ERIC Number: ED480222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-4
Reference Count: N/A
Flying to Freedom: "Tar Beach" and "The People Could Fly."
Reading with an awareness of intertextuality helps students respond in a dynamic manner to multicultural literature. Students explore themes of liberation and racism as they examine the connections, as well as the disjunctions, between two award-winning children's books. During the four 45-minute lessons, grade 3-5 students will: read and discuss multicultural literature in a meaningful, complex manner; become familiar with how genre and historical context are used to interpret texts; discover how to compare and contrast texts to uncover their intertextual links; develop ideas in verbal and written form; and learn how literature and art can be used to express inspiring visions of freedom and liberty. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Freedom, Lesson Plans, Literary Genres, Multicultural Literature, Racial Bias
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.