Reminder!

Hexagonal Thinking – W 5/23 (sections 1, 5, 7) and Th 5/24 (sections 2, 6)

  • To Kill a MockingbirdAmerican Born ChineseMarch Trilogy, the Civil Rights Movement, and Civil Rights for All (other movements inspired by African-American actions in the Civil Rights Era).
  • You may use: TKAM & Words of the Wiser collector, ABC & Words of the Wiser collector, March Trilogy & Words of the Wiser collector, notes from Taft’s classes on Civil Rights Movement, Civil Rights for All assignment from my class.
  • You will be placed in a pair or small group.
  • Every pair or group will be limited to 70 minutes; what you finish in 70 minutes is what will be assessed.
  • Click here for the group assignments.

Remember to PRINT any online notes you have for Civil Rights for All or Taft’s class before class begins!

Upcoming Assessments

Hexagonal Thinking – W 5/23 (sections 1, 5, 7) and Th 5/24 (sections 2, 6)

  • To Kill a MockingbirdAmerican Born ChineseMarch Trilogy, the Civil Rights Movement, and Civil Rights for All (other movements inspired by African-American actions in the Civil Rights Era).
  • You may use: TKAM & Words of the Wiser collector, ABC & Words of the Wiser collector, March Trilogy & Words of the Wiser collector, notes from Taft’s classes on Civil Rights Movement, Civil Rights for All assignment from my class.
  • You will be placed in a pair or small group.
  • Every pair or group will be limited to 70 minutes; what you finish in 70 minutes is what will be assessed.
  • Click here for the group assignments.

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Vocabulary Final Exam – W 5/30 (sections 1, 5, 7) and Th 5/31 (sections 2, 6)

Allusions in American Born Chinese

“To those of you who are offended by every third chapter of American Born Chinese, I say this: Thank you. You’re supposed to be offended. That was the desired response. You see, Cousin Chin-Kee is no more my creation than the Monkey King. I yanked him, every last detail about him, straight out of American pop culture.” ~ Gene Luen Yang

Reading Without Walls Challenge

RWW Facebook_instagram 1Let’s end the year and the 40 Book Challenge with Gene Luen Yang’s Reading Without Walls Challenge!

From Gene Luen Yang’s blog, entry written May 13th, 2016:

So this crazy thing happened this past January.  The Library of CongressChildren’s Book Council, and Every Child A Reader appointed me the fifth National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature!

Every National Ambassador picks a platform.  Mine is Reading Without Walls.  I want every kid — every reader, really — to explore the world through books.  Books have played a vital role in getting me outside of my comfort zone.  I believe they can do the same for you.

As National Ambassador, I issue you a challenge!  I challenge you to read without walls in one of three ways:

1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.

2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.

3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or a hybrid book.

If you really want to go for the gold star, read a book that fits all three criteria!

Read, read, read, this coming month — inspired by Gene Luen Yang’s challenge! Go to it!

Learn more about Yang’s experiences as #NatAmb and #ReadingWithoutWalls here.