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Unit one was filled with many different varieties of literacy and different ways the author or narrator discovered them. From Knoblauch to Rose, the ideas of what literacy is and how different literacies can shape an individual’s writing were uncovered. All the text we were assigned can be split into two different groups: scholarly articles and personal narrative.
The whole class was thrown for a curve ball when we were assigned Knoblauch for our first assignment. After rereading the material a few times, I began to understand what Knoblauch was trying to convey to us. His argument states that there isn’t a definite definition of literacy. He breaks literacy into four different categories. Functional literacy, critical literacy, liberal
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The last of the scholarly articles is Anyon and her findings about literacy put the previous mentioned author’s ideas into a real life situation. Her argument claimed that teachers teach differently to students with different economic and social background. The researchers investigated five different schools: working class, middle class, affluent professional and exclusive elite schools. I loved everything about this article. It introduced a new idea to me and how the school systems around the country runs. I could personally connect to the middle class and elite school. Speaking to most of my peers, they to agree that they made a personal connection to a school.
The second group of the texts that were assigned was personal narratives. The fist one being “Blonde Indian”, by Hayes. In this narrative, she tells the story of how she was treated differently based off of her cultural background. What I found interesting about this narrative is that in the end she accepted where she was from and stopped comparing herself to the other kids. I agree with the underlying message of being proud of your heritage and not changing to try and fit in with those around you.
Baca’s narrative was hands down my favorite narrative. While reading his narrative, you go through his growth in literacy and how language set him free from himself. I especially found the tone/mood shift towards the
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