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From: Nankies@aol.com
Date: Thu May 04 2000 - 15:48:21 EDT

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    In a message dated 5/3/00 6:42:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
    rames@mediaone.net writes:

    << Hi all!
          I am teaching a required text (The Pearl by Steinbeck) for the =
     first time and am seeking some advice from experienced educators. I =
     teach seventh grade in a suburban middle class community. I predict =
     that my students will have a difficult time identifying with the culture =
     and characters. I am hoping to create activites which help students to =
     identify and understand the culture and the main characters. Does any =
     one have any suggestions? I'd greatly appreciate any input.
     Thanks, rames@mediaone.net

    Hi "Rames"........
    A book that would be a great companion piece is Haruko's World by Gail Lee
    Berstein. It gies a very personal introduction to the Asian world, and one
    person's interactions. Check it out from the library and see if it might
    work for your class. There are probably many other companion books you could
    select, that might have more interest for your student's level, but I like
    this examination of a Japanese farm woman's world for the reason that is is
    factual and concerns real people.

    Nancy Kiester, Medford, Oregon

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