writing workshop 2

Sponsors in a literacy contribute to the ones who are getting sponsored by in a various way. They usually play an important role in a literacy narrative. Sponsors can determine a trait of the writer’s story. The may lead the people to write a success narrative or a rebel narrative. Learners can often move from an identity to different identity in a narrative.

       Sponsors can have negative effect to the ones who are getting sponsored by. This lead students write rebel narrative. According to Brandt, “sponsors are any agent who enable, support, teach. The concept of sponsorship is suggestive for explaining the outcome of one’s literacy success.” (Brandt). “Sponsors” is a fitting term for the figures who affect a lot in people’s memories of literacy learning such as teachers or supervisors. In Brandt’s passage he gives an actual example of how the quality of a sponsor can affect people. A person named Raymond was supervised by some of the most powerful agents of the university, while Dora Lopez was being sponsored by her parents who worked part time jobs at a local university. The outcome of Raymond and Dora was completely different. According to Alexander, “rebel narratives are written by the students who resist traditional literacy beliefs, conventions, and ideologies by rebelling against them. The students portray themselves as resisting the system rather than to dislike reading and writing.” (Alexander). In Shaylee’s narrative, her teacher acted as a negative sponsor to her. Her teacher would always take her book away whenever she was reading the books. Shaylee quoted, “My story isn’t the only one like it, so many people are shot down for being different by their own choice. It shouldn’t matter what you like as long as you are not hurting anyone.” As shown in this example, negative sponsor can lead one to write rebel narrative.

       Little and master narrative are related to each other. Some little narrative such as victim narrative may move to success or rebel narrative. It is dependent on the writer’s characteristic whether the narrative will be success or rebel. In Shamus’s narrative, he was affected by two different sponsors. His mindset toward English was negative when he met his first teacher. The first teacher was ignorant sponsor who influenced his students in a poor way. Shamus felt victimized in this situation. The situation however changes as Shamus enters new school and meets new teacher. The new teacher knew exactly what is needed for success and eventually lead him to change his mindset. The new teacher had a quality of positive sponsor in contrast to the first teacher. This is certain part from his narrative which explains the situation. “There are teachers who will ruin things for you, change you and make you want to quit. But all it takes is that one teacher, friend, and/or mentor to change your mindset.” He turned from victim narrative to success narrative by meeting new mentor. In Shaylee’s narrative, her teacher acted as a negative sponsor to her. Her teacher would always take her book away whenever she was reading the books. She felt victimized and rebelled against it. She quoted, “My story isn’t the only one like it, so many people are shot down for being different by their own choice. It shouldn’t matter what you like as long as you are not hurting anyone.” In contrast to Shamus she turned from victim narrative to rebel narrative. These examples show how one move from victim narrative to others.

 

After revision

Sponsors in a literacy contribute to the ones who are getting sponsored by in a various way. They usually play an important role in a literacy narrative. Sponsors can determine a trait of the writer’s story. The may lead the people to write a success narrative or a rebel narrative. Learners can often move from an identity to different identity in a narrative.

       According to Brandt, “sponsors are any agent who enable, support, teach… The concept of sponsorship is suggestive for explaining the outcome of one’s literacy success.” (Brandt 556). “Sponsors” is a fitting term for the figures who affect a lot in people’s memories of literacy learning such as teachers or supervisors. In Brandt’s passage he gives an actual example of how the quality of a sponsor can affect people. A person named Raymond was supervised by a professor in a university who could give more opportunities, while Dora Lopez was being sponsored by her parents who worked part time jobs at a local university. Raymond was provided with abundant knowledge and information from his surroundings. Dora was ethnic minority, and had to try extra hard to reach academic resources in her society. The outcome of Raymond and Dora was completely different. Raymond graduated from the university and became successful freelance writer of software and software documentation. Dora transferred from the university to technical college and was working for a cleaning company. This example proves that the kind of sponsor limits the potential of an individual.+quotes that shows this

“Sponsors…who regulate, suppress, or with-hold literacy” (Brandt 556).Sponsors can have negative effect to the ones who are getting sponsored by. (the part where she explains this) This lead students write rebel narrative. According to Alexander, “rebel narratives are written by the students who resist traditional literacy beliefs, conventions, and ideologies by rebelling against them. The students portray themselves as resisting the system rather than to dislike reading and writing.” (Alexander).

