Framing Your Work: the Literacy Narrative Analysis Project

A framing statement draws readers’ attention to what you want them to see in your project. It explains how the work samples demonstrate your learning across all dimensions of the assignment’s learning objectives. Put simply, the framing statement is a self-evaluative statement that 1) identifies where you place yourself on our novice to mastery rubric and 2)uses evidence collected in the ePortfolio to explain why.

So, what do you want readers to see in your work?  You should show readers the areas where you are attempting to engage in the markers of achievement associated with the learning outcomes, the areas where you think you are making progress, AND those areas which you think need more focused attention. This should be an honest self-evaluation of your learning that points to specific examples of work to explain and support it. 

What counts as a work sample?  Your Literacy Narrative Analysis Project addresses all seven learning outcomes for the course, and each outcome provides “markers” or characteristics to show you what is meant, for example, by “recursive process.” You can demonstrate your learning in each of these areas by paying attention to the marker and thinking of all of your work in the course that leads up to and includes the final draft. 

  • Writing as a Recursive process
  • Integrate Ideas with Those of Others
  • Active Reading, Critical Reading, and Informal Reading Response
  • Critique Own and Others’ Work
  • Document Work Using Appropriate Conventions (MLA)
  • Control Individualized Error Patterns
  • Engagement



  1. Make sure your Literacy Narrative Project Page  includes the following elements: a) Framing Statement, b) First Draft, c) Final Draft, d) Evidence of peer review (images or PDF of a peer-reviewed draft, revision plans, etc.)
  2. Use the Learning Outcomes Self-Evaluation rubric (handed out) to assess your growth on the course’s six learning outcomes.
  3. In addition to circling bullet points and placing yourself along the scale, write 1 paragraph on each learning outcome to explain why you placed yourself where you do.
  4. Please be sure to use and expand on the language of the “markers” of learning for each objective.

We’ll use these paragraphs to begin our individual assessment conferences and set goals for the second half of  ENG 123.