WHAT TO POST
POST: Consider the reading we've done in Mike Rose's Lives on the Boundary, consider his experience as a student and a teacher, what he has to say about the optimal conditions for literacy instruction. Consider what he says about the aims of literacy instruction. Then consider our reading in another, similarly constructed memoir of educational experience by Victor Villanueva (Bootstraps: From an American Academic of Color). Similarly, consider Villanueva's discussion of his own history of literacy instruction as a student, his perspective on teaching and teachers of reading and writing. In 300 words, compare and contrast these two perspectives. In what ways do the seem to be saying the same thing? In what ways do they seem to differ--potentially not just in what they say but in how they say it. Are they telling hopeful stories? Angry stories? Frustrated stories? A bit of all three? But at different times? Ultimately, what do we understand about how we should be teaching reading and writing from these two authors?
REPLY: Once you've submitted your 300 word post, please select at least one other person to respond to. Keep your response to 150-200 words. Please don't just right "yeah, I totally agree."
WHEN TO POST (DEADLINES)
- You must post your 300 words by 7:30 at night on Monday, 30 September2019.
- You must have your 150-200 word reply completed by Wednesday, 2 October 2019.
HOW TO POST
TO POST: when you are ready to post your 300 words, simply click on the "comments" button in the top right or bottom left of this screen. A dialogue box will pop up.
Enter the identification information (your name, email) and then enter your 300 words in comment section. Click "submit" and you are done.
TO REPLY: Simply click the "reply" button at the bottom of any post or scroll all the way down to the last post to the "Leave a Reply" section. Fill out the dialogue boxes like you did for posting and click "submit."