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Exploring Language and Identity: Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” and Beyond
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Copy of "Mother Tongue" by Amy Tan
- Blue pens, Black pens, and pencils (optional)
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
- Discussion Questions for "Mother Tongue"
- Literacy Narrative Assignment
- Essay Rubric
- Student Self-Assessment
- Arrange for copies of the essay "Mother Tongue" by Amy Tan. The essay is widely anthologized. It was originally published in The Threepenny Review in 1990.
- Make an overhead transparency of the Discussion Questions for "Mother Tongue," or arrange for an LCD projector to show the questions to the class.
- Make copies of the Literacy Narrative Assignment, Literacy Narrative Rubric, and Student Self-Assessment.
- Test the Venn Diagram on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.