Topic: Diversity Literature Assignment

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Read the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice’s NYC Public Schools report on the exclusion of people of color from English Language Arts in NYC Schools. 
Choose a book appropriate for grades 1-6 that highlights some aspect of diversity. Please choose books that are available for free on Youtube.  I will provide a list of book lists for you to choose from. You can also choose a book from your own childhood. 

Book: And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole

Prepare a paper that includes:  

A brief book report (book title, author, illustrator, summary).  A section detailing how the book contributes to some aspect of diversity in the classroom. What aspect of the book contributes to an understanding of diversity. 
A paragraph discussing an assignment that your students could engage in related to the book. Please use the week 7 Novak reading as a guide. Use one of the choice assignments as a model. 
Several paragraphs making specific connections to the course and explaining the importance of diversity in elementary literature and elementary curriculum. In this section be sure to make specific connections to at least one of the class readings. How does this issue of diversity in classroom literature relate to urban schooling and cultural identity. 
A section where you discuss what you learned from the week 5, week 6, and week 7 readings that you will use in your own teaching. 

Type of assignment: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Essay
Subject: Education
Pages/words: 4/1100
Number of sources: 10
Academic level: Bachelor
Paper format: MLA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English

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