Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
How can teachers help students reflect thoughtfully about people who are marked as different by virtue of race, sex, nationality, culture, language, appearance, or sexual orientation? This fundamental challenge can emerge as a central theme in teaching The Children of Willesden Lane.
In the video, high school English teacher Chris Mazzino uses poetry to connect The Children of Willesden Lane to themes he is exploring in his creative writing elective: the human condition, and what it feels like to be an outsider—or “the Other.” Students have previously read and discussed the book as part of a citywide reading program. Chris uses a technique for teaching poetry called “copy-change,” in which students follow the form of a published poem, while inserting their own words, ideas, and emotions.
|Subject:||Creative writing elective|