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Bexley Multicultural Class #5


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Bexley Multicultural Class #5

  1. 1. Transformational Thinking Transformative Classrooms
  2. 2. The need for Culturally Responsive teaching: “… culturally responsive teaching is going to where the students are culturally and linguistically for the aim of bringing them where they need to be academically.  It is a process for validating and affirming the indigenous cultures and languages of the students for the purposes of building and bridging them to academic success. Culturally responsive teaching is therefore meant for all students, not just African American students. The Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning /resources
  3. 3. Teachers working together
  4. 4. Mem Fox “Everything we read, from sexist advertisements and women’s magazines to romance novels and children’s books, constructs us, makes us who we are, by presenting our image of ourselves as girls and women, as boys and men. We who write children’s books, and we who teach through literature, need to be sure we are opening doors to full human potential, not closing them.”
  5. 5. "One of the major goals of my work and my life … is to help foster understanding and respect for each other—whatever our nation, race, or gender—and for all life upon this Earth." Joseph Bruchac
  6. 6. Five Phase Approach to Multicultural Literature(Norton, 2005) Phase One: Traditional Literature Identify distinctions among folktales, myths and legends. Identify ancient stories that have common features and that are found in many regions. Identify types of stories that dominate a subject. Summarize the nature of oral language, the role of traditional literature, the role of an audience and the literary style.
  7. 7. Phase Two: Traditional Tales from One Area Analyze traditional myths and other story types and compare findings with those in Phase One. Analyze and identify values, beliefs and themes in the traditional tales of the region.
  8. 8. Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction Analyze nonfiction for the values, beliefs and themes identified in traditional literature. Compare adult autobiographies and children’s biographies. (if possible) Compare information in historical documents with autobiographies and biographies.
  9. 9. Phase Four: Historical Fiction Evaluate historical fiction according to the authenticity of the conflicts, characterizations, settings, themes, language, and traditional beliefs. Search for the role traditional literature plays in historical fiction. Compare historical fiction with autobiographies, biographies, and historical information.
  10. 10. Phase Five: Contemporary Literature Analyze the inclusion of any beliefs and values identified in traditional literature and nontraditional literature. Analyze contemporary characterization and conflicts. Analyze the themes and look for threads that cross the literature.
  11. 11. From Against Borders Hazel Rochman “The best books break down borders. They surprise us - whether they are set close to home or abroad. They change our view of ourselves. They extend that phrase “like me” to include what we thought was foreign and strange.”
  12. 12. Hazel Rochman … “ … people don’t come to Americablank. Their memories and stories and poetry stay with them and enrich us all, even as new experiences change them, and they change us.”
  13. 13. Celebrations And Awards
  14. 14. Hosting a Read-In can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African American writers. To be counted as participants, simply: ~ Select books authored by African Americans; ~ Hold your event during the month of February; ~ Report your results by submitting the 2011 African American Read-In Report Card.
  15. 15. International Children’s Book Day April 2 Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday Sponsored by IBBY International Board on Books for Young People England’s David Almond Hans Christian Andersen Award Highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children’s books
  16. 16. April 30
  17. 17. UNESCO Each year, September 8th marks the celebration of literacy and learning internationally. International Literacy Day (ILD)was proclaimed by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) on November 17, 1965 and was first celebrated in 1966 .Literacy is more than reading and writing– it is about how we communicate as a society. It is about social practices and relations, about knowledge, language and culture. (United Nations)
  18. 18. The Power of Women's Literacy was the theme chosen for ILD 2010. ABC News
  19. 19. Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Thought is the blossom, language is the bud, action is the fruit behind it.” 3 Stage Transformative Teaching/Learning Model Stage 1: Information Teacher delivers information = THE BOOK Stage 2: Integration Teacher and students interact to create relevancy = EXPERIENCE Stage 3: Transformation Teacher and students interact to create solutions to identified local or global needs = ACTION
  20. 20. “The goal for students at any grade level is to naturally move through a world that recognizes, celebrates and respects people and culture from all over the world. Make sure that each one of your students can find themselves in the pages of a book in your classroom library. Eventually the goal is one of not talking about global literature, or inserting it into the curriculum. The goal is to fully live in a global society. Using quality global literature is a starting point for both learning and living.” Marian J. McKenna “Breaking Boundaries with Global Literature”
  21. 21. Books for extended service learning opportunities
  22. 22. Ooops!
  23. 23. Books for extended service learning opportunities
  24. 24. Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson
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  26. 26. Rochelle Strauss "The fact that I found had the most impact on me was that in North America, we use an average of more than 140 gallons (550 liters) of water per person, per day.”
