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Teaching Multicultural Literature : A Workshop for the Middle Grades
Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3 Workshop 4 Workshop 5 Workshop 6 Workshop 7 Workshop 8
Workshop 2: Engagement and Dialogue - Judith Ortiz Cofer and Nikki Grimes
Overview
Authors and Literary Works
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Commentary
Student Work
Resources
General Resources
Authors and Literary Works
Teaching Strategies
Additional Resources
Interactive Workbook -- Explore two poems using strategies from these workshops. Go.
Channel-Talk -- Share your views on the discussion board. Go.

Additional Resources

Books

Delgado, Richard, and Jean Stefancic, eds. The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader. New York: New York University Press, 1998.
This book addresses stereotypes about Latino immigrants, their social, political, and economic positions, and how bilingualism in education has come under attack in American history.

------. Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995.
This collection of essays deals with the social construction of race as well as issues of race that are embedded in contemporary social and legal structures.

Web Sites

Centro: Center for Puerto Rican Studies
http://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/
The center provides access to documents and resources about Puerto Rican history and culture, with the aim of promoting social and political action.

El Museo del Barrio
http://www.elmuseo.org
El Museo del Barrio in New York City is dedicated to Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and Latin American art and culture.

Literature and Life
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/litandlife
Literature and Life traces important literary contributions from African American authors throughout history, offering excerpts, analysis in a social context, links to additional resources, and study guides for students.

Pew Hispanic Center
http://www.pewhispanic.org
This center conducts and disseminates research about Latinos in the United States, their diverse experiences, and their contributions to the country.

Periodical

Fisher, Maisha. "Open Mics and Open Minds: Spoken Word Poetry in African Diaspora Participatory Literacy Communities." Harvard Educational Review (Fall 2003):362-389.
In this journal article, Maisha Fisher examines the connections among spoken word performances, literacy, and cultural identity in two African American communities.

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