Teaching Activity. By Renée Watson. 7 pages.
A teacher’s reflection on the power of poetry to spark critical discussion and reflection on current issues of inequality surrounding disaster response in the United States.
Teaching Activity. By Linda Christensen. 10 pages.
Teacher reflection on different ways to effectively incorporate poetry into history or literature classes.
Teaching Activity. By Linda Christensen. 21 pages.
Role play and writing activities for language arts and social studies on the Little Rock Nine, Brown v. Board, and schooling in general. Designed for use with the memoir Warriors Don’t Cry.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Cliff Mayotte. 2013 (2nd edition). 145 pages.
A guide to explore contemporary issues through oral history, and to develop the communication skills necessary for creating oral history projects in communities.
Teaching Guide. By Linda Christensen. 2003. 196 pages.
Lessons for teaching a range of writing genres while addressing social justice themes. Published by Rethinking Schools.
Teaching Guide. Edited by Linda Christensen and Dyan Watson. 2015. 272 pages.
Lessons and poetry to help students develop writing skills, build community, and create a vision of a future with justice.
Teaching Guide. By Linda Christensen. 2009. 300 pages.
Through stories, Christensen demonstrates how to draw on students’ lives and the world to teach poetry, essay, narrative, and critical literacy skills. Published by Rethinking Schools.
Book – Fiction. By Pam Muñoz Ryan. 2010. 372 pages.
An introduction to the life of Pablo Neruda as a child in historical fiction for young adults.
Book – Fiction. By Margarita Engle. 2012. 144 pages.
A portrait in verse of a young girl struggling with dyslexia in Cuba at the turn of the 20th century.