The Language of Literature


PART 1Knowing Who You Are
Gary Soto Seventh Grade
Romance on the first day of school.
A C T I V I T Y
Do people really know what you're about? As a class, play hangman or a game of charades in which you reveal a skill or an interest people may not know you have.
Langston Hughes Thank You, M’am
A young delinquent gets a big surprise.

Emily Dickinson
LITERARY LINK
If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking
Do you have a goal for your life?
Julia Alvarez Names/Nombres
Names are important.
Chaim Potok Zebra
A boy discovers art and a friend.
Naomi Shihab Nye The Rider
An idea for when you’re lonely
REAL WORLD LINK
Offerings at the Wall
Items left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Cynthia Rylant A Crush
The difference that flowers make



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