Multicultural Literature

Read each of the four articles and respond by generating a video blog or written blog post. Click here if you need help: How to Set up a Blog. 

Article 1:Why the Best Kids Books are Written in Blood  by Sherman Alexie 

Article 2:Why Black Lives Matter  (Pick one of the articles from this list to read.) 

Article 3:Who am I?  Think AgainTed Talk by Hetain Patel 

Article 4:NPR Race Card Project– Read three of the six word essays and complete one of thesummaryactivities. 

AP Literature and Composition

  1. Read How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas Foster (click the title to open the Amazon listing.)51cbdlphagl._sx330_bo1204203200_
  2. After reading the novel, choose a chapter of the text to apply to your reading of the short stories listed below.  While reading, think about how you can apply the concepts that Foster illustrates in the text to your analysis.  For instance, based on my reading of the chapter “Is that a Symbol?” how can I analyze “A Rose for Emily” for symbolic relevance?  After you have read the short stories, you will write a 2-3 paragraph analysis of each short story applying the information from Foster’s book.  You must use 5 different chapters from the novel (not just the same one over again). 

 

Short Stories: (click on title for reading)