In The Classroom
Locavore Lit LA artist Maddie Saunders (“Entwined Notions,” Issue 5) led a zine-making workshop for a middle-school English Language Arts class at James C. Foshay Learning Center:
In the 2018-19 school year, Locavore Lit LA served approximately 340 students at Fairfax High School, West Adams Preparatory High School, and James C. Foshay Learning Center.
Here’s what our students had to say:
"This program has helped my reading and writing by showing me different types of literature. It has given me a reason to draw the story I’m reading in my head."
"Since you guys have been coming I actually left class meaning to write. I love art and have found more ways to do art."
"You have made me begin to read. Like I like reading now—it’s interesting. I love the stories that talk about life."
"I’ve felt my writer’s block lessen from what it was before. I also started drawing more and looking at more books."
What teachers say:
"I want my students to look inside feel, think and draw and paint whatever they find. This is hard! Reading and analyzing literature helps them do it. Poems, stories, and books should be a part of their creative life, and they should see literature as a natural way to find inspiration. Your program encouraged them to do that."