Bexley Multicultural Class #5

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  • 1. TransformationalThinking Transformative Classrooms

2. The need for Culturally Responsiveteaching: culturally responsive teaching is goingto 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 www.culturallyresponsive.org /resources 3. Teachers working together 4. Mem Fox Everything we read, from sexist advertisements and womens magazines to romance novels and childrens books,constructs us, makes us who we are, bypresenting our image of ourselves as girls andwomen, as boys and men. We who write childrens books, and we who teach through literature, need to be sure we are opening doors to full human potential, not closing them. 5. "One of the major goals of my work and my life is to help foster understanding and respect for each otherwhatever our nation, race, or genderand for all life upon this Earth." Joseph Bruchac 6. Five Phase Approach to Multicultural Literature(Norton, 2005) Phase One: TraditionalLiterature 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. 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. Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction Analyze nonfiction for the values, beliefs and themes identified in traditional literature. Compare adult autobiographies and childrens biographies. (if possible) Compare information in historicaldocuments with autobiographies and biographies. 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. Phase Five: Contemporary Literature Analyze the inclusion of any beliefs andvalues identified in traditional literature and nontraditional literature. Analyze contemporary characterization and conflicts. Analyze the themes and look for threads that cross the literature. 11. FromAgainst BordersHazel 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 phraselike meto include what we thought was foreign and strange. 12. Hazel Rochman people dont 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. Celebrations And Awards 14. http://www.ncte.org/action/aari/packetinfo 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 eventduring the month of February;~Report your results by submitting the 2011 African American Read-In Report Card. 15. International Childrens Book DayApril2 Hans Christian Andersens birthday SponsoredbyIBBYInternationalBoardonBooksforYoungPeople Englands David Almond Hans Christian Andersen Award Highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of childrens books 16. April 30 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. The Power of Women's Literacy was the theme chosen for ILD 2010. ABC News 19. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Thought is the blossom, language is the bud, action is the fruit behind it. 3 Stage TransformativeTeaching/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. 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. Books for extendedservice learning opportunities 22. Ooops! 23. Books for extendedservice learning opportunities 24. Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson 25. http://www.kidscanpress.com/ 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. Book Trailer Resource Guide 28. Dr. KwabenaDarko http://www.one.org/blog/2009/04/27/opportunity-international-and-one-hen/ http://www.onehen.org/ 29. Social Studies: Economics Standard 30. A teacher in Honduras 31. http://www.thegoodgarden.org/ 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.http://www.globalfundforchildren.org/index.php/Our-Work/Children-s-Books.html 33. Multimedia/Video to use with classes 34. Nubs: The True Story Of a Mutt, a MarineAnd a Miracle Major Brian Dennis Kirby Larson Mary Nethery 35. By First Lt. David Falvey AndMrs. Julie Hutts Fourth Grade Class 36. Extension ideas: Write a letter to a soldierdescribing the students interests andhobbies, asking questions about thesoldiers 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. Homelessness 38. November is Hunger andHomeless Awareness Month 39. Physical Challenges 40. 2011 Schneider Family Awards 41. http://www.amblyopiakids.com/2010/08/book-review-pirate-of-kindergarten.html 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. Middle Grade Schneider Winner Jordan Sonnenblick Note: Sequel to the Sonnenblicks 2006 YA novel: Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie. Tells the story of Jeffreys older brother, Whose own 8th grade year will always be remembered as the year his little brother got cancer. 43. Schneider YA Winner Antony John 44. The Danger Box 45. Ballerina Dreams; a true storyby Lauren Thompson Feiwel and Friends2007 46. My Brother Charlie Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete Scholastic 2010 http://vimeo.com/8538473 47. Rules Cynthia Lord Scholastic 2006 48. Anything but Typical Nora Raleigh Baskin Simon & Schuster 2009 49. My Thirteenth Winter;a memoir Samantha Abeel Perfection Learning 2005 50. Tourette Syndrome Jonathan Friesen Puffin Books 2008 51. Out of My Mind Sharon M. Draper Atheneum 2010 52. The Printer Myron Uhlberg Peachtree 2003 53. http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/150802.Myron_Uhlberg 54. Listening for Crickets David Gifaldi Henry Holt 2008 55. Little Audrey By Ruth White Farrar Straus Giroux 2008 56. Django; Worlds Greatest Guitarist Bonnie Christensen Roaring Book Press 2009 57. Listen to Django: http://www.last.fm/listen/artist/ Django%2BReinhardt/similarartists 58. The Holocaust of World War II 59. Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher White Craneby Sandy Fussell Atheneum1998 2010 60. New Books 61. Debbie Reeses Blog 62. http://www.cincopuntos.com/pdf/crossing_bok_chitto_guide.pdf 63. Poetry 64. they spread their damp umbrella topsand loose their sporeswith silent pops. 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 Lujns skills makes for revealing, funny and often moving little poems. 66. My bunny understands me. When Im sad she can tell right away. And though she walks on four feet and she likes to bite, Shes nicer than the nicest people. 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, ta