chapters 1-2 of Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderlands/La Frontera.

Read Journal Prompts to write a Reading Journal about chapters 1-2 of Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderlands/La Frontera.

1. Write a 1-2 paragraph summary of the reading.

2. Create 3-5 questions that you have about the reading. These can be rather straightfoward, asking about things you are unclear about or don’t fully understand. Ex. “What exactly were the opportunities that Bill Gates had which contributed to his success?”

3. Create 3-4 discussion questions that could lead to an interesting conversation, not fact-based yes or no questions. For example, a discussion question about Outliers might be, “What does the 10,000 hour rule imply about any person’s possibility of becoming a “genius”?” This is a much better question than “Did the 10,000 hour rule apply to musicians?”

4. In 1-2 paragraphs write down the fruits of your discussion. What are the most interesting ideas, reactions, comments, and analysis you discussed and came up together? What do you want to share with the class from your discussion?

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