Reading for Their Life [E–pub New]

Reading or Their LifeThis text s primary ocus is on shifting our philosophical approach to educating African American adolescent males Although Tatum shares a ew instructional practice ideas there s not much meat here as ar as designing curriculum I believe the lack of practice ideas is intentional as one of Tatum s over arching arguments is that we do not ideas is intentional as one of Tatum s over arching arguments is that we do not to teach African American adolescent males any differently than we teach any other students Instead of practice Tatum shares his teach any other students Instead of practice Tatum shares his on how and why we are underserving African American adolescent males and ideas High Heat for how we can use powerful texts to engage and enable African American adolescent malesI would say this text is incredibly importantor every educator to read however you need to know upfront that what you ll ind in this text is not curriculum ideas but seeds or revolutionizing your thinking about students This was a recommended text or teachers or unit 2 of our 6th grade curriculum Even though it was recommended the district wasn t ready to pay or it so I bought it off The author made me eel both dumb and empowered He approaches reading differently than I do with different strategies He s obviously read African American literature than I For years though I ve elt like there was that I could do I think he gave me some of the tools I needI ve been left with lots to ponder he gave me some of the tools I needI ve been left with lots to ponder also have a long list of books to order or my classroom and to read or my own edification This is not just about instruction it s also about culture This is such an important book and Tatum s discussion of textual lineage may be my inal exam uestionwhat books matter to you have significance to you as a reader shaped your life and your reading helped you think about your life were the roadmaps Lots of Hearts for being doing thinking acting I don t understand hi. Because African American adolescent males andace their own challenges they must identify texts that mark their times and their lives If we create opportunities or this to happen they will not only begin to trust the texts they will begin to trust us too Then maybe we'll hear one of them say Education is on our side ' or 'I used to keep it gutter but now I am all good' This is my hope Alfred Tatum No reading strategy no literacy program no remediation will close the achievement gap or adolescent African American males These efforts will continue to ail our students says Alfred Tatum until reading instruction is anchored in meaningful texts that build academic and per. ,


Fore you use it in class he pushes instructors to use enabling texts texts that build resiliency in African American male students pushes instructors to use enabling texts texts that build resiliency in African American male students is something I subconsciously tried to do but will now be much intentional about While I value his theory I wish his book had examples of how to apply this in the classroom Still I m happy I read it or the simple reminder of the responsibility that teachers have
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not only skills but in encouraging confidence resilience and passion Don't Hex with Texas for issues in our students and using texts as vehiclesor achieving that Tatum is really on to something with his institutes or African American adolescent boys and his ideas about enabling texts and creating textual lingeages I like the act that this book exists that researchers are studying and taking action steps Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation forwith a demographic that in my opinion through my experiences is in the most precarious socioeconomiceducational situation At times this bookelt like a personal platform or Tatum to share his own experiences and revelations read poetry and that s not an entirely bad thing Education professionals would do well to pick it up However And Use It and use it explore their own approaches and assumptions about African American adolescent males I really enjoyed reading this book As much as this book ocuses on African American adolescent males and literacy I believe that the book s implications extend beyond this small group of students All teachers should be aware of how their particular practices may hinder benefit or not work Bunco Babes Tell All for certain groups of students After reading this book I now know thator most African American adolescent males struggling to study literacy their education needs to be completely rethought 3 stars because I Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi felt like this read way like a dissertation than a how toor teacher. Ningful texts at the core of a challenging curriculum engage readers in the curriculum through essential uestions writing and self assessment African American males are not engaged in a great conspiracy to Bringing the Outside In fail themselves writes Tatum They continue to underperform in school as they waitor educators to get it right Join Alfred Tatum use Reading or Their Life and strive or a way to sueeze enabling texts or every ounce of possibility they contain or advancing the literacy development of African American adolescent malesGet information on the state of education or African American males read Yes We Can The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education.
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