By Alejandro Soto

Dear English Teacher, My name is Alejandro Soto, I am a sophomore at Metro Early College high school. Throughout my reading courses, I have experienced many accounts of boredom, and felt no real connection to the materials taught in most of my reading courses. Personally, my cultural background and my families are very diverse, givingContinue reading “By Alejandro Soto”

By Muji Lai

Dear English Teacher, In a 1998 Stanford University study, researchers studied a group of African-American 11th-grade English students, observing how they reacted to reading texts written by African-American authors, in place of the traditional canonical texts by white authors. They found that students who were previously failing were able to strengthen their overall literacy testContinue reading “By Muji Lai”