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YAL - Young Adult Literature Presenter Unit 2010/2011 & Units for Books



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YAL Conference Books



  We Were Here

by Matt De La Pena


This book was presented at YAL & has a teacher created UfB:


YAL Presenter Unit 2010/2011

Subjects: English
Grade Level: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Posted: 2010 (Pre CCSS)

Unit Created by: Griselda R. Quintero and Amy Schwartzbach Kang


Units for Books - (Pre CCSS)


YAL Conference Workshop Description

What Happens to the Drop-Outs? We Were Here.
Griselda R. Quintero and Amy Schwartzbach Kang, Presenters

This YAL book is valuable in that it attempts to reach those students- especially boys- on the margins of society on verge of joining a gang, committing a crime, or running away. Through the use of action learning strategies from Action Strategies for Deepening Comprehension by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, we will explore the themes of the book: community, friendship, atonement, and forgiveness, which all speak to the strength of the human spirit. In all, this session will be sure to give you strategies that you can apply to any text. - Workshop Description for YAL 2010