Read In to Honor, Learn, Connect, and Empathize: Jaqueline Woodson's "This Is The Rope" - National Council of Teachers of English

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Read In to Honor, Learn, Connect, and Empathize: Jaqueline Woodson’s “This Is The Rope”

February 28, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


As a middle school (grades 5-9) we will meet Jaqueline Woodson via her incredible sharing via video online. We will learn about why NCTE sponsors a Read In and why it is such an honor to participate during Black History Month and also to always consider what we read and teach and learn for an anti-racist, just world. In assembly, we will learn about the Great Migration and then read Woodson’s This Is The Rope. Then, community members will model storytelling by sharing personal reactions and personal stories about migration in their own families. In a follow up discussion, advisory groups will respond to discussion prompts aimed at the goals articulated in our title. Via storytelling, sharing and craft we will consider what we learn from Woodson, what we learn from our own reflections, and what we can learn from each other about what we carry with us forward.


February 28, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sarah DAnnolfo&Ruth Koenigsbauer


The Pike School, Andover MA
34 Sunset Rock Road
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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