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This unit requires an intermediate to advanced level of literacy in both English and Spanish because the resources employed are presented in both languages.
Preview document includes: a page from the multipage overarching curriculum guide; a page from the first lesson plan of the curriculum; a close reading guide to be completed by students during the unit; an analysis chart for a unit text; and the last document containing final project ideas.
This unit is…
~A set of resources meant to support you in thinking deeply about and facilitating deep thinking for your students regarding topics related to identity and linguistic identity over the course of three to nine weeks.
~Meant to inspire you and your students to feel empowered by your awesome bilingual skills.
~Meant to help you and your students build awareness regarding the perception of languages in the US and support you all in considering how speaking any given language/dialect might affect another's perception of you.
~For rooting teenagers in the process of identity development and to get them thinking meaningfully about various aspects of their own identities.
~Centered around reading and listening skills. It contains many discussion activities to deepen understanding as well as reflective writing activities to allow for appropriate individual processing. It strives to give students opportunities to express their learning in both creative ways and through academic outlets.
~Flexible and allows space for you to bring in many different skills as your students need. The unit contains, for example, a lesson teaching annotation of a text and another on forming discussion questions. Leveraging the texts from the unit, you could find space to teach other effective reading strategies, basic grammar functions (diacritic accent marks), how to write a thesis, etc.
This unit contains…
~Everything to set you up to teach a unit between three and nine weeks long about identity and language (linguistic identity) including a guiding document that will lead you through the curricular flow, lesson plans, rubrics, discussion guides, activities and associated answer keys, annotated text examples, and links to texts, videos, and audio resources.
~A complete bibliography of all resources used to create this unit.
~Notes in the guiding document regarding the places you'll need to plan ahead, do a little of your own research, and lesson plan or project develop (so that you can really do something that best suits your strengths as a teacher and your students' strengths and needs).
~Free consulting! If you have any question or doubt as you dive into this curriculum, feel free to contact me for support or troubleshooting. It'll make both of us better educators!
Don't use this unit if…
~You're not ready to lead your students into territory that might be challenging to consider or uncomfortable to discuss.
~You're not already comfortable facilitating hard discussions.
~You don't have strong relationships with students in your classes, a trusting environment in your classroom, or the ability to manage potentially polarizing or hard conversations.
~You aren't ready or willing to teach with a social justice bias leveraging social justice standards for learning published by "Teaching Tolerance."
If you think you want to commit but aren't quite sure, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I'd love to help you brainstorm if this is the right fit for you and your classroom.