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Course: English 1101 Instructor: Anthony Borrero Email: Aborrero@uncc.

edu Your Name: Course #: Date:

Project #1: Multi-Modal Literacy Narrative Part 3: Literacy Sponsor Analysis Instructions (Part 1 The Charts): Fill out the chart to describe a sponsor who has shaped your views of literacy. While you need to describe at least four sponsors, keep in mind that each sponsor should have their own chart. Also keep in mind that your responses should be detailed, and should be formulated as full sentences. Sponsor #1

1.) Identify the Sponsor: In the space below, identify a sponsor that you feel has impacted your current views and/or practices of reading, writing, and communication. If the sponsor is a person, give their name; if it is a text, object, or institution, describe what the sponsor is, and if necessary, where it is located. Your Response to Questions 1: My mommy

2.) Making a Connection: In the space below, describe your relationship with or connection to the sponsor. If they are a person, how you know the person, and if the sponsor is a text, object, or institution, provide context about when or how you interacted with this sponsor. Your Response to Questions 2: My mother is one of the people that gave me life. Were very close now that Ive gotten older.

3.) Tracing Experiences: In the space below, briefly describe experiences or memories that you have had with this sponsor related to literacy. While these experiences can be positive or negative, try to identify was many experiences as you can that you feel impacted your current view or literacy. Your Response to Questions 3: She is in my first memories of reading and words in general. She exposed me to books at a very early age by reading me my favorite book T.A.C.K.Y about an eccentric penguin. She helped me read recipes as we cooked dinner or baked cookies together. When in the grocery store she read labels and signs to me. My mother was my first introduction to literature and still to this day gives me advice on things I might enjoy reading.

4.) Tracing Emotions: In the space below, briefly describe your emotional response to each of the experiences and/or memories you accounted for in question three. Were your experiences happy, sad, discouraging, encouraging, inspiring, terrifying, etc? Describe the emotional response you had or have, and explain why. Your Response to Questions 4: I think about reading my favorite book and a smile comes across my face subconsciously at the thought of it. When I think of reading recipes it makes me feel nostalgic and melancholy because me and my mother havent done that together in years even though were close, we both live busy lives.

5.) Ideologies of Literacy: In the space below, consider how this sponsor influenced the way you think about literacy, and briefly describe the ideas, views, and/or beliefs of literacy that you gained from this sponsor. Your Response to Questions 5:

Course: English 1101 Instructor: Anthony Borrero Email: Aborrero@uncc.edu

I was taught that reading and writing are the most important aspects of my education because they tie everything else together. My mom made me see that even if something isnt the most fun to read you can gain some bit of knowledge about a certain subject. She also however, encouraged me to find many different series, trilogies, and individual novels that I fell in love with. She would say things like you need to read more when Id ask her what a word meant; meaning simply that if I read more I would have probably been exposed to it. She had taught me that words equal empowerment.

Sponsor #2

6.) Identify the Sponsor: In the space below, identify a sponsor that you feel has impacted your current views and/or practices of reading, writing, and communication. If the sponsor is a person, give their name; if it is a text, object, or institution, describe what the sponsor is, and if necessary, where it is located. Your Response to Questions 1: Northeast Creek Park located in Jacksonville, NC 7.) Making a Connection: In the space below, describe your relationship with or connection to the sponsor. If they are a person, how you know the person, and if the sponsor is a text, object, or institution, provide context about when or how you interacted with this sponsor. Your Response to Questions 2: I found this little spot in the park by the water. Id go here to read and when I was frustrated from writers block.

8.) Tracing Experiences: In the space below, briefly describe experiences or memories that you have had with this sponsor related to literacy. While these experiences can be positive or negative, try to identify was many experiences as you can that you feel impacted your current view or literacy. Your Response to Questions 3: I would go here all the time once I found it my sophomore year of high school. I had been going to this park since I was small but I had never been in the part that I dubbed my sanctuary. It helped me to read amongst nature because it sat right on the water. In fact I read an entire Harry Potter book there. I would also escape there when I had writers block during my Senior Paper. It provided me a quiet place to go into another world without the distractions of technology and the real world

9.) Tracing Emotions: In the space below, briefly describe your emotional response to each of the experiences and/or memories you accounted for in question three. Were your experiences happy, sad, discouraging, encouraging, inspiring, terrifying, etc? Describe the emotional response you had or have, and explain why. Your Response to Questions 4: When I think of my memories I feel kind of sad. A lot of times when I was in this place it was due to needing to get away from something frustrating or overwhelming that was going on in my life. Though it brought me closer to the characters in my book, I was in a sense running

Course: English 1101 Instructor: Anthony Borrero Email: Aborrero@uncc.edu

from my problems when I was here. Very rarely did I go to this place when I was in a good mood and wanted to celebrate, I was usually under pressure and upset. It was my safe haven

10.) Ideologies of Literacy: In the space below, consider how this sponsor influenced the way you think about literacy, and briefly describe the ideas, views, and/or beliefs of literacy that you gained from this sponsor. Your Response to Questions 5: The situations that brought me to this place made me rely a lot on nature to calm me down and clear my head to write. But more importantly, it made me appreciate being able to get lost in a book and moreover, appreciate an author who can captivate me like that. Something like Harry Potter was the perfect book to read in a place that had such natural enchantment about it.

