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2 Welcome! Multicultural Text Sets: Landscapes into Stories and Writing Presenters: Ann Berger-Knorr Susan Van Zile Mary Napoli Jacqueline Woodson* * Sponsored by Penguin Young Readers Group Penguin Group USA

3 Directions: Please report to a designated area. Introduce yourself to group members. Designate a QR code reader (per groups of four) - On iPhone, visit app store and download QR code reader).

4 Directions: Text Set Activity Individual Participants (10 min) 1.Open to the Multimodal, Multigenre Book Pass in the booklet. 2.Think about the focus questions: How do the texts in the text set relate to the topics of civil responsibility and social justice? 3.Select one text to review. Record the title on the graphic organizer. (QR code texts can be found on the inside of each Jacqueline Woodson text). 4.Within the 10 minute time frame, become the group’s expert on this text. 5.Complete Part One of the graphic organizer: What do you notice about the text? List the theme(s) associated with the text.

5 Jigsaw Activity (10 min) 1.Each expert takes a turn sharing the information about their text using Part One of the organizer as the framework for the discussion. 2.Listeners record the titles of the books and additional notes about these titles in Part One of the organizer. 3.As a group, reach consensus on a theme that could be used with the text set. 4.Discuss the questions in Part Two of the organizer and take notes on the ideas generated. 5.Choose a representative from the group to share the theme of the text set and one classroom connection.

6 Group Discussion (5 min) & Whole Group Share (5 min) 1.As a group, reach consensus on a theme that could be used with the text set. 2.Discuss the questions in Part Two of the organizer and take notes on the ideas generated. 3.Choose a representative from the group to share the theme of the text set and one classroom connection with the whole group.

7 Whole Group Share Out

8 Multicultural Text Sets, Civic Responsibility, & Social Justice Using Jacqueline Woodson’s books as anchor texts, we developed text sets around elements of social justice. Cappiello & Dawes (2012) –“the power of children’s literature to engage students [and] inspire deep content exploration” through the use of multimodal, multigenre text sets – “texts that vary in modality” including visual, audio, and digital texts – as “a versatile teaching tool for the classroom.” Picower (2012) – Provides a framework for six elements of social justice While not necessary to incorporate all six elements in every unit of study, the elements "build upon each other sequentially, and all should be addressed throughout the year.” By addressing all six elements in the classroom, "students develop an analysis of oppression and tools to take action.“

9 Picower’s (2012) Our Social Justice 6 Elements of Social Justice Text Set (2014) featuring selections by Jacqueline Woodson Picower’s (2012) Our Social Justice 6 Elements of Social Justice Text Set (2014) featuring selections by Jacqueline Woodson Self Love & KnowledgeRespect for Others Exploring Issues of Social Injustice Social Movements & Social Change Raising AwarenessTaking Social Action Self Love & Knowledge / Identity Show Way Respect for Others / Empathy & Kindness Each Kindness Social Injustice / Segregation / Civil Rights The Other Side Social Injustice/Slavery / Underground Railroad Show Way Social Movements & Social / Economic Change This is the Rope Social Action Coming on Home Soon

10 Classroom Connections Using Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor as an anchor text and multimodal texts. Power Pyramid Reader’s theatre Essay Poetry

11 Classroom Connections Student Power Pyramid

12 Classroom Connections Romare Bearden CaptivityandResistance

13 Student Example

14 Student Feedback

15 Welcome Jacqueline Woodson Sponsored by Penguin Young Readers Group Penguin Group USA ANNOUNCEMENT Jacqueline Woodson will be signing at the Penguin Young Readers Booth #612 Saturday, November 22, :00 - 4:00 p.m.

16 Questions and Contact information Contact Information: Dr. Ann Berger-Knorr Associate Professor of Education Lebanon Valley College Mrs. Susan Van Zile Sixth Grade Language Arts teacher Cumberland Valley School District Dr. Mary Napoli Associate Professor of Reading Penn State Harrisburg

17 Bibliography Cappiello, M.A., & Dawes, E. (2013). Teaching with text sets. Huntington Beach, CA: Shell Education. Picower, B. (2012). Using their words: Six elements of social justice curriculum design for the elementary classroom. International Journal of Multicultural Education. Vol. 14 (1).Retrieved from Woodson, Jacqueline. (2014)..Brown girl dreaming. New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books, imprint of Penguin Group. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2013). This is the rope: A story from the Great Migration. Illus. by James Ransome. New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books, imprint of Penguin Group. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2012). Each Kindness. Illus. by E.B. Lewis. New York, NY: Nancy Paulsen Books. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2005). Show Way. Illus. by Hudson Talbott. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers.(Penguin) Woodson, Jacqueline. (2004). Coming on home soon. Illus. by E.B. Lewis. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers. Woodson, Jacqueline. (2001). The other side. Illus. by E.B. Lewis. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.


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