Home Video (Silent Dancing by Judith Ortiz Cofer)
Write a poem about a memory from one of your home videos. If you do not have any old videos, simply write about a memory you have as a child.
Show your Do (Hair by Marcia Aldrich)
Have each student come to class with their favorite hairstyle. Tell them in advance so they can prepare and start planning for their hairstyle. Discuss the meaning of the hair styles.
Newspaper Clippings (Merced by Danielle Ofri)
Bring in a newspaper clipping that reminds you of what Ofri went through as she searched for her patient's cure. It could be something that has not been cured, something that has recently been cured, or about a doctor or patient.
Book Marked (Book Marks by Rebecca McClanhan)
Bring in a book that reminds you of the book discussed in "Book Marks" by Rebecca McClanahan and...
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