Finding Our Voices:CreatingPlace and Space for StudentVoiceTeresa Bunner   Academic Specialist   Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate
Blue Ribbon Mentor- AdvocateWho are we?What is our goal?Who are our students?blueribbonmentors.org
Research Behind SWI“There is sufficient evidence to argue that both culturally responsivepedagogy and positive racial iden...
Dr. Tatum’s AAAMSLI5 weeksVarious genresExplicit discussion of raceApplication processStipend, lunch, transportationhttp:/...
BRSWI4 days10 studentsStipend, lunchRequired to submit at least one final pieceAuthor Skype visithttp://brswi.weebly.com/
Blue Ribbon Summer Writing InstituteJuly 17, 2012Day 1- Finding Our VoicesSign in/ Writing Survey             10min       ...
A-Ha’s And Reflections                        Day 1- Worksheet Moment                Text is more than written word on the...
Its seeing the universe open up right before your eyes, As the stars and planets swirl into one.Make a wish,There it is,Fl...
My slim hands are not meant to hold the whole world.So, when you ask me what would I become?I cannot tell you what I don’t...
Yo soy de miles de plantas hermosas                                                              De limonada fresca       ...
Student FeedbackWhat activity did you find most helpful?       “...getting feedback from the group.”       “Talking to wri...
This Summer...3 weeksCredit recovery or stipendLunch, better access to technologyKelly Starling Lyons and Matt de la Pena ...
Possible mentor texts: “Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros  “Theme for English B” by Langston Hugh...
Questions?Contact Info:Teresa Bunnertbunner@chccs.k12.nc.us
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Finding our voices

  1. 1. Finding Our Voices:CreatingPlace and Space for StudentVoiceTeresa Bunner Academic Specialist Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate
  2. 2. Blue Ribbon Mentor- AdvocateWho are we?What is our goal?Who are our students?blueribbonmentors.org
  3. 3. Research Behind SWI“There is sufficient evidence to argue that both culturally responsivepedagogy and positive racial identity promote academic achievementand resilience... “ Mary Stone Hanley and George Noblit. 2009. Cultural Responsiveness, Racial Idenity, and Academic Success: A Review of the Literature.“Historically, African American reading and writing were collaborative actsinvolving a wide range of texts that held social, economic, personal, politicalor spiritual significance.” Alfred W. Tatum.2009. Reading for Their Life:Rebuilding the Textual Lineages of African American Males.
  4. 4. Dr. Tatum’s AAAMSLI5 weeksVarious genresExplicit discussion of raceApplication processStipend, lunch, transportationhttp://aaamsli5.blogspot.com/
  5. 5. BRSWI4 days10 studentsStipend, lunchRequired to submit at least one final pieceAuthor Skype visithttp://brswi.weebly.com/
  6. 6. Blue Ribbon Summer Writing InstituteJuly 17, 2012Day 1- Finding Our VoicesSign in/ Writing Survey 10min Read: 20minGroup Agreements Mango Street 10min Harlem Write: A place I knowWriter’s Notebooks/Tools 10min Our WebsiteWH Graffiti Writing: Autobiography 15min 60min poem, prose, graphic- you chooseTED video- Sarah Kay 20min Share out/Line cards 15minRead: 25min Read: You Don’t Know Me“Where I’m From” Share Sharon’s booksWrite: words, phrases about where I amfromMy Name“Names/Nombres”Write: my name ideasLUNCH
  7. 7. A-Ha’s And Reflections Day 1- Worksheet Moment Text is more than written word on the page “Real” authors are importantI have more to learn from my students at times than they have to learn from me Time to write, time to write, time to write
  8. 8. Its seeing the universe open up right before your eyes, As the stars and planets swirl into one.Make a wish,There it is,Flying through the night’s sky,A shooting star come to bless us as it passes by.(rest of student work deleted by Teresa Bunner. YouDo not have permission to copy or reprint this work)
  9. 9. My slim hands are not meant to hold the whole world.So, when you ask me what would I become?I cannot tell you what I don’t see.So, when you ask me questions that even I can’t see clear. But I’ll tell you what I have imaginedalready.(sample of student work only. No permission granted to copy or reprint)
  10. 10. Yo soy de miles de plantas hermosas De limonada fresca Yo soy de el jardín hermosa de mi abuelita Lleno de floresI am from hundreds of beautiful plants. From fresh lemonade coloridasI am from Nana’s beautiful garden, Full of colorful flowers Que regabamos con agua todos los diasWe watered every day. Yo soy de un arbol de limonesI am from a lemon tree Decorado con limones grandes, verdes y jugosos Todos listosDecorated by big, green, juicy lemons Ready to be picked. para ser deshilachados (Sample only of student work. No permission granted to reprint or copy for use)
  11. 11. Student FeedbackWhat activity did you find most helpful? “...getting feedback from the group.” “Talking to wriers and sharing our stories” What suggestions do you have for improvement? “Make it longer” “More time” “Recruit more people”
  12. 12. This Summer...3 weeksCredit recovery or stipendLunch, better access to technologyKelly Starling Lyons and Matt de la Pena as writers in residenceRequired readingMin. of 2 pieces submitted
  13. 13. Possible mentor texts: “Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros “Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes Ellen’s Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons “Ain’t I a Woman?” by Sojourner Truth “Inside Out” from The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jimenez “Discovering Books” from Black Boy by Richard Wright “Learning to Read and Write” from Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Night by Elie Wiesel ‘IU” by Tavis Smiley “Behind Bars” an excerpt from Monster by Walter Dean Myers Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford “Learning to Read” from The Autobiograhy of Malcolm X “If” by Rudyard Kipling “Miss Rosie” by Lucille Clifton “Federico’s Ghost” by Martín Espada Books by Matt de la Peña
  14. 14. Questions?Contact Info:Teresa Bunnertbunner@chccs.k12.nc.us

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