Teaching multicultural literature. a workshop for the middle grades / 7, Social justice and action : Alma Flor Ada, Pam Muñoz Ryan, and Paul Yee

Laura Alvarez and her bilingual fourth- and fifth-grade students in Oakland, California examine different perspectives and experiences of immigrants, and then formulate and defend positions on issues with which they connect personally. They examine My Name Is María Isabel by Alma Flor Ada, Esperanza...

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Other Authors: Chen, Michelle. (Producer), Edelson, Naomi. (Producer), Hoda, Arash. (Producer)
Format: Electronic Video
Language:English
Published: Burlington, VT : Annenberg Learner, 2005.
Series:Education in Video
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:Laura Alvarez and her bilingual fourth- and fifth-grade students in Oakland, California examine different perspectives and experiences of immigrants, and then formulate and defend positions on issues with which they connect personally. They examine My Name Is María Isabel by Alma Flor Ada, Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan, and Tales from Gold Mountain by Paul Yee, and compare characters' hopes, expectations, and actual experiences upon arriving in the United States. The students conduct research, which includes interviews with family members and nonfiction readings. Alma Flor Ada visits the classroom, answers questions about her novel, and facilitates discussion about social justice and taking action for change. As a culminating project, the students write and revise persuasive letters to raise public awareness about the issues they've examined.
Item Description:Title from resource description page (viewed Jan. 27, 2014).
Physical Description:1 online resource (58 min.)
Previously released as DVD.
Playing Time:00:58:00
ISBN:9781503430716