Good day!

In class:

  • Questions, comments, concerns...
  • Discuss Malcolm X reading
  • Reading Strategies
  • Locating Quotes and Writing Responses

Genres of Writing

  • personal narrative
  • response papers
  • journals
  • research reports
  • field observations
  • proposals
  • multimodal and visual projects
  • creative writing

Literacy Narrative

  • jam

Discussion on "Learning to Read"


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.
a. Level 1: Reading the lines (main ideas) - true/false, factual information, w/page reference
b. Level 2: Read between the lines (inference) - This is valid or not. Provide evidence to support.
c. Level 3: Read beyond the lines. Students make connections to readings, course content or lived experience. Students must provide evidence to support.
  • 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