Your first writing assignment is to write a 3-5 page literacy narrative. A literacy narrative is a story about an important moment when you were learning to read and write. You can find suggestions for literacy narrative topics in Handbook for Writers. You should also use the essays we have read as a class as models for this assignment.
When you write this essay, write an introduction that would make one of your classmates want to read more of your essay. In the body of your essay, focus on relaying an event in your literacy history. Use enough description to help the reader understand the significance of the event. Focus on something that happened, and do not just tell your overall feelings about reading and writing. Make sure the reader understands why the event matters to you by the time he or she is finished reading your essay.