Homework due Feb 11
- Interview/Observation report due Feb. 11
- Research topic choice due Feb. 11
- Students' Right to Their Own Language, Conference on College Composition and Communication, p. 1-23
- TDW Anzaldua (329-339)
- TDW Bernstein (417-428)
- Jaffe, "Changing Perceptions, and Ultimately Practices, of BW Instructors through the Familia Approach" in Teaching Writing with Latino/a Students, p. 169-190
- Post reading response 4
Homework If you're handing in a paper copy, please hand in your interview/observation report & topic choice.
- Read short chapter
- Discuss "Discussion Questions" in small groups, then as a class.
- Demonstrates dialect variation in the USA
Discussion of Readings
- Anzaldua and STROL directly address dialect/language variation and identity.
- Bernstein & STROL address how the educational system can alienate or fail dialect and/or second-language speakers.
- Jaffe & Bernstein speak directly about teaching strategies.
- How can these texts inform/improve your teaching? Especially as a teacher of English?
- Why does CCCC advocate that all teachers be educated (as you are being) about these issues of language difference?
- In what ways is the information we've discussed about American English true of all languages? Why?
- Lastly, what is the responsibility of the English teacher? (to society, to her/his students, to the institution, to her/his colleagues?)
W6: BW Research, History of the Field, Autonmous Literacy
- Post reading response 5
- Read BB intro by Adler-Kassner and Glau (online)
- Read "Basic Writing As A Political Act: Public Conversations About Writing and Literacies" by Linda Adler-Kassner and Susanmarie Harrington, pp. 1-60