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Ineage may be my final exam estionwhat 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 for being doing thinking acting I don t nderstand his graphic organizers of this concept but I love the idea of asking stu It is not our skin color that
INTERRUPTS EFFECTIVE LITERACY INSTRUCTION BUT HOW WE VIEW THE effective literacy instruction but how we view the of literacy instruction in schoolsReading the sonnet was less about Shakespeare s survival than it was about his the student s ownWe need to achieve a balance between strategies that enable and texts that engageAfrican American males are not engaged in a great conspiracy to fail themselvesFour Platforms for Progress Defining self Becoming resilient Engaging others Building capacityTatum has the literacy framework as well as the strategies to help any willing educator support any learner but especially and most specifically African American adolescent males build textual lineages that bring them identity resilience relationships and agency This is a well researched piece that shows how teachers can help all students although this work is focused exclusively on African American adolescent malesby introducing them to the concept of Textual Lineage I am completely on board with Tatum s idea of carefully considering a text before you se it in class he pushes instructors to se enabling texts texts that build resiliency in African American male
students which is something I subconsciously tried to do but will now be much intentional about While which is something I subconsciously tried to do but will now be much intentional about While value his Sonal resiliency inside and outside schoolIn Reading for Their Life Tatum takes a bold step beyond Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males He shows how teachers can encourage adolescent African American males to connect with reading by defining who they are through textual lineages texts with significance carefully chosen for instruction because they are seful to young black males and because they matter With works ranging from Up from Slavery and Sounder to the contemporary Handbook for Boys Tatum helps youunderstand what adolescent African American male readers need select enabling texts that have worked in Tatum's own teaching build textual lineages by putting mea. .
This text s primary focus is on shifting our philosophical approach to educating African American adolescent males Although Tatum shares a few instructional practice ideas there s not *much meat here as far as designing curriculum I believe the lack of practice ideas is *meat here as far as designing curriculum I believe the lack of practice ideas is as one of Tatum s over arching arguments is that we do not need to teach African American adolescent males any differently than we teach any other students Instead of practice Tatum shares his thinking on how and why we are nderserving African American adolescent males and ideas for how we can se powerful texts to engage and enable African American adolescent malesI would say this text is incredibly important for every educator to read however you need to know pfront
THAT WHAT YOU LL FIND INwhat you ll find in text is not curriculum ideas but seeds for revolutionizing your thinking about students This was a recommended text for teachers for nit 2 of our 6th grade curriculum Even though it was recommended the district wasn t ready to pay for it so I bought it off The author made me feel 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 felt 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 I also have a long list of books to order for my classroom and to read for 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 Because African American adolescent males and face their own challenges they must identify texts that mark their times and their lives If we create opportunities for this to happen they will not only begin to trust the texts they will begin to trust Leaders Eat Last us too Then maybe we'll hear one of them say Education is on our side ' or 'Ised 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 for adolescent African American males These efforts will continue to fail our students says Alfred Tatum ntil reading instruction is anchored in meaningful texts that build academic and per. Heory I wish his book had examples of how to apply this in the classroom Still I m happy I read it for the simple reminder of the responsibility that teachers have in not only teaching skills but in encouraging confidence resilience and passion for issues in our students and sing texts as vehicles for achieving
THAT TATUM IS REALLY ON TO WITH HISTatum really on to something with his for African American adolescent boys and his ideas about enabling texts and creating textual lingeages I like the fact that this book exists that researchers are studying and taking action steps forwith a demographic that in my opinion through my experiences is in the most precarious socioeconomiceducational situation At times this book felt like a personal platform for 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 The New Competition up however andse it to explore their own approaches and assumptions about African American adolescent males I really enjoyed reading this book As much as this book focuses 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 For Certainwork for certain of students After reading this book I now know that for most African American adolescent males struggling to study literacy their education needs to be completely rethought 3 stars because I felt like this read way like a dissertation than a how to for teachers. Ningful texts at the core of a challenging curriculum engage readers in the curriculum through essential Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller uestions writing and self assessment African American males are not engaged in a great conspiracy to fail themselves writes Tatum They continue tonderperform in school as they wait for educators to get it right Join Alfred Tatum se Reading for Their Life and strive for a way to sueeze enabling texts for every ounce of possibility they contain for advancing the literacy development of African American adolescent malesGet information on the state of education for African American males read Yes We Can The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education. ,