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Teaching Multicultural Literature : A Workshop for the Middle Grades
Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3 Workshop 4 Workshop 5 Workshop 6 Workshop 7 Workshop 8
Workshop 4: Research and Discovery - An Na, Edwidge Danticat, Laurence Yep, and more
Overview
Authors and Literary Works
Video Summary
Teaching Strategies
Commentary
Student Work
Poem 1
Poem 2
Poem 3
Poem 4
Resources
Interactive Workbook -- Explore two poems using strategies from these workshops. Go.
Channel-Talk -- Share your views on the discussion board. Go.



Student Work
Poem 1

"Where I'm From" poem
A Step From Heaven, An Na

Ju where are you from?
Where are you from Ju?

I am from bowls full of rice and lukewarm tea.
I am from sliding paper doors and the bubbling sea.

I am from happy summer days playing with my dog Mi Shi.
I am from a loving family.

I am from a great big bus that bounces and rolls as it soars through the sky.
To Korea I have to say good-bye.

Heaven, here I come. Heaven, here I come.

I am from struggling to learn English.
There is never enough to eat.
In my father's anger, it is us he turns to eat.

I am from cracked family.


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