At a TITLE 1 school in South Florida, my Language Arts students put the "Lit" in Literature. My classroom is wall to wall with posters and Memes that promote reading and writing, and encourage my students to grow as humans and learners.
I have 150 students who have deemed themselves Kalver's "Kool Kats." They come into class feeling cool as a cucumber, and ready to learn.
They come in ready to share. They make me feel good by telling me how they have used the information in my class in their daily lives, whether the lesson was about Financial Literacy or The Art of Persuasion.
With the goal to read at least one book a year, my classroom is the first place some of my students have ever read a book cover to cover.
Though the majority of my students are learning from home, a third of my students have come back to the physical classroom. Because many students are coming back to the Brick and mortar school-house, my incoming students could use physical books.
Multi-culturalism has been one of many themes to my class all year, and the graphic novel Maus only adds to that theme as a primary text my student's Novel Study.
It is a zoomorphism and Survivors tale of the Holocaust and living through a genocide that happened less than 80 years ago.
Because this novel reads like a cartoon, this book in particular will have my students experiencing the "Lit-art" that is my "Literature-study."
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