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From Literacy Quiz to Literacy Ethnography: Prompts for Getting You Started on Your Literacy Ethnography In your writing

journal, please note down your responses to the following 9 writing prompts. Note that I have not numbered a few prompts. You must finish the tasks that these prompts outline, but you do not have to write anything in your journal. (1) What is ethnography? Ethnography is the written observation of a group or set of people from different cultures. (2) If Guofang Lis Family Literacy: Learning from an Asian Immigrant Family (available here: https://drive.google.com/a/uncc.edu/#folders/0BytXG3yPfRQUm9NNW4wR19LaEU) is an example of ethnographic research, what does ethnographic research mean? The ethnographic research that this article looks at is meant to educate the reader about how this certain family has both allowed there child to learn two different cultures and also how they are forced to remove on to make one for the other culture. This Ethnography shows that for a young child it may be difficult for them to learn two completely different cultures at once yet sometimes they can only express themselves through one so it is almost necessary for them to learn both. (3) What kind of research tools and methods do ethnographers frequently use to conduct their research? Hint: Since ethnographers study individuals or groups in their natural settings, they use observations, surveys, evidence collected from their site of research, etc. In addition to field observations and surveys, what other tools do ethnographers use? As an ethnographer you must have a sense of the culture and the people you are observing but other than the tools already listed in the question they just need themselves, a pen and paper or a laptop. (4) If you were to examine your own literacy development using the tools and methods that ethnographers use, what tools and methods will you use to examine your own literacy? Observation and reflection (5) What kinds of ethnographic evidence can you collect from your chosen setting (home, school, neighborhood, or work) to understand the different ways your literacy has developed in that setting? Hint: Lets say, you are studying the literacy practices of your sorority and you want to collect evidence that highlights the complex language and literacy practices of your sorority group. To do this, you may bring in pledges, pictures from your induction ceremony, video clippings from your sorority gatherings, and examples of literate activities that your sorority sisters and you regularly participate in. If you are studying literacy opportunity and instruction in your high school, you may collect class syllabi, course assignments, teacher and peer feedback, videos of class lectures, award and graduation ceremonies can count as evidence, documents from your school library, etc. I can collect free-writes, journals, feedback, and essays, and planning processes that i have done during the class.

After you have finished responding to the above questions, please revisit your quiz. Read it carefully. Highlight what you love. Think about what you highlighted and why? Also highlight (in a different color) what you feel did not go well. Think about what you highlighted and why? Now re-read your quiz again. (6) What revisions will you make to it in order to make it an ethnographic portrait of your literacy development in a particular setting? Why would you make these changes? (7) What will you keep? Why? I will keep the sections about my reading recovery and the time i spent in the library as a kid becuase those events really had a huge impact on me as a reader and a writer. (8) What will you develop further? Why? i think i want to develop the connection between my school and home literacies a little more. I wanna make this connections because they both influenced my literacy at different times but also very much at the same time. (9) What will you take out? Why? After reading it over again i see places where i have written down ieads although those ideas either need to me moved or to be taken out completely Bring your old quiz and your highlights/journal notes to class on Thursday (November 21) for further discussion and work. Also bring your laptops. I will return your quizzes and we will use the remaining time to brainstorm and begin our literacy ethnographies.