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Text Set Overview Teaching ninth grade English has been quite the adventure. I have learned that young teenagers can be sweet angels one day and angry monsters the next. I have learned that patience is important, as I often have to remember that my students are finding their way and are at the very beginning […]

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March: Book One

John, Lewis Publication date: Publisher: AASL Standards for 21st Century Learning 4.4.1 Seek information for various learning in a variety of formats and genres Flesch–Kincaid n/a Description This graphic novel memoir from Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis, is the first of a three part series depicting his role in the Civil Rights Movement.  […]

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Story Corp Pod Cast #491 We Came Through

, Publication date: Publisher: AASL Standards for 21st Century Learning 1.1.6 Read, view and listen for information presented in any format in order to make inferences and gather meaning 4.1.1 Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth Flesch–Kincaid Description This pod cast covers two civil rights era events and highlights the courage and […]

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Crash Course Prejudice and Discrimination Psychology #39

Green, Hank Publication date: Publisher: AASL Standards for 21st Century Learning 1.1.6 Read, view and listen for information presented in any format in order to make inferences and gather meaning Flesch–Kincaid Description This video presented by Hank Green uses current events and real life situations to explain implicit bias.  It seeks to answer the question” […]

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Salt to the Sea

Sepetys, Ruta Publication date: Publisher: AASL Standards for 21st Century Learning 4.1.1 Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world and period reading 4.1.3 Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres Flesch–Kincaid Description In this historical fiction YA novel, the author Ruta Sepetys tells the story […]

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American Street

Zoboi, Ibi Publication date: Publisher: AASL Standards for 21st Century Learning 1.1.6 Read, view and listen for information presented in any format in order to make inferences and gather meaning 4.1.2 Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world and previous reading Flesch–Kincaid Description This contemporary novel follows a young girl on […]

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Alexie, Sherman Publication date: Publisher: AASL Standards for 21st Century Learning 2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real world situations and further investigations 2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy and technology skills to create products that express new understandings 4.1.5 Connect ideas to own […]

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To Kill a Mockingbird – Motion Picture

Foote, Horton, screenwrtter Publication date: Publisher: AASL Standards for 21st Century Learning 2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real world situations and further investigations. Flesch–Kincaid Description This classic movie is based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name.  Themes of social justice are […]

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Lee, Harper Publication date: Publisher: AASL Standards for 21st Century Learning 1.1.6 Read, view and listen for information presented in any format in order to make inferences and gather meaning 4.1.2 Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world and previous reading Flesch–Kincaid 4.6 Description This classic book explores themes of race, […]

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Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline, Woodson Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description Through the use of poetry, Jacqueline Wilson’s memoir gives students a glimpse of the experiences of a young African American girl in the 60’s and 70’s.  Growing up in New York and spending summers with her grandparents in South Carolina, she experiences the Jim Crow South and the […]

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