Reading together

Perusall logoWe’ll use Perusall to annotate and read together. Link here to Perusall.

Instructions for joining on the Week 1: Getting Situated page.

Writing together

We will our work in Currents to share and respond to ideas. Link Here (log in to Wildcat Mail first)

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Make Cycle 4

Make Cycle 4

photo of Gloria Anzaldua

Weeks 8 & 9: March 22-April 2

Make 4: Literacies as Multilingual

“Neither eagle nor serpent, but both.”–Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Thank you once again for the work you’re doing for our course. Your literacy interviews were so interesting! I really appreciate the range of people that you were able to interview and how much you learned from talking with your friends, family, former teachers, and classmates. Your analysis and insights were smart and often touching as well. Beautiful work y’all.

For this make cycle, we’ll pick up some of the ideas that came up in your interviews, specifically around multilingual literacies. I’m especially interested in us thinking through language ideologies through a literacy framework.

Tasks in a Nutshell (longer descriptions below)

  • Monday, March 22: Discover: Watch the videos below for examples of language ideologies. Then, find your own example: find an artifact (a TED talk, a film clip, policy document, etc) that highlights language ideologies. (We’ll do this portion asynchronously today and post in Currents.)
  • By Wednesday, March 24: Read: Gloria Anzaldúa’s “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” (comment in Perusall) and read Anthony Miranda’s “Toward What Aim?…”
  • Monday, March 29:We’ll do some writing together in class using one of the prompts below.
  • By Friday, April 2: Make: create an artifact that represents the ideas in this make cycle about literacy and multilingual ideologies. Suggestions below, but totally up to you.

Monday, March 22

Discover: 

For our discovery this make cycle, we’ll search for and share examples that highlight and celebrate language and literacy diversity.

  • Watch these videos before starting your own dive into the internet. Watching all four videos takes less than 15 minutes. ;-)
  • Asynchronous work today: Find an example of language ideologies (a policy document, a blog post or article, a video, a poem, a song, a tv episode or film clip) and share with us. Tell us why you chose this example: what does the artifact you’ve found highlight for us about literacy and ideologies about language? Share in Currents by midnight Monday, March 22. Explanation in the video below too:


By Wednesday, March 24

Read

Reminder of April-Baker Bell’s ideas:

And if you missed the webinar with Dr. Baker-Bell, Dr. Loya, and Dr, Trechter, or would like to see this again, here’s the recording below:

 


Monday, March 29:

Write: 

  • Summary/Reflect: Anzaldúa and our other texts. We’ll do some writing and discussing together in class and prep for our next Make. 
  • Choose from one of the following prompts (or let me know if you have another idea):
    • Does your family speak a language in addition to English at home? Does your family only speak in a language other than English at home? Do you speak a variety of languages? When do you decide to use different languages? Have you ever been cautious about when to speak in one language over another? Check out Marc’s essay, a freshman at Chico State, for a beautiful example.
    • What has been your experience with language in school? How about at Chico State? How about how you talk with friends versus your professors versus your work or family? How does your language and identity shift in these spaces?  
    • If you are a future teacher, reflect on Baker-Bell’s ideas and Miranda’s blog and the policy statement from NCTE: how can we support and celebrate language diversity? What do you look forward to as you work with multi languages and literacies? What concerns do you have about supporting students and celebrating language diversity?

By Friday, April 2 (a little more time in case you want to get creative and Wednesday is César Chávez Day):

Make:

Great example of a make for this cycle from Marc, who wrote the essay linked above and below. Could be interesting for you to to see how he moves from the essay to a film representation of the ideas.

 

  • How might you weave your languages together into an artifact? A blog, a poem, a film, or something else that weaves languages through the text?
  • You might do some reflective writing for this Make: choose from one of the following prompts (or let me know if you have another idea)
    • Does your family speak a language in addition to English at home? Does your family only speak in a language other than English at home? Do you speak a variety of languages? When do you decide to use different languages? Have you ever been cautious about when to speak in one language over another? Check out Marc’s essay, a freshman at Chico State, for a beautiful example.
    • What has been your experience with language in school? How about at Chico State? How about how you talk with friends versus your professors versus your work or family? How does your language and identity shift in these spaces?  
    • If you are a future teacher, reflect on Baker-Bell’s ideas and Miranda’s blog and the policy statement from NCTE: how can we support and celebrate language diversity? What do you look forward to as you work with multi languages and literacies? What concerns do you have about supporting students and celebrating language diversity?
  • What kind of art might you create?
  • What statement or policy might you create? Check out the recent policy statement from NCTE: “This Ain’t Another Statement! This is a DEMAND for Black Linguistic Justice!” What would be on your list of demands about language or literacies more broadly? Or what might you include in a statement for your classroom that would help students? 
  • You might try out writing a children’s book the celebrates language diversity (check out this easy to use platform for creating your story: Storyjumper)
  • How about your own slam poetry? Use the videos from our discovery as inspiration. Be brave y’all! ;-)