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ERIC Number: EJ998944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Using "The Joy Luck Club" to Teach Core Standards and 21st Century Literacies
Burns, Leslie David; Botzakis, Stergios G.
English Journal, v101 n5 p23-29 May 2012
In this article the authors illustrate an instructional unit based on a Common Core grades 9-10 illustrative text--Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" from "The Joy Luck Club." They demonstrate how teachers can meet the new standards "and" respond to students' 21st-century needs by using this modern classic along with other traditional and new media resources. Their unit could be easily adapted to other texts and grade levels. Their design is informed by research about using students' experiences and prior knowledge, popular cultures, media, and digital technologies in daily instruction. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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