Welcome to the crazy wisdom parade.

This is where Literacies readers shared their literacy wisdom until July 31, 2008. We had a great time. Please feel free to explore and comment and continue to add floats.

Monday, June 2, 2008

reading faces

In response to reflective reading anonymous wrote:

Could we pick a non-book? As a non-practitioner, I find this poem by Barbara Adler very moving. It tells the story in words and pictures of Florence's experience in a literate world. I'd like everyone who wonders "What do you mean, there's a literacy problem?" to see it. It's here and you need to turn on your speakers to hear it.

Thanks Anonymous. I have never seen this before. I am going to use it in my ESL Literacy for ESL teachers workshop.

1 comment:

literacies editor said...

Wow wow wow...Barbara Adler's poem so beautifully sketches what so many learners say, and addresses what's wrong with all the deficit thinking in most rhetoric about literacy.

Thank you for introducing me to this treasure from British Columbia!