Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
The case study conducted was made up of 9 freshmen and sophomore Latino/a studentâ€™s from a high school in East Salinas, CA. The goal of this project was to use the graphic novel Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, as the center theme of the class. Once the students read the novel, I took them outside of the text and the students were able to make connections from the text to their own life using writing prompts given to them. I wanted to seek the answer to the research question of â€œHow does bringing in culturally relevant literature to high school students gain perspective on everyday realities through connections from the text to self through writing?â€ I was able to answer this question from class discussions and the writing prompts. My results revealed that the students felt a connection of the text. In their own lives, each student knows a â€˜Yummyâ€™ or a â€˜Garyâ€™ or a â€˜Roger.â€™
Loveridge, Kelley, "White girls teaching in the hood : a focus on connecting the text to the readers' own life" (2012). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 358.