This project will enable 8th grade ELA teachers to collaborate in the service of finding a replacement for Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird as a novel study unit. The 8th grade ELA team will continue to build itself as a community of learners and establish open dialogue around issues of representation in the curriculum, racial identity, and culturally responsive teaching. Students of color in 8th grade ELA classes will have an opportunity to read new novels written by authors of color that are affirming of their diverse identities.
Applicant: Joelle Pederson
School: District -- Various Middle Schools
Date Approved: Jan. 19 2021