NOTE: THIS IS FOR NEXT WEEK- FOR THIS THURSDAY, PLEASE SEE THE BLOG POST BELOW THIS ONE!
Please read the excerpt from Voices of the Self (below.) Please note that Gilyard is now a highly esteemed professor at Penn State. This excerpt comes from a book in which every other chapter is a narrative account of his educational experiences (as this is.) The alternating chapters are scholarly writing about literacy education for African American students, using his own experience as example.
If you have not read it yet, please take a look at “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan HERE
Before next week’s meeting, please also post your end comment on the student essay we reviewed in class as a comment on this post (just click “comment.”) Remember that in Minimal Marking, we usually keep it to 1-2 paragraphs. We write first what the student is doing well, and then we write what we (as a reader) feel like the essay is lacking– where could they improve– in this case, focus on a larger, global concern like organization or providing evidence. Finally, you can choose ONE (at most two) sentence-level concerns you’d like the student to focus on. Make sure you provide them resources to research this concern on their own!