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Writing the Threads of Our Lives: Stories from a Bilingual Family Writing Project

Culturally Sustaining and Revitalizing Pedagogies

ISBN: 978-1-78441-261-6, eISBN: 978-1-78441-260-9

ISSN: 1479-3687

Publication date: 5 June 2017

Abstract

This chapter discusses a family writing project that a third and fourth grade English Language Development (ELD) teacher created with and for her students and families. The project took place within a state with English-only mandates, restrictive curriculum, and harsh anti-immigrant politics. The author outlines the ways that the project worked to disrupt the restrictive policies to honor and celebrate the cultures, languages, and ways of knowing and students and families by inviting them to write and share stories from their lived experiences.

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Flores, T.T. (2017), "Writing the Threads of Our Lives: Stories from a Bilingual Family Writing Project", Culturally Sustaining and Revitalizing Pedagogies (Advances in Research on Teaching, Vol. 29), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 209-223. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-368720150000029018

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