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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.


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This series from the New York Times examines social class in the United States of America. Note: This site contains ads.
Learn about social class in America from interactive activities and games.
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.
Read about the influence of Shakespeare's language and other writers are. NOTE: This site includes ads.
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.
Try this lesson from ReadWriteThink which assists students in analyzing existing one line poems. Students then use this knowledge to write an original poem.
This lesson from ReadWriteThink assists students in analyzing poems and then writing an original work based on a life experience.
Use this lesson to assist students to develop an understanding of poetic terms, conventions and traditional forms.
Read about author Walter Dean Myers and read reviews of some of his books.
On page 2 of this PDF file, there are some discussion questions that go along with the book "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.
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.
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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