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Maples, Joellen; Groenke, Susan – Voices from the Middle, 2009
The authors unpack a unit in which students were asked to consider the question, "Who and what is an American?" The activity originated with a discussion of 6 fictional profiles; students were asked to place these people along a continuum from "least American" to "most American." The resulting discussions broadened…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Middle School Students, Literary Criticism, Immigrants