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English Language Arts

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Edwidge Danticat

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Edwidge Danticat discusses the immigration experience and reflects upon her childhood in Haiti. Danticat believes that her Haitian heritage helped her to find her voice as a storyteller. She explains that through writing, she can share her experiences in Haiti and convey what life is like in Haiti on an everyday basis. Danticat explains that storytelling is a community-building tradition in Haiti. She reflects on the communal nature of writing, "I feel like any community is a chorus, and any one of us can only be a voice in a chorus."

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Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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