Literature: "Street Love" by Walter Dean Myers
These sites are about the book “Street Love” with discussion questions, an interview, and author essay on the book. Included is information about parents in prison, social class, and Shakespeare’s influence on other writers. There are links to eThemes Resources on Walter Dean Myers and Poetry for Upper Levels.
New York Times: Class Matters: Social Class in the United States
This series from the New York Times examines social class in the United States of America. Note: This site contains ads.
PBS: People Like Us
Learn about social class in America from interactive activities and games.
National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated
This site is part of the Family and Corrections Network.
National Geographic: Mothers Behind Bars: What Happens to the Children?
Read a news article about mothers behind bars from National Geographic and learn what happened to children of these women. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Shakespeare Online: Shakespeare's Influence
Read about the influence of Shakespeare's language and other writers are. NOTE: This site includes ads.
EDSITEment!: Listening to Poetry: Sounds of the Sonnet
In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to listen to the sounds of poetry, perform and analyze sonnets, and record a sonnet with other students.
readwritethink: Is a Sentence a Poem?
Try this lesson from ReadWriteThink which assists students in analyzing existing one line poems. Students then use this knowledge to write an original poem.
readwritethink: Finding Poetry in Prose: Reading and Writing Love Poems
This lesson from ReadWriteThink assists students in analyzing poems and then writing an original work based on a life experience.
readwritethink: Poetry Circles: Generative Writing Loops Help Students Craft Verse
Use this lesson to assist students to develop an understanding of poetic terms, conventions and traditional forms.
Children's Literature: Meet Authors and Illustrators: Walter Dean Myers
Read about author Walter Dean Myers and read reviews of some of his books.
Harper Collins: Discussion Questions
On page 2 of this PDF file, there are some discussion questions that go along with the book "Street Love".
YouTube: Book Trailer for Street Love
Watch a book trailer for Walter Dean Myers book "Street Love." NOTE: This site includes a message board. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
eThemes Resource: Author Study: Walter Dean Myers
These websites are about author Walter Dean Myers. Included are biographies, interviews with the author, and bibliographies. There are discussion guides for some of his books. There is a link to eThemes Resources on "Street Love" by Walter Dean Myers.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Poetry for Upper Levels
These sites are about poetry and writing poems for upper grade levels. There are many examples of poetry, including audio recordings of poets reading their work or people reading and talking about their favorite poems, as well as textual resources. There are lesson plans and activity ideas. Students can write their own poems, write a poem collaboratively, or organize a poetry slam. Includes eThemes resources on poetry for elementary levels, Robert Frost, and Maya Angelou.
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