Your Literacy Sponsors
• What are a few major
literacy sponsors in your
• Did they promote or deter
your literacy acquisition?
• List them and explain them
to your group.
Deborah Brandt tells us that literacy
sponsors “are any agents, local or
distant, concrete or abstract, who
enable, support, teach, or model, as
well as recruit, regulate, suppress, or
withhold literacy—and gain advantage
by it in some way” (2). Examples might
include parents, schools, friends,
mentors, organizations, books, and