Activities For Further Reflection
Activities and Exercises
Your instructor may ask you to do one or more of these activities.
- Draw a short comic strip that illustrates how you learned to read and write. (You won’t be judged on your artistic ability). You can focus on one incident in the story of how you learned to read and write or try to illustrate the main parts.Then, write a short email to your instructor that describes
- How you decided what to include in your comic and what to leave out.
- What this comic says about your reading and writing beliefs.
- Write a letter to your instructor that tells them what you believe about reading and writing. Be sure to include:
- Whether or not you think your beliefs are helpful.
- Whether you would like to change any of your beliefs.
- Ask some friends, elders or your parents about their reading and writing beliefs. What trends do you notice about the beliefs of the people around you? How do you think these views have influenced you? Write a few paragraphs about your findings.
- If you speak a different language or have lived in different cultures, write about how the reading and writing beliefs compare to the reading/writing beliefs in Canada. Do you have different reading and writing beliefs for each language you speak? Write a few paragraphs about your findings.