Academic Literacy (Video)

Preparing All Students for Success in College and Beyond

In his book, Greater Expectations, Robin Turner, a high school English teacher in Anaheim, California, describes how he helps prepare the underrepresented -- predominantly Latino and African-American -- students in his class for the literacy challenges of higher education. In addition to sound literacy strategies Robin draws on principles from the Puente Project, creating personal and cultural connections that help students become more engaged and invested their work.

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In his book, Greater Expectations, Robin Turner, a high school English teacher in Anaheim, California, describes how he helps prepare the underrepresented -- predominantly Latino and African-American -- students in his class for the literacy challenges of higher education. In addition to sound literacy strategies Robin draws on principles from the Puente Project, creating personal and cultural connections that help students become more engaged and invested their work.

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About the Author(s)

Robin was inspired to become a teacher by his eleventh-grade English teacher. "He was genuine, caring, and had a great sense of humor. He was the most real teacher I've ever encountered," Robin recalls. "When I was a senior, he allowed me to be his T.A.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction 0:00-8:52 (8:52)
  • University Essays 8:52-13:55 (5:03)
  • Community Leadership Writing 13:55-25:15 (11:20)
  • Lead Sentences 25:15-28:55 (3:40)
  • College Bound 28:55-34:00 (6:05)

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-12
Media: 34 minutes, 1 disc + viewing guide
Year: 2007
Item No: 0760
ISBN: 978-157110-760-2

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