- Questions, comments, concerns...
- Discuss Malcolm X reading
- Reading Strategies
- Locating Quotes and Writing Responses
Genres of Writing
- personal narrative
- response papers
- research reports
- field observations
- multimodal and visual projects
- creative writing
Discussion on "Learning to Read"
- How does Malcolm X define literacy?
- How does this definition compare to school-based literacy?
- Responses and Perspectives
Reading Strategies These are techniques to foster a better understanding for reading.
- Teach critical reading overtly: "When you read this, think about XXX." Give a purpose to reading.
- Questioning: prompts, quizzes, etc.
- Modeling: Reading aloud in class. Talk about how you're reading. What are you thinking? "think aloud protocol"
- Intensive Strategies: Reading guides built of statements, not questions.
- Discourse Synthesis
Locate and apply Intensive Strategy to a quote:
For example, let's say that while we were reading Malcolm X's words, we found this quote to be interesting:
Malcolm X expresses, "In fact, prison enabled me to study far more intensively than I would have if my life had gone differently and I had attended some college?" (360)
- Introduce topic or idea. Each person has their own distinct interpretation and perspective.
- Utilize quote
- Explain quote with connection, example, or experience
Frame "The Joy of Reading and Writing" by Sherman Alexie (pg. 362-366)
Reminders for Thursday, January 30:
- Read "The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me" by Sherman Alexie