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Reading Response: Alexie and Tan

1) Who/what served as sponsors of literacy in Alexie’s upbringing?

2) In what ways is Alexie a superhero? Is literacy a superpower? (Compare with Malcolm X.) 84 more words

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Reading Response: Brandt and Malcolm X

1) What are “sponsors of literacy”? Try to explain them in your own words.

2) Raymond Branch and Dora Lopez grew up in the same town. 101 more words

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Reading Response: Lamott & Sommers

Write your responses on your new blog.

1) Have you ever been told before that it’s okay to write poorly? In her advice, Lamott gives you as a writer permission to write badly in order to write well. 114 more words

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Reading Response: Grant-Davie's "Rhetorical Situations and Their Constituents"

Write your responses to these questions on your new blog after we set them up Tuesday (1/20) in lab.

1) Rhetoric is one of those big, confusing abstract words–like freedom, happiness, and love–for which, if you asked 100 people what it means, you might get 100 different defintions. 60 more words

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Reading Response: Strasser, "Writing What Matters"

As or after you read Emily Strasser’s essay, “Writing What Matters,” please respond to these questions. You can write your responses in the comment box below. 122 more words

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Farun Stories Reading Order

Greetings! You know, there’s a page I was just working on, and I realized that it doesn’t get looked at very much. Allow me to mention it. 209 more words


Common Core, I SMITE THEE!


I had many, MANY requests from teachers for an educator’s guide for UNDERTOW. After much procrastinating (and perhaps rolling around on the floor, pitching a hissy fit), I finally sat down and made one. 87 more words