Instructional Samples

Sense of Place

This unit uses diverse written and visual texts to help students understand aspects of who they are by exploring other people’s experiences and perspectives. Students have opportunities to understand how they’re connected to the land and to consider their sense of place. Students analyze and synthesize written and visual texts to inform and inspire the creation of their own written and visual texts.
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From Memoir to Podcast

For years I have been inviting students to share their stories through various writing assignments in the class, and I always try to connect students’ worlds with those they encounter in literature. Memoir writing is a powerful medium through which students can reflect on and share moments that have shaped who they are.
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