DALN Resources

The DALN is pleased to offer users the the following resources.

Print Copies of Our Forms

Combined Forms (Includes information on informed consent, release conditions, license information, and metadata associated with submission)


Basic Literacy Questions
Conducting an Interview
DALN Assignment Ideas for Teachers
Formative Assessment ideas for Teachers
Hosting an "Everybody Has a Literacy Story" Event
Recording in Public Place Tips Recording in Public Places Notice
Recording Tips and Recomendations
Setting Up a Simple Story Recording Booth
Simple Recording Directions (for onsite, online recording)
What is a Literacy Narrative?
Why We Need the Forms

Fliers and Press Releases

DALN Flier
Everybody Has a Literacy Story Event Flier
Everybody Has a Literacy Story Event Sample Press/Radio Release
Public Service Announcements (ZIP Archive of 4 audio PSAs, 1.83 MB)

Sample Narratives and Clips

Anonymous “Memory Work” <http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/53>
Anonymous “I am A Creative Being” <http://www.daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/728>
Anonymous “The Lost Art of Note Passing” <http://www.daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/287>
Kelly Smith “What is ‘Good’ Writing?” <http://daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/1696>
Emily Schikora “Literacy as Transformation” <http://daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/2835>
John McBrayer “Adventures in Reading” <http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/862>
Megan Ahern “Where is the Love” <http://www.daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/950>
Laura Rotheram “Almost Pretty” <http://daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/2920>
John LaMotte “From Ludacris to Shakespeare” <http://www.daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/649>
Lindsay Hearts “Lindsay Hearts’ Literacy Narrative <http://www.daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/1527>
Al Smith “Short Bus” <http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/1455>
Melanie Yergeau “Dropping out of High School” <http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/240>
Scott DeWitt “Staying in the Lines” <http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/488>
Karin Hooks “An Old Chalk Board” <http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/243>
Valerie Lee “Literacy Narrative <http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/610>
Darius Streets “My Introduction to Love” <http://daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/887>
Lauren Elder “The Literacy of Recipes” <http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/881>
Glen Armstrong “Music Narrative” <http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/576>
Terrance Tate “My Life” <http://www.daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/1147>
Tonya Adams “Mommy Daughter Library Stories” <http://www.daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/1186>

Multilingual/ESL/L2 Resources

Annah Marzia Zaidi  <http://daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/2170>
Kulsum Soonasra <http://daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/1082>
Hannah Keyung Lee <http://daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/436>
Yusuf Muhammed “Everyone has a Gift” <http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/539>
Sky Wang “Learn English as I Travel” <http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/933>
Deqa Mahammed “My Mother’s Struggle” <http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/592>
Viral Patel “Literacy Soundtrack <http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DALN/913>
Sofia Gomez “Early Language Education”  <http://daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/915>
Debleena Biswas “A Toast” <http://www.daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/417>
Anonymous “Literacy Narrative of a Deaf Korean Graduate Student” <http://www.daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/22>
Randall Freisinger “Dead Language” <http://daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/105>
Keunho Shin “Studying with TV”  <http://www.daln.osu.edu/handle/2374.DALN/920>

Sample Assignments

Berea College Literacy Narrative Assignment (submitted by Dr. Libby Falk Jones) | [PDF]

Teachers Resource Package

Teachers Resource Package (for public school teachers)


Angrosino, Michael. "Conducting a Life History Interview"
Fleischer, Cathy. "Literacy Narratives"
King, Julie. "Literacy Narratives: Working with Parents"
Truesdell, Barbara. "Oral History Techniques: How to Organize and Conduct Oral History Interviews"
Shopes, Linda. "What is Oral History?"
Walsh, Jennifer. "Literacy Narratives, Knowing Students"
Williams, Bronwyn. "Heros, Rebels, and Victims: Student Identitites in Literacy Narratives"

Sample Community Projects

Literacy in the Black Church Autumn 2011(Columbus, Ohio)

Literacy in the Black Church Autumn 2012 (Columbus, Ohio)

Interactive map of participating churches

Toolkit and Templates for Student-Created Exhibits

Sample Student Exhibit: Natalie Arkfeld's "The Effects of (insert sponsor here) on Literacy"

Toolkit and Templates for Student-Created Exhibits

Policy Statements

The DALN Policy Statement on Metadata