Sponsor #3

11.) Identify the Sponsor: In the space below, identify a sponsor that you feel has impacted your current views and/or practices of reading, writing, and communication. If the sponsor is a person, give their name; if it is a text, object, or institution, describe what the sponsor is, and if necessary, where it is located. Your Response to Questions 1: Mrs. Rachael Livermore

12.) Making a Connection: In the space below, describe your relationship with or connection to the sponsor. If they are a person, how you know the person, and if the sponsor is a text, object, or institution, provide context about when or how you interacted with this sponsor. Your Response to Questions 2: She was my AP English 4 teacher, first semester of my senior year in high school

13.) Tracing Experiences: In the space below, briefly describe experiences or memories that you have had with this sponsor related to literacy. While these experiences can be positive or negative, try to identify was many experiences as you can that you feel impacted your current view or literacy. Your Response to Questions 3: She was a major force in getting me out of my little kid literature phase. We were in a sense training ourselves for the content that would be on the AP test so she exposed us to many different classical works. We even named our class fish The Great Gatsby after reading the book. Out of all genres, classics were my least favorite but she opened my mind to the knowledge I could gain. It even went with my US history class because I was more aware of

Course: English 1101 Instructor: Anthony Borrero Email: Aborrero@uncc.edu

how things were during those periods of time due to the readings we did. Of course we touched on Shakespeare and abstract poetry as well. Mrs. Livermore forced me to read adult literature with racy innuendos and taught me to analyze it for real meaning.

14.) Tracing Emotions: In the space below, briefly describe your emotional response to each of the experiences and/or memories you accounted for in question three. Were your experiences happy, sad, discouraging, encouraging, inspiring, terrifying, etc? Describe the emotional response you had or have, and explain why. Your Response to Questions 4: I feel progressive when I think of Mrs. Livermore. She got me to be a more mature reader and writer. She molded me into a more analytical thinker and a more open minded reader.

15.) Ideologies of Literacy: In the space below, consider how this sponsor influenced the way you think about literacy, and briefly describe the ideas, views, and/or beliefs of literacy that you gained from this sponsor. Your Response to Questions 5: I learned that vampire stories and tales of witches and wizards have a lot of their roots in classic literature. Just because you dont absolutely love something that you read because it was written or published decades ago, doesnt mean that you cant get something from it. You can still appreciate it and the fact thats its survived this many generations of people who still see it as basic repertoire.

Sponsor #4

16.) Identify the Sponsor: In the space below, identify a sponsor that you feel has impacted your current views and/or practices of reading, writing, and communication. If the sponsor is a person, give their name; if it is a text, object, or institution, describe what the sponsor is, and if necessary, where it is located. Your Response to Questions 1: Mrs. Cruz 17.) Making a Connection: In the space below, describe your relationship with or connection to the sponsor. If they are a person, how you know the person, and if the sponsor is a text, object, or institution, provide context about when or how you interacted with this sponsor. Your Response to Questions 2: She was my elementary school librarian, she took on the role of finding me challenging literature to read

Course: English 1101 Instructor: Anthony Borrero Email: Aborrero@uncc.edu

18.) Tracing Experiences: In the space below, briefly describe experiences or memories that you have had with this sponsor related to literacy. While these experiences can be positive or negative, try to identify was many experiences as you can that you feel impacted your current view or literacy. Your Response to Questions 3: She helped me pick out my first chapter book and encouraged me to read higher level things. Now that I look back on it she was so wrapped up in what she thought were my prodigal qualities that she pressured me to read books that I wasnt quite ready for. I was ahead of my class but I wasnt a genius by any means, certain things I had to work my way up to.

19.) Tracing Emotions: In the space below, briefly describe your emotional response to each of the experiences and/or memories you accounted for in question three. Were your experiences happy, sad, discouraging, encouraging, inspiring, terrifying, etc? Describe the emotional response you had or have, and explain why. Your Response to Questions 4: When I think about her it makes me kind of angry that she wasnt as concerned with the process of making me a good reader as she was with my talent. I was still young and needed to be developed not forced to read things that didnt interest me.

20.) Ideologies of Literacy: In the space below, consider how this sponsor influenced the way you think about literacy, and briefly describe the ideas, views, and/or beliefs of literacy that you gained from this sponsor. Your Response to Questions 5: For a while I purposely stopped reading my books so fast so I wouldnt have to go to the library as often. She kept me from something I loved because she forced it on me. I had no opinion in my own life and the pressure put on me to excel above all the other kids made me not enjoy reading as much anymore. It wasnt really fun for me because I had to live up to different standards than everyone else instead of just enjoying it.

Your Name: Course #: Date: Project #1: Multi-Modal Literacy Narrative Part 3: Literacy Sponsor Analysis

Course: English 1101 Instructor: Anthony Borrero Email: Aborrero@uncc.edu

Instructions (Part 2 Reflection): Now that you have documented details about each sponsor, I want you to reflect on what you have learned. In the space below, compose a reflection in which you consider some of the following questions and compose a short reflective essay: Did you learn anything about how you learned to read and write that you did not know before? What ideas and beliefs about literacy stood out the most during this activity? Have your feelings about your sponsors remained the same over time, or have they changed? If you were to compare one literacy sponsor to another, do you find that the views and beliefs they have are in agreement with one another, or is there tension between beliefs and values? What was the most significant discovery that you made while completing this activity.

I never realized how much reading had impacted me at such a young age. I had a wonderful sponsor as my mother but a terrible sponsor in the form of my elementary librarian. I was reading at a young age but I never wanted to feel different I just wanted to do something that I enjoyed. I still believe that reading is the key to all knowledge and Mrs. Livermore showed me that love of reading something and appreciating it are two completely different things. I need to appreciate the classics in order to understand where a lot of todays literature derives from. I have however found out that I evolved as a reader because of those people and the park. I got to enjoy escaping to another world when I was in my place in the park and get away from all the worries of real life even if it was only for a short amount of time. All of these things combined have made me worldlier and its made reading and writing different things for classes not such a drag.