In class today we discussed active reading strategies, and culturally relevant pedagogy. We watched a TED Talk by Chimamanda Andichie, called “The Danger of the Single Story.” Then we reviewed all of the poems posted on our Google Map, sharing how they tell our multiple stories of teaching in NYC.
We tried out a pre-reading strategy described in Kylene Beers’ book, called “Tea Party.” In this strategy, everyone is given a card with words/phrases from the text they are about to read. Students rotate partners, each time sharing their predictions about the text. Then, we engaged in a Round Robin reading of “My Name,” from The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros. Finally, we listened to Cisneros read the passage herself.
We also began an interesting conversation on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.
Power Point: EDLIT755 Session 7
Handout: EDLIT755 MyName