Cummins, J., Bismilla, V., Chow, P., Cohen, S., Giampapa, F., Leoni, L., …Sastri

Cummins, J., Bismilla, V., Chow, P., Cohen, S., Giampapa, F., Leoni, L., …Sastri, P. (n.d.). ELL students speak for themselves: identity texts and literacy engagement in multilingual classrooms. https://research.steinhardt.nyu.edu/scmsAdmin/media/users/ccm246/Haynes_2010/ELLidentityTexts.pdf
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This article is also included in this Unit’s reading list. Write a short paper on ‘identity texts’.
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Please address the following:
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Examine whether there is value in using ‘identity texts’ with students. When and how would you use them?
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Examine the academic and social benefits of ‘identity texts’ and whether there are challenges to employing this strategy.
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Whether you are bilingual or monolingual, if you had been given the opportunity to write using ‘identity text’, would it have made a difference in the early stages of education? Explain.
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