Supplemental Readings

Chapter 1: A Mindset for Learning

#1: Who’s Asking? by Alfie Kohn for discussion of curiosity, motivation, grades, and learning. In conversation on page 3.

#2: How to Tame a Wild Tongue by Gloria Anzaldua for discussion of cultural difference and the importance of language, identity, and learning. In conversation on page 7.

#3: Mother Tongue by Amy Tan for discussion of learning, language, and discrimination, stereotype threat. In conversation on page 7.

#4: excerpts from Learning to Read by Malcolm X for discussion of motivation and curiosity. In conversation on page 7.


#5: The Dropout Dilemma by Jonathan Whitbourne for discussion of First Generation and other student strategies to get involved and learn experientially to bolster your chances of success and fulfillment.


#6: “The College Dropout Crisis” by David Leonhardt and Sahil Chinoy for discussion of the university’s role in supporting students, and students’ role in advocating for themselves.


Chapter 2: Strategies for Reading

#7: The Importance of the Act of Reading by Paulo Freire for Reading Difficult Texts, discussion of reading the world and importance of experience/connections. In conversation on page 9.

#8: Writing in Academic Communities by Thomas Deans for discussing the rhetorical traditions of different cultural and disciplinary Discourse Communities. In conversation on page 11.

#9: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of our Nation by John Lewis for analyzing author, audience and purpose; collaborative annotating. In conversation on page 11.

#10: Message from White Eagle, Hopi elder on 3/16/2020 for analyzing author, audience and purpose; collaborative annotating. In conversation on page 11.


Chapter 3: The Writing Process

#11: excerpts from Revision Strategies of Student Writers and Experienced Adult Writers by Nancy Sommers for metacognitive awareness of ourselves as writers. In conversation on page 16.

#12: Revision Strategy: HOCs to LOCs developed by Jolie Goorjian for tangible steps in prioritizing your “Revision Plan.” In conversation on page 18.


Chapter 4: The Art of Rhetoric

#13: Should Writers Use They Own English? by Vershawn Ashanti Young for analyzing author’s rhetorical appeals and language choices for his audience. In conversation on page 21.


Chapter 5: The Inquiry Mindset

#14: Why Historical Thinking is NOT about History by Sam Wineburg for a real look at the importance of analyzing the credibility of your online sources. In conversation on page 30.

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