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.

File 10.3

  • Read short chapter
  • Discuss "Discussion Questions" in small groups, then as a class.

American Tongues

  • 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

Feb 18

  • 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

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