Volume 30, No.1 - Fall 2015

Volume 30, No.1 - Fall 2015
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Cuentos del corazón/Stories from the Heart

An after-school writing project for bilingual students and their families

Second graders and their families write together, countering Arizona’s English-only, segregated, and anti-immigrant school policies.

Cuentos del corazón/Stories from the Heart

Cuentos del corazón

Un proyecto de escritura después de clases para los estudiantes bilingües y sus familias

Los estudiantes de segundo grado escriben junto con sus familias, desafiando las políticas monolingües, anti-inmigrantes, y de segregación de Arizona.

Cuentos del corazón

English-Only to the Core

What the Common Core means for emergent bilingual youth

Is the Common Core better than current approaches to English language learners—or the next salvo in more than a decade of attacks on bilingual programs?

English-Only to the Core

“¿Qué es deportar?”

Teaching from students’ lives

An early elementary school teacher realizes she needs to dump the scripted curriculum and basal reader, find Latina/o literature in Spanish, and make space for her students’ thoughts and feelings.

“¿Qué es deportar?”

“¿Qué es deportar?”

Enseñar a partir de las vidas de los estudiantes

Una maestra de primaria se da cuenta que debe dejar a un lado el guión y la antología de su currículo para encontrar literatura latina en español y abrir un espacio a las vidas de sus estudiantes.

“¿Qué es deportar?”
Features

Who Made the New Deal?

Part I: What Caused the Great Depression?

High school students play the Widget Boom Game to understand how overproduction and underconsumption helped cause the Great Depression.

Who Made the New Deal?

Baby Mamas in Literature and Life

Inspired by students’ responses to her own pregnancy, a high school English teacher develops a unit based on teen pregnancy and motherhood—rejecting the usual deficit-based narrative of teen parenting.

Baby Mamas in Literature and Life

A Midsummer Night’s Gender Diversity

Middle schoolers explore how Shakespeare plays with gender expression and expectations in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

A Midsummer Night’s Gender Diversity

The Hidden Agenda of High School Assemblies

A high school teacher realizes that, despite her school’s diverse student body, the students on the stage at assemblies are virtually all white and male. She sets out to understand why and to change the pattern.

The Hidden Agenda of High School Assemblies
Departments
Letter from the Editors

Bilingual Education: Stories from the Heart

Good Stuff

Beyond Magenta