ERIC Number: EJ776531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Behind Education: How Can You "Be the Book" behind Bars?
English Journal, v96 n6 p19-23 Jul 2007
To teach reading to a transient population of incarcerated young men on Rikers Island, Dave Iasevoli utilized the students' desire for knowledge and their talent for storytelling, humor, and acting to engage them. Students embodied the characters by reading aloud from the novel "The Planet of Junior Brown," from which discussions about obesity, civil rights, and compassion emerged.
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Oral Reading, Culturally Relevant Education, Correctional Education, English Instruction, English Literature, Teaching Experience, Personal Narratives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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