Quick Write

What is the best paper you have written? Why was it good? What did you do well?

Literacy Narrative Examples

Rediscovering Reading

  • http://daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/2944
  • Talks about his trajectory as a reader—from early reading experience and success in reading contests; to adolescence when he was more focused on his social life and no longer enjoyed reading for school; to his experience in the Marine Corps, serving in Iraq, and returning to his love of reading and uses for reading in a variety of contexts (for fun, for work, etc). He also reflects on the experience that service members have with reading (e.g., he challenges the stereotype that Marines are dumb “jarheads” and don’t read much).
  • What was the take away from his narrative? What point did he want to make?

Read Your Bible or go to Hell


Summarize what you think the main point was of the second literacy narrative.


Respond to the point you summarized. What do you think about it? Do you agree with the point? Do you disagree with the point? Why? Does it remind you of something from your life? Does it help you understand something better? What did you learn?

Identifying What “They Say”

Does Gus include a they say?


Annotate where the they say argument is.

What is the tone of the essay?

Quick Write

Tell us about a moment in your literacy? Who was there, how did it happen, where were you?