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Immigrant Literature in the Secondary English Classroom: Rationale and Recommendations
The California Reader
  • Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D., Molloy College
  • Vicky Giouroukakis, Ph.D., Molloy College
  • James L. Garfinkel
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The immigrant experience has been woven into a tapestry of shared American existence for centuries. Since the number of recent immigrants and US-born English language learners in classrooms across the country has been increasing, the authors suggest a rationale and recommendations for integrating literature depicting the immigrant experience into secondary ELA lessons. The goal is to give all students opportunities to develop cross-cultural understanding though literary engagement.

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Andrea Honigsfeld, Vicky Giouroukakis and James L. Garfinkel. "Immigrant Literature in the Secondary English Classroom: Rationale and Recommendations" The California Reader Vol. 44 Iss. 3 (2011)
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