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Teaching Multicultural Literature : A Workshop for the Middle Grades
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Workshop 6: Historical and Cultural Context - Langston Hughes and Christopher Moore
Overview
Authors and Literary Works
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Teaching Strategies
Commentary
Student Work
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Additional Resources
Interactive Workbook -- Explore two poems using strategies from these workshops. Go.
Channel-Talk -- Share your views on the discussion board. Go.

Teaching Strategies

Books

Cohen, Elizabeth G., and John I. Goodlad. Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom. New York: Teachers College Press, 1994.
This book provides strategies for group work in diverse classrooms.

Freedman, Kerry. Teaching Visual Culture: Curriculum, Aestheics, and the Social Life of Art. New York: Teachers College Press, 2003.
Freedman provides the theoretical basis on which one can build a curriculum that focuses on teaching visual arts from a cultural standpoint.

Graham, Maryemma, Sharon Pineault-Burke, and Marianna W. Davis, eds. Teaching African American Literature: Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge, 1998.
Teachers discuss their methods for teaching African American literature in middle school, high school, and college English classes.

Levine, Mel. A Mind at a Time. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.
Levine discusses strategies for identifying individual learning patterns in children and maximizing their potential to succeed in school.

O'Connor, John S. Wordplaygrounds: Reading, Writing, and Performing Poetry in the English Classroom. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2004.
This books suggests strategies for encouraging students to write poetry based on their own experiences, and offers plans for individual lessons or full courses on poetry.

Schultz, Katherine. Listening: A Framework for Teaching Across Difference. New York: Teachers College Press, 2003.
Schultz discusses the strategy of deep listening, so that teachers can understand students' individual personalities, learning methods, and backgrounds, as well as the group dynamics of a classroom.

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