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Reader Response: Pat Mora and James Welch Reader Response: Keith Gilyard and Mourning Dove Inquiry: Rudolfo Anaya and James Baldwin Inquiry: Inquiry: Tomás Rivera and Esmeralda Santiago Cultural Studies: Ishmael Reed and Graciela Limón Cultural Studies: N. Scott Momaday and Russell Leong Critical Pedagogy: Octavia E. Butler and Ruthanne Lum McCunn Critical Pedagogy: Abiodun Oyewole and Lawson Fusao Inada
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Session 1 Cultural Studies: Pat Mora and James Welch - Lesson Plans

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This section includes summaries of the lessons featured in the video programs. The lessons explore the literature through a reader-response approach.

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Session 1: Reader Response: Pat Mora
Alfredo Lujan uses a reader-response approach to explore the poetry of Pat Mora. The students write and present their own poems in response to the works in Mora's collection My Own True Name. By arranging for students to share their poetry at a local café, Lujan honors their writing as a way to communicate with each other as well as with the larger community.

Session 1: Reader Response: James Welch
Greg Hirst uses a reader-response approach by asking students to recognize that -- for personal reasons -- they are drawn to certain phrases and aspects of literature. In this lesson, Hirst helps his students to understand James Welch's work by getting them to focus on specific words that they find compelling and significant.

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