March 14

 Use your notes from your in-class Book Talk to write a summary/response to Baca’s “Coming Into Language”.  Begin with title, author, subject and purpose.  Then, transition to include the information you gathered about important scenes and connections to other texts within the anthology.  I have included a model to help you get started. While your details will be different, the format should be similar.


Ex:  In Jimmy Santiago Vaca’s excerpt, “Coming Into Language”, the narrator describes how he became interested in reading and writing.  Vaca did not take a traditional route to becoming an author. He was still “reading” picture books at seventeen. His road to literacy began only after he discovered a book on Chicano history.

(Now, describe one to two scenes; include one to two golden lines and make at least one connection to another essay in the anthology).  (2 to 3 paragraphs).




March 8

Reading Reflection English 101A, Spring 2018

Think about your experiences with reading in school.  Jot down some memories on a separate sheet of paper.  Then, write in the space below a short narrative that would help a reader understand how you feel about reading and why you feel that way. No more than 3 paragraphs.


Be sure to proofread for run-ons.  Make sure you punctuate your sentences correctly once you finish.