What is a Literacy Narrative?
As Wendy Bishop has posited, a literacy narrative is “‘the story of coming into language, of learning how to read and write, of learning what reading and writing mean in one’s life.’” For our purposes, a literacy narrative is a first-person story about learning to read and/or write–coming to reading and/or writing. So, it’s essential that your narrative tells a story about your life, about learning and acquiring literacy. As we discussed in class, such narratives often are organized or driven by larger/broader metaphoric conceptions of literacy. Such narratives also consider people, sponsors, places, context(s). Such narratives also focus on particular moments of importance and realizations. Lastly, and most importantly, literacy narratives, though personal reflections, are opportunities for an individual to reflect on how her/his literacy learning interacts with/is shaped by larger socio-political/socio-economic/technological/cultural contexts. — http://bullygoodwriters.wordpress.com/