Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

Monthly Update sign up
Mailing List signup
Search
Follow The Annenberg Learner on LinkedIn Follow The Annenberg Learner on Facebook Follow Annenberg Learner on Twitter
MENU
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 4: Research and Discovery - An Na, Edwidge Danticat, Laurence Yep, and more
Overview
Authors and Literary Works
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Commentary
Student Work
Poem 1
Poem 2
Poem 3
Poem 4
Resources
Interactive Workbook -- Explore two poems using strategies from these workshops. Go.
Channel-Talk -- Share your views on the discussion board. Go.



Student Work
Poem 2

"Where I'm From" poem
Behind the Mountains, Edwidge Danticat

Celiane, Celiane, where are you from?

I am from cool rivers and the warm sun.
From the mountains and the clay pots.
I am from starry nights and old stories.

Celiane, Celiane, how did you come?

I came in a metal bird,
wings stretched high into the snow out of the sky.

Celiane, Celiane, where are you from?

I am from family dinners and family fights,
new machines and stormy nights.

I am from a Creole-only class,
new friends and streams of my dreams.

back to top Next: Poem 3
Workshop Home Support Materials About this Workshop Sitemap
Teaching Multicultural Literature : A Workshop for the Middle Grades Workshop Home

© Annenberg Foundation 2014. All rights reserved. Legal Policy