I have long had a love affair with the literacy narrative as my former students can attest. I assign them to remedial writers, composition students, and graduate students. I evangelize their benefits to the teachers I work with and I made them a topic for my professional learning community. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t blogged about them before.
Literacy narratives are powerful tools that can help students learn about themselves as literate people, as both consumers and producers of the written word in all its forms, and as such provides a key intervention tool for students struggling with literacy demons. However, as wonderful as those benefits are my favorite are the many ways that you can use literacy narratives to encourage student encounters with and explorations of language. I find the literacy narrative to be an useful scaffold for any number of student engagements and lessons. Literacy narratives rock my world because they help me transform students into writers and they can help you too.
Read the full “10 Ways Literacy Narratives Will Rock Your World (or at least your writing classroom)” post on my Metawriting blog at: http://metawriting.deannamascle.com/