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Teaching Multicultural Literature : A Workshop for the Middle Grades
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TEACHING MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE:
A Workshop for the Middle Grades


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Teaching Multicultural Literature
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Teaching Multicultural Literature
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Workshop 1. Engagement and Dialogue: Julia Alvarez, James McBride, Lensey Namioka, and more

Overview
Authors and Literary Works
Julia Alvarez
Work: "I Want to Be Miss América"
Gish Jen
Work: "What Means Switch"
Tina Lee
Work: My Mom Across America
Khoi T. Luu
Work: "Family Ties: Exposing the Lighter Side of the Vietnamese ..."
James McBride
Work: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Lensey Namioka
Work: "The All-American Slurp"
Naomi Shihab Nye
Work: "Half-and-Half"
Key References
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Peer Facilitation Circle
Talk Show
Identity Stories
Commentary
Carol O'Donnell
Valerie Kinloch
Sonia Nieto
Student Work
Peer Facililitation Preparation
Talk Show Identity Statement
Talk Show Questions
Indentity Show
Resources
General Resources
Authors and Literary Works
Teaching Strategies
General Resources

Workshop 2. Engagement and Dialogue: Judith Ortiz Cofer and Nikki Grimes

Overview
Authors and Literary Works
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Work: An Island Like You
Interview: Talking with Judith Otriz Cofer
Nikki Grimes
Work: Bronx Masquerade
Interview: Talking with Nikki Grimes
Key References
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Making Connections with Texts
Creating Visual Representations and Symbols
Open Microphone
Commentary
Akiko Morimoto
Tonya Perry
Student Work
Illustration
Poem
Resources
General Resources
Authors and Literary Works
Teaching Strategies
General Resources

Workshop 3. Research and Discovery: Shirley Sterling and Laura Tohe

Overview
Authors and Literary Works
Shirley Sterling
Work: My Name Is Seepeetza
Interview: Talking with Shirley Sterling
Laura Tohe
Work: No Parole Today
Key References
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
K/W/L Chart
Fishbowl
Journaling
Commentary
Sally Brownfield
Joseph Bruchac
Jerome Harste
Student Work
Journal Entry
K/W/L Chart
Resources
General Resources
Authors and Literary Works
Teaching Strategies
General Resources

Workshop 4. Research and Discovery: Edwidge Danticat, An Na, Laurence Yep, and more

Overview
Authors and Literary Works
An Na
Work: A Step From Heaven
Edwidge Danticat
Work: Behind the Mountains
Interview: Talking with Edwidge Danticat
Pam Muñoz Ryan
Work: Esperanza Rising
Walter Dean Myers
Work: At Her Majesty's Request
Laurence Yep
Work: Dragon's Gate
Interview: Talking with Laurence Yep
Key References
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Text Sets
"Where I'm From" Poems
Presentations
Commentary
Kathryn Mitchell Pierce
Jerome Harste
Student Work
Poem 1
Poem 2
Poem 3
Poem 4
Resources
General Resources
Authors and Literary Works
Teaching Strategies
General Resources

Workshop 5. Historical and Cultural Context: Christopher Paul Curtis

Overview
Authors and Literary Works
Christopher Paul Curtis
Work: The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
Interview: Talking with Christopher Paul Curtis
Key References
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Frozen Tableau
Radio Play
Literature Circles
Commentary
Laina Jones
Tonya Perry
Peggy McIntosh
Student Work
Draft 1
Draft 2
Illustration Plan
Final Draft
Peer Evaluation
Resources
General Resources
Authors and Literary Works
Teaching Strategies
General Resources

Workshop 6. Historical and Cultural Context: Langston Hughes and Christopher Moore

Overview
Authors and Literary Works
Langston Hughes
Work: The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
Christopher Moore
Work: The African Burial Ground: An American Discovery
Interview: Talking with Christopher Moore
Joyce Hansen/ Gary McGowan
Work: Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence ...
Barbara Chase-Riboud
Work: "Africa Rising"
Key References
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Connecting History and Poetry
Interviewing
Field Tips
Commentary
Stanlee Brimberg
Valerie Kinloch
Student Work
Poem Draft 1
Poem Draft 1
Poem Final
Stamp
Resources
General Resources
Authors and Literary Works
Teaching Strategies
General Resources

Workshop 7. Social Justice and Action: Alma Flor Ada, Pam Muñoz Ryan, and Paul Yee

Overview
Authors and Literary Works
Alma Flor Ada
Work: My Name Is María Isabel
Interview: Talking with Alma Flor Ada
Pam Muñoz Ryan
Work: Esperanza Rising
Paul Yee
Work: Tales from Gold Mountain: Stories of the Chinese in the New World
Key References
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Debate
Read-Aloud
Writing Letters for Social Action
Commentary
Laura Alvarez
Patricia Enciso
Sonia Nieto
Student Work
Letter 1
Letter 2
Letter 3
Resources
General Resources
Authors and Literary Works
Teaching Strategies
General Resources

Workshop 8. Social Justice and Action: Joseph Bruchac and Francisco Jiménez

Overview
Authors and Literary Works
Joseph Bruchac
Work: The Heart of a Chief
Interview: Talking with Joseph Bruchac
Francisco Jimenèz
Work: The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child
Interview: Talking with Francisco Jimenéz
LeAlan Jones/ Lloyd Newman
Work: Our America
Key References
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Double-Entry Journal
Two Rounds
Photography Project
Commentary
Lisa Espinosa
Patricia Enciso
Student Work
Essay
Photograph
Resources
General Resources
Authors and Literary Works
Teaching Strategies
General Resources

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