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Where I'm From, a poem

Where I'm From, a poem
In response to the fear- and hate-mongering alive in our country today, I have joined Julie Landsman?a writer, teacher, and activist based in Minneapolis?to create the I Am From Project. We want to gather the diversity of our voices, and we plan to archive the results online and to present them, in some form, in D.C. The Kentucky Arts Council has wrapped up my Where I'm From? “Where I'm From” grew out of my response to a poem from Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet (Orchard Books, 1989; Theater Communications Group, 1991) by my friend, Tennessee writer Jo Carson. In the summer of 1993, I decided to see what would happen if I made my own where-I'm-from lists, which I did, in a black and white speckled composition book. Since then, the poem as a writing prompt has traveled in amazing ways. I hope you won't stop there, though. Where to Go with "Where I'm From" Remember, you are the expert on you. Where Others Have Gone with "Where I'm From"

Young Latinos: Born in the U.S.A., carving their own identity Sep. 14, 2018 / 8:40 AM GMT By Suzanne Gamboa, Sandra Lilley and Sarah Cahlan This report is part of #NBCGenerationLatino, focusing on young Hispanics and their contributions during Hispanic Heritage Month. Jason Mero, 18, headed off to Brown University this fall proudly staking claim to his Latinx heritage, ever mindful that the sacrifices his immigrant parents made opened the doors of the Ivy League to him. Born in Queens, New York, to parents who emigrated from Ecuador 30 years ago, Mero would ruminate with his family growing up about the challenges facing an American with Hispanic roots: how to deal with a more hostile environment against Latinos, and how to assert his U.S. citizenship, his birthright, while staying connected to his community. "My family growing up wanted me to stick with my Hispanic roots, but also did not want me to show those roots to the world outside," Mero told NBC News. Most of these young Latinos have one thing in common — they were born in the United States.

Eng 8A, 9C You have read a chapter of the book: " The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Today we are going to read the text together and help each other writing an emotional poem. This is how you do it: 1. Write a Sensory Emotion Poem Work in pairs. When you read the text - what did you think of? Choose one emotion that you think describes the text best. Title (Emotion) (Line 1) (Emotion) is (color) (Line 2) What does the emotion taste like? (Line 3) What does the emotion smell like? (Line 4) What does the emotion feel like? (Line 5) What does the emotion sound like? (Line 6) What does the emotion look like? (Line 7) (Emotion) is _____________(include a metaphor) If you don't remember what a methapor is you can find help here: Metaphor 2. Save your poem and send it to me: A few years ago my pupils read The Hunger Games and then a girl wrote an emotional poem like this:

"I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter" by Erika L. Sanchez Writing template – I am You should write a poem by describing yourself. Start your sentences by using I am. You could either use the template below or come up with your own ideas. We will do this in class. Writing template – I Am I am sharp and focused (two special characteristics) I wonder what the camera really sees (something you are actually curious about) I hear the buzzing bee (an imaginary sound) I see flowers in early morning light (an imaginary sight) I want to stop time in a box (an actual desire) I am sharp and focused (the first line of the poem restated) I pretend to be a statue (something you pretend to do) I feel the shakes inside (a feeling about something imaginary) I touch the shutter button (an imaginary touch) I worry about the blurry result (something that really bothers you) I cry that the moment has forever passed (something that makes you very sad) I am sharp and focused (the first line of the poem repeated)

Teacher Lesson Plans, Printables & Worksheets by Grade or Subject - Engelska förmågor Embed code Select a size, the embed code changes based on your selection. _abc Powtoon Transcript I engelska ska du utveckla förmågan att förstå och tolka innehållet i talad engelska och i olika slags texter formulera dig och kommunicera i tal och skrift använda språkliga strategier för att förstå och göra dig förstådd vad innebär språkliga strategier??? CC creative commons attribution What Students Can Learn from Giving TEDx Talks Student Curran Stockton Gives a TEDx talk on technology and communication with the image of Steve Jobs in the background. By Linda Flanagan When Kate Griffith brought a huge batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies into an 8th grade class, she was doing more than sharing her culinary talents with hungry kids. An 8th grader herself, Griffith was conducting an experiment as part of the background research for her upcoming TEDx presentation. The test was simple: anyone willing and able to wait an hour would be rewarded with three cookies. Two years ago, Griffith was one of 10 students at the Lawton C. More than 10,000 TEDx events have been held around the world since the program was launched in 2009, including those put on by schools like the one in Summit. At Summit, Randy Wallock provides that support. Wallock recruited students that first year. Some students gained insight into learning itself. The students gained emotionally as well, starting with a boost in confidence. Related