+Dora Lopez’s parents- where does Shaylee’s mother fit in the role of sponsorship(tell the context of the story)In Shaylee’s narrative, her teacher acted as a negative sponsor to her. Her teacher would always take her book away whenever she was reading the books. Shaylee quoted, “My story isn’t the only one like it, so many people are shot down for being different by their own choice. It shouldn’t matter what you like as long as you are not hurting anyone.” As shown in this example, negative sponsor can lead one to write rebel narrative.

       Little and master narrative are related to each other. Some little narrative such as victim narrative may move to success or rebel narrative. It is dependent on the writer’s characteristic whether the narrative will be success or rebel. In Shamus’s narrative, he was affected by two different sponsors. His mindset toward English was negative when he met his first teacher. The first teacher was ignorant sponsor who influenced his students in a poor way. Shamus felt victimized in this situation. The situation however changes as Shamus enters new school and meets new teacher. The new teacher knew exactly what is needed for success and eventually lead him to change his mindset. The new teacher had a quality of positive sponsor in contrast to the first teacher. This is certain part from his narrative which explains the situation. “There are teachers who will ruin things for you, change you and make you want to quit. But all it takes is that one teacher, friend, and/or mentor to change your mindset.” He turned from victim narrative to success narrative by meeting new mentor. In Shaylee’s narrative, her teacher acted as a negative sponsor to her. Her teacher would always take her book away whenever she was reading the books. She felt victimized and rebelled against it. She quoted, “My story isn’t the only one like it, so many people are shot down for being different by their own choice. It shouldn’t matter what you like as long as you are not hurting anyone.” In contrast to Shamus she turned from victim narrative to rebel narrative. These examples show how one move from victim narrative to others.

Revision Plan1

1)enrich body paragraph

-explain outcomes of the two different people in Brandt’s passage. add more analysis

-talk more about how sponsors determine the trait of the story and explain how someone move between identities in the narratives

2)Introduction

-state my questions besides just writing about my claim

-make a comparison between a sponsor and the apprentice/master relationship and the apprentice/master relationship

 

3)Local (grammar, spelling, error patterns)

-add page number

class notes(2/26)

revision

1)enrich body paragraphs

more connections

2)introduction

3)local  revision(spellings, grammar error patters)/signal phrases, voice markers, pivotal words

Draft of my literacy narrative archive

Sponsors in a literacy contribute to the ones who are getting sponsored by in a various way. They usually play an important role in a literacy narrative. Sponsors can determine a trait of the writer’s story. The may lead the people to write a success narrative or a rebel narrative. Learners can often move from an identity to different identity in a narrative.

Sponsors can have negative effect to the ones who are getting sponsored by. This lead students write rebel narrative. According to Brandt, “sponsors are any agent who enable, support, teach. The concept of sponsorship is suggestive for explaining the outcome of one’s literacy success.” (Brandt). “Sponsors” is a fitting term for the figures who affect a lot in people’s memories of literacy learning such as teachers or supervisors. In Brandt’s passage he gives an actual example of how the quality of a sponsor can affect people. A person named Raymond was supervised by some of the most powerful agents of the university, while Dora Lopez was being sponsored by her parents who worked part time jobs at a local university. The outcome of Raymond and Dora was completely different. According to Alexander, “rebel narratives are written by the students who resist traditional literacy beliefs, conventions, and ideologies by rebelling against them. The students portray themselves as resisting the system rather than to dislike reading and writing.” (Alexander). In Shaylee’s narrative, her teacher acted as a negative sponsor to her. Her teacher would always take her book away whenever she was reading the books. Shaylee quoted, “My story isn’t the only one like it, so many people are shot down for being different by their own choice. It shouldn’t matter what you like as long as you are not hurting anyone.” As shown in this example, negative sponsor can lead one to write rebel narrative.

