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Multicultural and World literature selections used at two high schools - including newer titles as of 10/12

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  • who live in geographically isolated areas (Appalachia, the homeless?)
  • 71% Caucasian, 29% African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native, Pacific Islander (with 22% African American)
  • Our list of authors for choice readings includes diverse authors and topics. This list is growing and changing as we speak as part of the PLC process.In 9th grade – Unit on Maxine Hong Kingston’s Women Warrior dealing with cultural/gender bias.Unit on To Kill a Mockingbird supplemented with African American poetry.In 10th grade we read a variety of diverse authors of fiction and nonfiction.In 11th grade we read Elie Wiesel’s Night.We don’t offer a World Lit course, but Contemporary Lit features a variety of authors.AP Lit in grade 11 reads Nickel and Dimed, a socio economic diversity book.Grade 12 reads Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.Summer reading lists for each grade include diverse choices for each grade such as…
  • Our list of authors for choice readings includes diverse authors and topics. This list is growing and changing as we speak as part of the PLC process.In 9th grade – Unit on Maxine Hong Kingston’s Women Warrior dealing with cultural/gender bias.Unit on To Kill a Mockingbird supplemented with African American poetry.In 10th grade we read a variety of diverse authors of fiction and nonfiction.In 11th grade we read Elie Wiesel’s Night.We don’t offer a World Lit course, but Contemporary Lit features a variety of authors.AP Lit in grade 11 reads Nickel and Dimed, a socio economic diversity book.Grade 12 reads Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.Summer reading lists for each grade include diverse choices for each grade such as…
  • Our list of authors for choice readings includes diverse authors and topics. This list is growing and changing as we speak as part of the PLC process.In 9th grade – Unit on Maxine Hong Kingston’s Women Warrior dealing with cultural/gender bias.Unit on To Kill a Mockingbird supplemented with African American poetry.In 10th grade we read a variety of diverse authors of fiction and nonfiction.In 11th grade we read Elie Wiesel’s Night.We don’t offer a World Lit course, but Contemporary Lit features a variety of authors.AP Lit in grade 11 reads Nickel and Dimed, a socio economic diversity book.Grade 12 reads Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.Summer reading lists for each grade include diverse choices for each grade such as…
  • Our list of authors for choice readings includes diverse authors and topics. This list is growing and changing as we speak as part of the PLC process.In 9th grade – Unit on Maxine Hong Kingston’s Women Warrior dealing with cultural/gender bias.Unit on To Kill a Mockingbird supplemented with African American poetry.In 10th grade we read a variety of diverse authors of fiction and nonfiction.In 11th grade we read Elie Wiesel’s Night.We don’t offer a World Lit course, but Contemporary Lit features a variety of authors.AP Lit in grade 11 reads Nickel and Dimed, a socio economic diversity book.Grade 12 reads Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.Summer reading lists for each grade include diverse choices for each grade such as…
  • Our list of authors for choice readings includes diverse authors and topics. This list is growing and changing as we speak as part of the PLC process.In 9th grade – Unit on Maxine Hong Kingston’s Women Warrior dealing with cultural/gender bias.Unit on To Kill a Mockingbird supplemented with African American poetry.In 10th grade we read a variety of diverse authors of fiction and nonfiction.In 11th grade we read Elie Wiesel’s Night.We don’t offer a World Lit course, but Contemporary Lit features a variety of authors.AP Lit in grade 11 reads Nickel and Dimed, a socio economic diversity book.Grade 12 reads Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.Summer reading lists for each grade include diverse choices for each grade such as…
  • Our list of authors for choice readings includes diverse authors and topics. This list is growing and changing as we speak as part of the PLC process.In 9th grade – Unit on Maxine Hong Kingston’s Women Warrior dealing with cultural/gender bias.Unit on To Kill a Mockingbird supplemented with African American poetry.In 10th grade we read a variety of diverse authors of fiction and nonfiction.In 11th grade we read Elie Wiesel’s Night.We don’t offer a World Lit course, but Contemporary Lit features a variety of authors.AP Lit in grade 11 reads Nickel and Dimed, a socio economic diversity book.Grade 12 reads Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.Summer reading lists for each grade include diverse choices for each grade such as…
  • Required read is ‘Speak’ by Laurie Halse Anderson.Subjects to consider while reading: identity, blame, fear, peer pressure, helplessness, social alienation, family dysfunction, tolerance, sexual harrassment.
  • Multicultural literature

    1. 1. Sharing our Diversity and Unity
    2. 2. •Used historically to describe masterpieces ofWestern European Literature•Now used to describe works written byinternational authors about internationalcountries/cultures
    3. 3. Anything written about a person or group ofpersons who is/are outside the dominant powerstructure of a country or region.Includes people:•of different color•of different religions•with different ethnic backgrounds•with developmental or physical disabilities•who define themselves as LGBTQ•from a geographically isolated area•of socioeconomically deprived background
    4. 4. Common Core: Students who are College and Career Ready in Reading… - “actively seek to understand other perspectives and cultures through reading”* and“…reading … works of literature representative of a variety of periods, cultures and worldviews, students can vicariously inhabit worlds and have experiences much different than their own”.** "Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects." Common Core State Standards Initiative. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Oct. 2012. <http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf>. p. 7
    5. 5. •Groves History – going beyond the dead whitemen’s canon•Summer reading for 9th and 11th gradestudents•Choice reading: •Multicultural during To Kill a Mockingbird •World literature for The Kite Runner unit•Multicultural and Holocaust literature courses

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