As I read through August's piece, I wrote down connections to Rodriguez, Collier, Meyer, Kozol and Deplit.
"Using the stuff of their out-of-school lives, students create oral texts, thus practicing a discourse that is valued in school (Cazden, 2001, p. 20). " This quote reminds me of the Rodriguez/Collier read. Instead of hiding their home life, it should be embraced. Students will gain self-worth and show pride in their background, while learning.