Assignment Requirements: Format for the final essay: MLA format, double-spaced,
Format for the final essay:
MLA format, double-spaced, and in essay form in a separate document. Not your Individual Google doc.
Under your name in the MLA header, name your audience
Length: 800-1000 or so words.
This is High stakes writing so pay more attention to polished organization, development, paragraph and sentence structure, and grammar/mechanics.
Submit your final draft in Coursework > Submit Your Literacy Narrative Here by the due date. See Course Schedule for due date.
***Make sure you:
1) write about gaining literacy: competence or knowledge in a specific area. This knowledge is not necessarily the same thing as personal growth, although it can facilitate personal growth. So say, overcoming a fear of heights or the loss of a loved one is not the same thing as gaining literacy.
2) tell it as a story with a point: use scenes, setting, details, characters, etc. Don’t just answer the prompt questions in boring, predictable paragraphs. Imagine telling it to your chosen audience: kids, job recruits, a prospective employer, a TedTalk audience and having them be able to imagine what you’re telling.
***See the student sample literacy narratives below. Pay attention to how they make their main point about literacy, how they create scenes, include sensory details, and use the first-person point of view.
***We will share the narratives in a class digital “book” in the Shared Drive, so write carefully and consider your privacy when you choose a literacy context. Don’t write about anything so personal that you feel too vulnerable. There are lots of literacy contexts from which to choose.
***To make sure you are including everything in your own narrative and not missing details, see the link below to the literacy narrative checklist. Use it as you revise and edit your final draft.
***For important aspects of the literacy narrative and evaluation purposes, click on this link for the assessment rubric for the narrative.