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Finding My Way: Maleeka and Me
My students need copies of The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake so that we can complete our fiction unit focused on the development of one's identity.
As a teacher at an urban middle school in Charlotte, NC, I recognize the financial challenges my school and students face. Despite these challenges, our students consistently prove their inventiveness and intelligence.
When provided with authentic learning experiences, our students are anxious to participate and eager to learn.
Their persistence yields positive results. However, we must find ways to develop and strengthen this love of learning so that it transcends their middle school experience. Our goal is to produce lifelong, justice-oriented learners who make world a better place.
We will begin the year with our fiction unit. In order to review elements of fiction, students will read The Skin I'm In by Sharon Flake--an engaging and age-appropriate novel. While reading, we will study the elements of fiction and plot, specifically focusing on characterization.
Students will consider how their own identity has developed as we discuss the significant changes Maleeka experiences in the novel.
By comparing themselves to Maleeka, students will discover a greater understanding of themselves while learning all about the elements of fiction and plot. We are so excited to use The Skin I'm In as we learn more about one another at the beginning of this school year!
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