Tag Archives: Characterization

Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri; illulstrated by Randy DuBurke

In the land of the free and the home of the brave, who is to blame when an eleven-year old boy born to an abusive, neglectful, drug-addicted prostitute kills a 14-year old girl as he aims at a rival in … Continue reading

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Characterization: says, thinks, does …

I utilized this EASY to implement, quick, and simple formative assessment while reading Sharon Draper’s Forged by Fire with a group of often-reluctant 9th graders recently. I adapted the idea from Thompson’s Adventures in Graphica, which has proven to offer … Continue reading

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