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Amy Tan in the Classroom: "The art of invisible strength"

by Renee H. Shea and Deborah Wilchek

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Amy Tan in the Classroom: "The art of invisible strength"

Grades 8 – 12
Type Book
Pages 128
Published August 2005
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

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In Amy Tan in the Classroom—the fifth book in the NCTE High School Literature Series—you'll discover new ways to share the work of this important author with your students. Immensely practical, the book uses an activity-based approach to teaching both the print and film versions of The Joy Luck Club, as well as the nonfiction The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings.

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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Language and Identity: Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" and Beyond

Students explore the idea of "different Englishes" by reading Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" and writing literacy narratives about their own use of different language for different audiences and purposes.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Pairing Fiction With Poetry and Performance

Make connections across genres and across cultures to engage students in the study of literary voice and themes. Comprehension skills and vocabulary also come into play, especially for English language learners, as students read a novel and related poems, then write and perform original poems related to the novel.