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Title: Stall High School We All Read Schoolwide Book Project There Are No Children Here 2007-2008


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Stall High SchoolWe All ReadSchoolwide Book
ProjectThere Are No Children Here 2007-2008
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Why a school wide reading project?
  • Reading/Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Build Community
  • Increase Interest in Non-fiction Reading

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  • Quick Literacy Statistics
  • 50 percent of American adults are unable to read
    an eighth grade level book. 
  • Out-of-school reading habits of students has
    shown that even 15 minutes a day of independent
    reading can expose students to more than a
    million words of text in a year. 
  • 46 of American adults cannot understand the
    label on their prescription medicine. 
  • When the State of Arizona projects how many
    prison beds it will need, it factors in the
    number of kids who read well in fourth grade. 

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  • The educational careers of 25 to 40 percent of
    American children are imperiled because they
    don't read well enough, quickly enough, or
    easily enough. 

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Stall High School We All Read There Are No
Children Here At A Glance
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Everyone gets a book
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Office Staff
  • Student Concern Specialists
  • Cafeteria Workers/ Janitorial Staff/ Bus Drivers

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Housing Projects Video
  • www.youtube.com/watch?vfrg6gY6qXxI

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The Evans family lived in the Cabrini Green
Projects... down the street from where our novel
is set.
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ELA/ Writing Ties
  • Poetry Letter to the Author
  • Editorials Journaling
  • Interviews Book Review
  • Proposal Memoir

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ELA/ Literature Ties
  • The Grapes of Wrath J. Steinbeck
  • Manchild in the Promised Land Claude Brown
  • Scorpions, Monster W.D. Myers
  • Life In Prison Tookie Williams
  • Chicago Carl Sandburg
  • The House on Mango St. Sandra Cisneros
  • A Raisin the Sun LorraineHansberry

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Comparing Texts
  • Those who dont know any better come into our
    neighborhood scared. They think were dangerous.
    They think we will attack them with shiny knives.
    They are stupid people who are lost and got here
    by mistake.
  • But we arent afraid. We know the guy with the
    crooked eye is Davey the Babys brother, and the
    tall one next to him in the straw brim, thats
    Rosas Eddie V. and the big one that looks like a
    dumb grown man, hes Fat Boy, though hes not fat
    anymore nor a boy.
  • All brown, all around, we are safe. But watch us
    drive into a neighborhood of a different color
    and our knees go shakity-shake and our car
    windows get rolled up tight and our eyes look
    straight ahead. Yeah. Thats how it goes and
    goes.
  • The House on Mango Street
  • The youngsters had heard that the suburb-bound
    commuters, from behind the tinted train windows,
    would shoot at them for trespassing on the
    tracks. One of the boys, certain that the
    commuters were crack shots, burst into tears as
    the train whisked by. Some of the commuters had
    heard similar rumors about the neighborhood
    children and worried that, like the cardboard
    lions at the carnival shooting gallery, they
    might be the target of talented snipers. Indeed,
    some sat away from the windows as the train
    passed through Chicagos blighted core. For both
    the boys and the commuters, the unknown was the
    enemy.
  • There Are No Children Here

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ELA/ Research Connections
  • Research Projects Topically Related to the text
  • Overpopulation in Prisons
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Welfare Reform
  • Police Brutality
  • Economics of the Drug Trade
  • Teen Pregnancy

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Gangs
  • RiDonte
  • Calvary
  • English II
  • Mrs. Gilbert
  • October 9, 2007

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Survey results
  • Do you think gangs are a problem in North
    Charleston?
  • Yes 75 No 25
  • Have you lost a friend or loved one to street
    violence?
  • Yes 63 No 28 Unsure 9
  • 70 Stall High School students survey

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Sociology
  • Using the radio documentary Ghetto Life 101as
    a model, students will create an oral or visual
    record of a typical
  • week in their
  • neighborhoods/homes.

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LeAIan Jones 13 years old, recording Ghetto Life
101.
Me and my friend Lloyd Newman just did a
description of our life for a week, and we want
to give you kids in America a message Dont look
at ghetto kids as different. You might not want
to invite us to your parties, you might think
well rob you blind when you got your back
turned. But dont look at us like that. Dont
look at us like were an alien or an android or
an animal or something. We have a hard life, but
were sensitive. Ghetto kids are not a different
breed- were human. Some people might say, That
boy dont know what hes talkin about! But I
know what Im talking about. Im dealing from the
heart because Ive been dealing with this for
thirteen years. These are my final words, but
youll be hearing from me again, cause Im an
up-and-rising activist. Peace Out
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Family Life/ Budgeting
  • Given 542, plan a grocery list to feed 11 people
    for 4 weeks.
  • Use grocery store flyers/ go on a field trip to a
    local supermarket price items.
  • Create a presentation on how you will budget your
    money

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P. 140-142 TANCH
  • Once a month, when LaJoe received her public aid
    check, she hired a cab to take her
    shopping...LaJoe bought enough to feed herself,
    Lafeyette, Pharoah, the triplets, and Lashawn,
    Lashawns boyfriend and his brother, Lashawns
    two children, Terence, and Weasel.

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Economics
  • Use the novel as a tie in to Freakonomics
  • Why Do Drug Dealers Live with Their Moms?.
  • An analysis of a crack dealing gang in Chicago
    (the Black Nation Disciples). It covers economic
    topics such as fixed variable costs of
    production, labor markets, supply demand, and
    monopolies.

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Freakonomics Text Excerpt
  • A 1-in-4 chance of being killed! Compare these
    odds to being a timber cutter, which the Bureau
    of Labor Statistics calls the most dangerous job
    in the United States. Over four years' time, a
    timber cutter would stand only a 1-in-200 chance
    of being killed. Or compare the crack dealer's
    odds to those of a death row inmate in Texas,
    which executes more prisoners than any other
    state. In 2003, Texas put to death twenty-four
    inmatesor just 5 percent of the nearly 500
    inmates on its death row during that time. Which
    means that you stand a greater chance of dying
    while dealing crack in a Chicago housing project
    than you do while sitting on death row in Texas.
    So if crack dealing is the most dangerous job in
    America, and if the salary is only 3.30 an hour,
    why on earth would anyone take such a job?

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Math
  • Use the Cook County Criminal Courts Inventory to
    create a pie chart showing the percentage
    breakdown of the crimes committed by the inmates
    for the year 1988.

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P. 131 TANCH
  • The 1988 inventory of the Cook County Criminal
    Courts included 14 perjuries 103 bribes...8419
    rapes 1584 armed robberies 1351 accused of
    unlawful use of a weapon...

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ESOL/ Language Arts
  • Read a novel with Hispanic characters facing
    similar struggles, such as Parrot in the Oven or
    Trinos Choice. Students create a visual project
    comparing the two works.

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Psychology Mazlows Heirarchy of Needs
Urica p. 134/ Growing Up in a War Zone
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Schoolwide Community Service
  • Partnering with the Lowcountry Food Bank
  • Canned/ Non-perishable food drive sponsored by
    Student Government
  • Saturday Food Packaging/ Family Activity

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Author Visit
  • 3 assemblies
  • Author luncheon
  • Student performance
  • Project display
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