Little and master narrative are related to each other. Some little narrative such as victim narrative may move to success or rebel narrative. It is dependent on the writer’s characteristic whether the narrative will be success or rebel. In Shamus’s narrative, he was affected by two different sponsors. His mindset toward English was negative when he met his first teacher. The first teacher was ignorant sponsor who influenced his students in a poor way. Shamus felt victimized in this situation. The situation however changes as Shamus enters new school and meets new teacher. The new teacher knew exactly what is needed for success and eventually lead him to change his mindset. The new teacher had a quality of positive sponsor in contrast to the first teacher. This is certain part from his narrative which explains the situation. “There are teachers who will ruin things for you, change you and make you want to quit. But all it takes is that one teacher, friend, and/or mentor to change your mindset.” He turned from victim narrative to success narrative by meeting new mentor. In Shaylee’s narrative, her teacher acted as a negative sponsor to her. Her teacher would always take her book away whenever she was reading the books. She felt victimized and rebelled against it. She quoted, “My story isn’t the only one like it, so many people are shot down for being different by their own choice. It shouldn’t matter what you like as long as you are not hurting anyone.” In contrast to Shamus she turned from victim narrative to rebel narrative. These examples show how one move from victim narrative to others.

 

2/14 class notes

when you choose quotation there should be proper reason

Brandt sponsorship: literacy narrative is not only based on person’s past experience

 

 

 

 

writing workshop1

According to Alexander, there are various kinds of literacy narratives. Success master narrative is the most common narrative written by the students and some of the other narratives follow.  “Outsider narrative” is one of the other narratives. In Alexanders passage, she descries outsiders as a student who construct themselves as a stranger in a foreign land, not interested in furthering their literacy skills.  They stuck in a place called limbo, wondering where their place is in the world. Teddy Miller’s narrative in the rising cairn shows this trait of outsider narrative.  Throughout the years of high school, he maintained as an average student and disliked the writing assignments. He was not very interested in classes, floating around the grades of B or Cs. He did not fit in at school classes and portrayed himself as an outsider towards writing classes. He displayed negative attitude toward school. This example of his behavior shows the characteristics of outsider narrative.

 

Alexander describes traits of victim, and rebel narrative in her passage.  The author shows the moment when he felt victimized by reading/writing in victim narrative.  In rebel narrative, the writer seems to ‘rebel’ against certain school settings. In David’s literacy narrative,  he took a literacy exam in high school. The question was asking him to interpret certain meaning of the words in a poem. However his answer was judged wrong and he felt victimized by the standardized interpretation of the literature interpretation. He couldn’t accept the fact and tried to challenge the given answer. After debating with the teachers his answer finally was accepted as an alternative answer. This example shows both of victim and rebel narrative.  He went against certain decision made by the teachers in school. This shows the characteristic of rebel narrative.

 

In Brandt’s passage, he explains the idea of sponsorship.  Sponsors support and teach those who are getting sponsored by. In Tuzzo’s passage, he describes how certain sponsor changed his general mindset toward in English, and further his school life. He describes in detail how his sponsor affected him.  Through his teaching he could establish growth mindset on English class. This proves the statement in Brand’t passage that sponsors affect a lot on students who are in the path of literacy learning.

 

 

Drafting1

The idea of sponsorship is important in one’s literacy narrative. Sponsors can have positive affect to the ones who are getting sponsored by. According to Brandt, sponsors are any agent who enable, support, teach. The concept of sponsorship is suggestive for explaining the outcome of one’s literacy success. “Sponsors” is a fitting term for the figures who affect a lot in people’s memories of literacy learnings such as teachers or supervisors. In Brandt’s passage, he gives an actual example of how the quality of a sponsor can affect people. A person named Raymond was supervised by some of the most powerful agents of the university, while Dora Lopez was being sponsored by her parents who worked part time jobs at a local university. The outcome of Raymond and Dora was completely different. Shamus was affected by two different sponsors. His mindset toward English was negative when he met his first teacher. The first teacher was ignorant sponsor who affected his students in a poor way. However the situation changes as Shamus enters new school and meets new teacher. The new teacher knew exactly what is needed for success and eventually lead him to change his mindset. The new teacher had a quality of positive sponsor in contrast to the first teacher. This is certain part from his narrative which explains the situation. “There are teachers who will ruin things for you, change you and make you want to quit. But all it takes it that one teacher, friend, and/or mentor to change your mindset.” This supports the example in Brandt’s passage that the characteristics of sponsors affect a lot on those who are getting sponsored by.

