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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 1: Engagement and Dialogue
Authors and Literary Works
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Student Work
Peer Facililitation Preparation
Talk Show Identity Statement
Talk Show Questions
Indentity Show
Interactive Workbook -- Explore two poems using strategies from these workshops. Go.
Channel-Talk -- Share your views on the discussion board. Go.

Student Work

This section features sample student work from Carol O'Donnell's unit on dual identities and multiple worlds in Workshop video 1. The samples include:
  • Questions, quotes, and reactions prepared by one student for the peer facilitation circle about The Color of Water. (See Teaching Strategies: Peer Facilitation Circle.)

  • An identity statement written by a student-panelist for the talk show (an activity in which student-panelists took on the roles of characters in the literature they were studying). This student wrote in the voice of Khoi T. Luu, author of "Family Ties: the Lighter Side of the Vietnamese American Experience." (See Teaching Strategies: Talk Show.)

  • Interview questions prepared by a student-reporter for the talk show. (See Teaching Strategies: Talk Show.)

  • An identity story -- the final project in which students, drawing on all of the literature and activities in the unit, crafted stories about dualities in their own identities. (See Teaching Strategies: Identity Stories.)

As you review the student's work, consider the following questions:
  • What do you notice that this student did well?

  • What questions might you ask this student about his or her work?
Share your answers and read those of other workshop participants at Channel-Talk.

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