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 8.

#4: excerpts from Learning to Read by Malcolm X for discussion of motivation and curiosity. In conversation on page 8.


#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. In conversation on page 10.


#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. In conversation on page 10.


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 11.

#8: Writing in Academic Communities by Thomas Deans for discussing the rhetorical traditions of different cultural and disciplinary Discourse Communities. In conversation on page 14.

#9: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of our Nation by John Lewis for analyzing author, audience and purpose; collaborative annotating. In conversation on on page 14.

#10: Message from White Eagle, Hopi elder on 3/16/2020 for analyzing author, audience and purpose; collaborative annotating. In conversation on on page 14.


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 20.

#12: Revision Strategy: HOCs to LOCs developed by Jolie Goorjian for tangible steps in prioritizing your “Revision Plan.” In conversation on page 22.


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 25.


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 37.

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