Poem A Day:
Today we finished reading American Born Chinese. Then I asked students to get into groups of three-four and go through the book again, from start to finish, trying to find all of the literary elements Yang used to deliver his theme of being true to yourself.
This book uses a lot of neat strategies for delivering this theme, and they are pretty heavy-handed and obvious., I think students will feel another boost of confidence as they are able to easily identify some symbols and plot structure techniques and discuss how these come together to teach a lesson.
Share out responses and I record their observations. Of course, I will post those here once they happen.