Sherman Alexie in the classroom

Sherman Alexie in the classroom

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Discusses ways to teach the works of award-winning Native American author Sherman Alexie, including his short story collection qThe Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, q his film qSmoke Signals, q and his novel qThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.qAs students track topics, they see that many overlap. For example, community often centers on basketball, and, at times, basketball players are respected as modern-day warriors. ... to end, by the time theya#39;ve finished the text theya#39;re prepared with the textual support they need to complete an expository writing assignment. ... To extend this activity, students can find one other piece of Alexiea#39;s writing (short story, poem, essay, film, novel, song) that deals with the topic each is exploring.

Title:Sherman Alexie in the classroom
Author: Heather E. Bruce, Anna E. Baldwin, Christabel Umphrey
Publisher:Natl Council of Teachers - 2008-08-31

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