Teaching Opportunities with the DALN by Michael Blancato

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by: Michael Blancato One advantage of the Digital Archive of Literacy Narrative (DALN) system is that users can submit literacy stories in a format of their choosing. For example, some folks are not… Continue reading

DALN in Theory and Practice

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Columbus Neighborhoods (an extension of the WOSU documentary television series that spotlights historic neighborhoods in the Columbus, Ohio area) provides a space for “storytelling sessions, public forums, lesson plans, [and] news reports” that are… Continue reading

“The Ocean”

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If you ever find yourself overwhelmed with self-doubt about any writing project you may be doing, then check out the literacy narrative titled “The Ocean.” Contributed by an unknown author, this text is… Continue reading

DALN in the Classroom: “Literacy Narratives of Black Columbus”

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Check out the guest blog from Michael Blancato below and make sure to check out his panel at CCCC’s if you’re attending this year! ************ As the fall 2016 semester at Ohio State begins… Continue reading

Reading as a Familiar Activity

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The following narrative highlights are from our newest collection of stories coming out of Manchester High School in Akron, Ohio by way of our contributing partner, Erin Spear. Click this link to access… Continue reading

DALN at CCCCs in Houston

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The DALN will be in Houston for CCCCs, with 22 volunteers taking narratives throughout the conference. If you’re attending this conference, come find us! The “Every CCCC Member has a Literacy Narrative” booth… Continue reading

Join Us to Celebrate Undergraduate Research and the DALN: 20 Years in the Making

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Check out this announcement from guest poster Dr. Jenn Fishman: The Undergraduate Research Impact Project and the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN) meet at a historical crossroads to open a new DALN collection… Continue reading

A Permanent Literacy

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In an interview-based literacy narrative, a former Marine discusses the connection between literacy and tattoos. At the start of the video, he recognizes that literacy can oftentimes mean more than the traditional understanding… Continue reading

Redefining Literacy through Taekwondo

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In her literacy narrative, Gloria explains how she believes that the definition of literacy should expand past the traditional understanding of reading and writing. Additionally, it should include subject matters that someone is… Continue reading

Literacy, Biology, and Salamanders

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In his literacy narrative, William McCracken shares his experiences researching ways to read salamander trap designs for the his salamander project. In the theses, he would read through the collective authors’ failures and… Continue reading