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English Language Arts

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Shirley Sterling

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Shirley Sterling discusses her Native American heritage and passion for storytelling with middle grade students on the Skokomish Reservation in Washington. She describes her experience of being sent to a residential Indian school as a child. Sterling explains that most Native Americans never talk about their time in residential schools, and why she found it important to tell her story in her autobiographical novel, My Name is Seepeetza. She encourages the students to combat racism within their own lives. "Racism is a mythological beast," says Sterling, "It changes shape…so we have to be watchful and make sure that we approach things in an unbiased manner, which takes a real act of will."

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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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