  27. 27. Book Trailer Resource Guide
  28. 28. Dr. KwabenaDarko
  29. 29. Social Studies: Economics Standard
  30. 30. A teacher in Honduras
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  32. 32. Partnered with Charlesbridge Publishers The development of each Global Fund for Children book is influenced by three guiding principles: 
 •    to present positive images and stories of children; 
 •    to promote cultural diversity; and 
 •    to foster global citizenship.
  33. 33. Multimedia/Video to use with classes
  34. 34. Nubs: The True Story Of a Mutt, a Marine And a Miracle Major Brian Dennis Kirby Larson Mary Nethery
  35. 35. By First Lt. David Falvey And Mrs. Julie Hutt’s Fourth Grade Class
  36. 36. Extension ideas: • Write a letter to a soldier describing the students’ interests and hobbies, asking questions about the soldier’s life while stationed overseas. Exchange class photo and/or artwork. Use Google Earth to locate the region where the soldier is stationed. • Students collect items to create a care package to send to a soldier(s). • Have someone from the armed forces visit classroom in person or by using technology (Skype).
  37. 37. Homelessness
  38. 38. November is Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month
  39. 39. Physical Challenges
  40. 40. 2011 Schneider Family Awards
  41. 41. The Amblyopia Kids website and blog. Dedicated to creating awareness about Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) in children. Eye Patch Reviews, Amblyopia information, Amblyopia Stories. Parent Resources & Fun activities for kids. Get help with Amblyopia here. Uniting children and parents through Amblyopia Adventures.
  42. 42. Middle Grade Schneider Winner Jordan Sonnenblick Note: Sequel to the Sonnenblick’s 2006 YA novel: Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie. Tells the story of Jeffrey’s older brother, Whose own 8th grade year will always be remembered as the year his little brother got cancer.
  43. 43. Schneider YA Winner Antony John
  44. 44. The Danger Box
  45. 45. Ballerina Dreams; a true story by Lauren Thompson Feiwel and Friends 2007
  46. 46. My Brother Charlie Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete Scholastic 2010
  47. 47. Rules Cynthia Lord Scholastic 2006
  48. 48. Anything but Typical Nora Raleigh Baskin Simon & Schuster 2009
  49. 49. My Thirteenth Winter; a memoir Samantha Abeel Perfection Learning 2005
  50. 50. Tourette Syndrome Jonathan Friesen Puffin Books 2008
  51. 51. Out of My Mind Sharon M. Draper Atheneum 2010
  52. 52. The Printer Myron Uhlberg Peachtree 2003
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  54. 54. Listening for Crickets David Gifaldi Henry Holt 2008
  55. 55. Little Audrey By Ruth White Farrar Straus Giroux 2008
  56. 56. Django; World’s Greatest Guitarist Bonnie Christensen Roaring Book Press 2009
  57. 57. Listen to Django: Django%2BReinhardt/similarartists
  58. 58. The Holocaust of World War II
  59. 59. Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher White Crane by Sandy Fussell Atheneum 1998 2010
  60. 60. New Books
  61. 61. Debbie Reese’s Blog
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  63. 63. Poetry
  64. 64. they spread their damp umbrella topsand loose their sporeswith silent pops.
  65. 65. Jorge Lujan In a project on the Internet, he and children throughout Mexico and Argentina collaborated on the “stories” that make up the poetry in this book. The combination of the kids’ naturally poetic language and Luján’s skills makes for revealing, funny and often moving little poems.
  66. 66. My bunny understands me. When I’m sad she can tell right away. And though she walks on four feet and she likes to bite, She’s nicer than the nicest people.
  67. 67. Winter Home We build our beds inside this barn, with shreds of cloth, old rags, twine. A room where we can winter-dine to chime of ice, by windows full of snowflake art. With dreams of crumb, cracker, tart, inside this old wind-whistling place, this cold and tiny mousekin space, we cuddle to chase the chill away, imagining an April day. --Rebecca Kai Dotlich
  68. 68. Biographies/Memoirs
  69. 69. S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of the Dakotas.
  70. 70. Luis Soriano, a teacher in Colombia who loves to read!
  71. 71. Non-fiction
  72. 72. Youme (Landowne)
  73. 73. 30 page teacher’s guide
  74. 74. The author reads the story.
  75. 75. Picture Books
  76. 76. Feb. 12th is her birthday. Celebrate: Jacqueline Woodson Day Born in Columbus, Ohio
  77. 77. New York Times Top Ten Best illustrated Children's Books of 2010
  78. 78. FawziaGilani-Williams lives in Oberlin, Ohio, with her husband, Robert and their daughter, Muslimah.
  79. 79. René ColatoLaínez
  80. 80. Immigrant from El Salvador Teaching Ideas on the Latino Immigrant experience.
  81. 81. Fiction - Novels
  82. 82. Winner of the 2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature: Picture Book
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  84. 84. Manjiro
  85. 85. Seeds of America series
  86. 86. SKYPE Laurie! Instructions on her website.