During my activities where students write stories about their own lives, the content specifically focuses on their encounters with racism, sexism, homophobia. We did the exercises in vignette format just like in the book, Reading, Writing, and Rising Up by Linda Christensen. They read the story “Hair” and the story by Deron Guice, and it resonated with them so much!
Teaching Guide. By Linda Christensen. 314 pages. 2017, 2nd edition. Rethinking Schools.
Lessons for teaching a range of writing genres while addressing social justice themes.