of school;
  • what you remember about learning to read/write;
  • what successes or failures you have had connected to reading/writing;
  • a particular book that had an impact on you;
  • your reading/writing strengths; and
  • your reading/writing weaknesses.


2. Copy and paste the final version of your Literacy Narrative to a new WordPress blog post.

3. Submit the URL of your blog post to your instructor.

Grading

Points: 50

Submitting: a website URL

Literacy Narrative KEEP
Criteria Ratings Points
 Ideas: focused, original perspective on the topic Proficient

10 pts
Developing

9 pts
No marks

0 pts
10 pts
Organization: structure enhances ideas and aids in understanding Proficient

10 pts
Developing

8 pts
No marks

0 pts
10 pts
Voice: appropriate, engages the reader, and compelling Proficient

5 pts
Developing

4 pts
No marks

0 pts
5 pts
Word Choice: creates vivid pictures, powerful, energizing Proficient

5 pts
Developing

4 pts
No marks

0 pts
5 pts
Sentence Fluency: words and phrases flow together when read aloud Proficient

5 pts
Developing

4 pts
No marks

0 pts
5 pts
Conventions: standard writing conventions used, few errors Proficient

5 pts
Developing

4 pts
No marks

0 pts
5 pts
Presentation: finished piece is easy to read, polished Proficient

5 pts
Developing

3 pts
No marks

0 pts
5 pts
500–700 Word Count Proficient

5 pts
Developing

3 pts
No marks

0 pts
5 pts
Explain current attitudes about reading and writing. Exceeds expectations

0 pts
Meets expectations

0 pts
Does not meet expectations

0 pts
0 pts
TOTAL POINTS   50 pts
 

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