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Interrogating Language and Power with Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”

Teachers can use the following cooperative learning activity to ask students to think critically about language and power, and to reflect on their own beliefs about language. ________________________________________________________________________ Materials needed: Chart paper, large classroom space, multi-colored markers that are dark … Continue reading

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Debate: “Black Swan Green” & Censorship

“What is ‘appropriate’ for high school students? What is the value reading texts that contain violence or inappropriate language? Why do schools, teachers and parents censor? To what extent should they censor information?” These are some of the questions that … Continue reading

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Lesson Addition: Analyzing a “St. Lucy’s” Film Adaptation

I added this film analysis lesson to the end of Unit 1 in the first 9-12 ELA module from engageny. What I liked about this lesson is that it: 1) Got students moving around the classroom, 2) Asked students to … Continue reading

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