Author Archive

Communicating with Painting

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In her literacy narrative, Val discusses how she started a painting business and how she used her background in Education and Special Education to teach her students how to paint. In one particular… Continue reading

Revisualizing Literacy through Comics

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The following two narratives focus on comic books’ roles as an introduction to or a component of literacy. Click on the respective links to check out the narratives in their full form. Enjoy!… Continue reading

ADHD and Literacy

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The following two narratives from the DALN shine light on the difference ways that ADD/ADHD affects literacy. For Ashley Willis, reading and writing were helpful tools in gaining focus. Cassandra Guard, on the… Continue reading

Dancing as Storytelling and Expression

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For those who study dance professionally, dancing is a form of literacy that requires dedication, training, and practice. The authors in the stories highlighted below share some of their experiences with dancing. Check… Continue reading

Literacy of Pride and Acceptance

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In honor of Pride in Atlanta this weekend, I’ve highlighted narratives that deal with acceptance and love of oneself despite adversities. In both of these narratives, the authors discuss how coming out and… Continue reading

Understanding Stand-up Comedy

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Stand-up comedy is a popular genre and form of entertainment, but a couple DALN authors see it as something more. For Trevor Williams, learning to perform stand-up was a literacy event built on… Continue reading

From Language to Film and Back Again

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As with all forms of media, films and movies have their own special language and way of communicating. Conversations happen visually and verbally, both in and out of the movies. In both their… Continue reading

Literacy as a Gateway to Imagination

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While exploring the DALN, I found some great narratives from Lindsey Nguyen and Jaames Addams where they discuss how reading fantasy and science fiction books helped foster their imaginations. In her narrative, Lindsey… Continue reading

Literacy and Prison Outreach

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So far, one of the most rewarding experiences that I have had during my graduate studies has been the opportunity to tutor at a state prison. As I searched through the DALN, I… Continue reading

The Voices of Writing Tutors

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As a writing tutor, I have greatly enjoyed the opportunities that working in the writing studio has provided me with. I have had a chance to work on my pedagogy and get involved… Continue reading