Reading together

Perusall logoWe’ll use Perusall to annotate and read together. Link here to Perusall.

Instructions for joining on the Week 1: Getting Situated page.

Calendar

Link to calendar here

Time photoOur course is organized around a series of routines:  gathering and analyzing data, reading, writing, and making artifacts together.

Welcome to fall 2019!

Welcome to fall 2019!

Hello! Welcome to Introduction to Literacy Studies. This site is where you will find our syllabus, assignments, calendar, readings, etc. Almost all readings are available as links from the calendar. I will ask you to choose a book club text, but we can talk about that when we meet. For now, feel free to click …

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Literacy Studies: Reflective Projects

Literacy Studies: Reflective Projects

Thank you for the amazing set of projects, talks, and reflective papers. In case you missed seeing some of the projects, here they are below. Hope you do yourself a favor, take a break from finals, and watch, listen, or read. Some stunning work here. You. Rule. Olivia’s Defend DACA Now site Richard Mata’s Hip …

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Featured Blogger: Lee Verrall

Featured Blogger: Lee Verrall

John Szwed’s “Ethnography of Literacy” (1980) poses an interesting take on the idea of literacy, suggesting that it may be a more flexible term than many think at first. He states, “Conventional thinking about reading and writing far too often uses a much-out-dated model of literacy…” (425). He means that we are excluding so many …

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Featured Blogger: Sydney Swain

Featured Blogger: Sydney Swain

  In our literacy studies class, we formed small groups to discuss John Szwed’s “Ethnography of Literacy” and UNESCO, Defining Literacy. While sharing as a class we discussed questions like: 1) What exactly is literacy? 2) How do you define reading and writing in a classroom? 3) What would a school define as successful or helpful …

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