BEFORE YOU POST: Prior to posting, you should have spent at least two rounds of drafting to get to this point. You've also had the chance to talk with a group of folks in the same position you are in--trying to figure out a difficult text. This post is about understanding movement from not understanding to fluency, and documenting that journey.
POST: to this discussion board, a summary of Freire's argument as you understand it. Include key terms that you've learned from the text. While posting, include connections you make to Smith, Rosenblatt, and Iser as well as places where you feel like Freire is doing something different. All of these writers talk about reading and literature to some extent, but not all of them talk about literacy. What does literacy mean to Freire?
In a second paragraph, write a few sentences about how the process of drafting, talking, and re-drafting helped your (or didn't) in this process of working through this difficult text. How did it affect your understanding of the text? How did it make you feel as you posted to this discussion board.
RESPOND: Read what your classmates have to say. Are there places where you think they misunderstood Freire? Are there places you think you misunderstand Freire? Say so. Do you see commonalities accross your experiences of getting through a difficult text? Point those our.