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On the
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The four learning
platforms

The conceptual core of the Engagement Continuum is the use of four learning platforms created by Dr. Alfred W. Tatum that help students chart their own development as readers, writers, and individuals.

Platform 1

Define
self

What are your passions,
your values, your goals?

Platform 2

Become
resilient

How do you stay strong
when life puts obstacles
in your way?

Platform 3

Engage
others

How do you work with
other people to make a
difference?

Platform 4

Build
capacity

What can you do to make
the world a better place?

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On the Record

Inspires students to read with skill, write with passion, and live with purpose.

Pairing profiles of contemporary figures such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Amy Tan, Sherman Alexie, and Sonia Nazario, On the Record offers books with stories of perseverance and transformation. Exploring diverse perspectives, the stories in On the Record encourage students to expand their sense of what’s possible as they shape their own quests for meaningful lives.

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ID voice:vision:identity

Give students the skills to respond positively to events they encounter in the world and in their lives.

All adolescents struggle to define themselves as they question the world and their place in it. ID’s compelling texts and rigorous writing activities help students build confidence and prepare them for the academic challenges ahead.

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About the authors

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ERIN GRUWELL

ON THE RECORD

Erin Gruwell is founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation. As a high school teacher, Erin developed a new curriculum for her at-risk students that included studying the Freedom Riders of the Civil Rights Movement. She urged her students to tell their own stories and their journals turned into the bestselling book, The Freedom Writers Diary.

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DR. ALFRED W. TATUM

ON THE RECORD

ID VOICE: VISION: IDENTITY

Dr. Alfred W. Tatum is the Dean of the College of Education and the director if the UIC Reading Clinic, University of Illinois at Chicago. After beginning his career as an eighth-grade teacher, Dr. Tatum became a reading specialist. He has authored over 60 publications.

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