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The last three poems we read for our “poem-a-day” this #poetrymonth:

1. “Mending Wall,” Robert Frost
2. “Famous,” Naomi Shihab Nye
3. “Native Tongue,” Micah Bournes

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Background: I put together a packet of daily poems, in no particular order.

Criteria: poems previous Ss have liked, poems I personally love, and some Ss-suggested poems (oh, and almost all by poets of color because, well, #DisruptTexts).
Ss pointed out how these last three poems all asked readers to consider a different perspective, challenged them to rethink their own assumptions.

Re: “Mending Wall,” Ss pointed out how reading this poem takes on additional meaning given current admin’s rhetoric. Ahem...👇🏽
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Planning an upcoming unit with #1984 as a core text. Join me, #DisruptTexts friends, as I try to figure this unit out... (this will be my ongoing thread as I pull together ideas over the next few weeks).

Suggestions more than welcome... #aplitchat #aplangchat #engchat
So Ss will be moving from a unity of study in Storytelling, and next we’ll move to a unit of study on Truth, with 1984 as a core text.
Got my @Tolerance_org Social Justice Standards out and ready! tolerance.org/frameworks/soc…
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Ss need thoughtful, well-written models of individuals grappling with the complexities of identity. Next week, Ss are reading these four identity #mentortexts as they write their own. #DisruptTexts #aplangchat
"I didn’t come to Korea with the delusion that becoming Korean, full stop, was possible for me, and I certainly understood it would be presumptuous for me to act as if I were. I knew that I would always be on the outside of many things." #DisruptTexts catapult.co/stories/adopte…
"Throughout the books, Katniss endures the unendurable. She is damaged & it shows. At times, it might seem like her suffering is gratuitous but life often presents unendurable circumstances people manage to survive. Only the details differ." #DisruptTexts therumpus.net/2012/04/what-w…
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This week, Ss consider the voices & perspectives that may be missing from texts like The Things They Carried, starting w/some reflection that considers the voices & perspectives they center in their own lives and who O’Brien centers in the text... #DisruptTexts #aplangchat 1/
Students selected articles from the @nytimes Vietnam in ‘67 collection: nytimes.com/column/vietnam… #DisruptTexts #aplangchat 2/
Here are some examples of responses from Ss when prompted to consider additional perspectives #aplangchat #DisruptTexts 3/
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