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Work is focused exclusively on American adolescent malesby introducing them to the concept Textual Lineage I am completely on board the concept of Textual Lineage I am completely on board Tatum s idea of carefully considering a text before you se it in class he pushes instructors to se enabling texts texts that build resiliency in African American male students which is something I subconsciously tried to do but will now be much intentional about While I value his theory I wish his book had examples of how to apply this in the classroom Still I m happy I read it for the simple reminder of the responsibility that teachers have in not only teaching skills but in encouraging confidence resilience and passion for issues in our students and sing texts as vehicles for achieving that Tatum is really on to something with his "Institutes For African American Adolescent Boys And "for African American adolescent boys and ideas about enabling texts and creating textual lingeag I really enjoyed reading this book As much as this book focuses on African American adolescent males and literacy I believe that the book s implications extend beyond this small group of students All teachers should be aware of how their particular practices may hinder benefit or not work for certain groups of students After reading this book I now know that for most African American adolescent males struggling to study literacy their education needs to be completely rethought 3 stars because I felt like this read way like a dissertation than a how to for teacher. Ningful texts at the core of a challenging curriculum engage readers in the curriculum through essential Smitten uestions writing and self assessment African American males are not engaged in a great conspiracy to fail themselves writes Tatum They continue tonderperform in school as they wait for educators to get it right Join Alfred Tatum se Reading for Their Life and strive for a way to sueeze enabling texts for every ounce of possibility they contain for advancing the literacy development of African American adolescent malesGet information on the state of education for African American males read Yes We Can The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education. This text s primary focus is on shifting our philosophical approach to educating African American adolescent males Although Tatum shares a few instructional practice ideas there s not much meat here as far as designing curriculum I believe the lack of practice ideas is intentional as one of Tatum s over arching arguments is that we do not need to teach African American adolescent males any differently than we teach any other students Instead of practice Tatum shares his thinking on how and why we are nderserving African American adolescent males and ideas for how we can 1898 use powerful texts to engage and enable African American adolescent malesI would say this text is incredibly important for every educator to read however you need to knowpfront "THAT WHAT YOU LL FIND IN "what you ll find in text is not curriculum ideas but seeds for revolutionizing your thinking about students This was a recommended text for teachers for nit 2 of our 6th grade curriculum Even though it was recommended the district wasn t ready to pay for it so I bought it off The author made me feel both dumb and empowered He approaches reading differently than I do with different strategies He s obviously read African American literature than I For years though I ve felt like there was that I could do I think he gave me some of the tools I needI ve been left with lots to ponder I also have a long list of books to order for my classroom and to read for my own edification This is not just about ins. Because African American adolescent males and face their own challenges they must identify texts that mark their times and Their Lives If We lives If we opportunities for this to happen they will not only begin to trust the texts they will begin to trust s too Then maybe we'll hear one of them say Education is on our side ' or 'I Lay My Burden Down used to keep it gutter but now I am all good' This is my hope Alfred Tatum No reading strategy no literacy program no remediation will close the achievement gap for adolescent African American males These efforts will continue to fail our students says Alfred Tatumntil reading instruction is anchored in meaningful texts that build academic and per. Reading for Their LifeTruction it s also about culture This is such an important book and Tatum s discussion of textual lineage may be my final exam Vérité (Love at Center Court, uestionwhat books matter to you have significance to you as a reader shaped your life and your reading helped you think about your life were the roadmaps for being doing thinking acting I don tnderstand his graphic organizers of this concept but I love the Idea Of Asking Students of asking students students about those books that make a differenceI would love to see Tatum in the classroom You can tell from his writing that he s fierce and demanding and supportive You can see he means it when he says It "S Not About Their Literacy "not about their literacy it s about their lives I loved reading his creative short stories and poems as well He truly is a teacher who walks the walk I woul challenge teachers to find those texts that matter to all students African American males included Let no one or nothing make you a poor teacher needs to be engraved in the walls of every teachers lounge so we can remember what s at stakeHe challenges s to do our best work and to expect our students best work as well It is not our skin color that interrupts effective literacy instruction but how we view the role of literacy instruction in schoolsReading the sonnet was less about Shakespeare s survival than it was about his the student s ownWe need to achieve a balance between strat This is a well researched piece that shows how teachers can help all students although this. Sonal resiliency inside and outside schoolIn Reading for Their Life Tatum takes a bold step beyond Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males He shows how teachers can encourage adolescent African American males to connect with reading by defining who they are through textual lineages texts with significance carefully chosen for instruction because they are seful to young black males and because they matter With works ranging from Up from Slavery and Sounder to the contemporary Handbook for Boys Tatum helps youunderstand what adolescent African American male readers need select enabling texts that have worked in Tatum's own teaching build textual lineages by putting mea.