 

 

The literacy narrative is comprised of different types of narratives. The little narratives provide information that master narratives don’t. According to Alexander, little narratives show us that students contextualize their literacy experiences with specific and personal accounts. Little narratives contribute to a more comprehensive view of student’s literacy stories. Readers could find several pieces of stories through this. Little narratives also contribute to learning more about the student’s particular literacy histories. These characteristics of little narratives reinforce the master narrative, providing readers with various information. I found the example of this at Shaylee’s literacy narrative. She tried to make more points through little narratives. The reason why she had to ‘rebel’ against the teacher and her firm attitude were all explained through little narrative. Her main idea which was explained in her master narrative was “don’t get shot down for being different by their own choice. It shouldn’t matter what you like as long as your not hurting anyone.”. After reading her little narrative, her claim in the master narrative seemed more obvious to me. “She just kept telling me to put it away. I put it away, that time, and the next day I took the book to read again. That time I got the book taken away from me, I was mad.” This quote was a part of her little narrative which made me realize why she had to stand against her teacher. Shaylee’s example supports the statement that little narratives supplement master narrative.

 

 

 

The idea of sponsorship takes significant role in one’s literacy narrative. Sponsors can have positive or negative effect to the one’s who are getting sponsored by. According to Brandt, sponsors are any agent who enable, support, teach. The concept of sponsorship is suggestive for explaining the outcome of one’s literacy success. “Sponsors” is a fitting term for the figures who affect a lot in people’s memories of literacy learning such as teachers or supervisors. In Brandt’s passage he gives two examples of how two different sponsors can affect people differently. The characteristic of the sponsor determines the color of literacy narrative a person writes. According to Alexander, rebel narratives are written by the students who resist traditional literacy beliefs, conventions, and ideologies by rebelling against them. The students portray themselves as resisting the system rather than to dislike reading and writing. In Shaylee’s narrative, her teacher acted as a negative sponsor to her. Her teacher would always take her book away whenever she was reading the books. Shaylee quoted, “My story isn’t the only one like it, so many people are shot down for being different by their own choice. It shouldn’t matter what you like as long as you are not hurting anyone.” As shown in this example, Negative sponsor can lead one to write rebel narrative.

 

  There are various types of literacy narratives. The most popular type of narrative is success master narrative and the little narratives provide information that master narratives don’t’. According to Alexander, success narratives are often told abstractly, without reference to a specific time, place, or instance in the student’s life. It contains broad, abstract claims about literacy. Little narratives show the readers that students contextualize their literacy experiences with specific and personal accounts. Little narratives contribute to a more comprehensive view of student’s literacy stories. Readers could find several pieces of stories through this. Little narratives also contribute to learning more about the student’s particular literacy histories. In Shamus’s narrative, he wanted the readers realize how important it is to meet proper teacher or a mentor. His little narratives made the readers realize it. According to Shamus, “She was not only my teacher, she was my friend. She liked to act like a child and fool around, but get work done in a fun way so it wasn’t painful to do. She was the person I could count on to always help me.”. By describing what the teacher did, it helps the readers acknowledge about the situation and understand the master narrative better. Master narrative is rather more abstract than the little narrative. Little narrative shows specific details that master narrative don’t as shown in Shamus’s example.

 

 

 

2/7 class notes

complicate: “things are actually more complicated than..”

victim narrative:  Alexander “haunted, took away freedoms”

“school based literacy: oppression+cruelty”

“privileged students”

“took the fun out of literacy”

2/5 class notes

What societal imperatives are fulfilled by forcing people to write?

According to Brandt, literacy is an individual development to an economic development. What can the idea of ‘Sponsorship’ contribute to the individual literacy development? And does the outcome of one’s societal imperatives depend of their sponsors?

 

2.

How much can other people affect you in a literacy narrative?

According to Alexander, she claims success narratives are the most common literacy narrative written by the students. This narrative is based on the idea that anyone, no matter their social background can achieve social success. According to Brandt, however, the sponsors of the individual affects a lot on the outcome of one’s success. How can Alexander’s idea be explained in the view of Brandt?

 

A bit of Gee, alexander, brandt, and a bit from the question banks

-ex)

in what ways do incentives and compliances relate to rising cairn?

(this is language of Brandt connect it to Gee)

Fill out the first table