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Enriching Our Classrooms with the Works of Minnesota American Indian Writers: 5th Annual Workshop Day, 24 September 2011

books on tableThis year's workshop featured a moving reader's theater presentation of The Great Hurt, an artistic exploration of the American Indian boarding school experience.

Morning activities included breakout sessions devoted to discussions of the standards related to Minnesota American Indian writers in the 2010 Minnesota English Language Arts Standards—what they are and how to implement them in the classroom.

These station sessions were presented by Maria Theissen and Alex Papp ("Found Poems: Sootface Across Cultures"), Gretchen Hovan ("Seeing with New Eyes: Reading and Writing about Native Authors with Middle School Students"), Theresa Behnke ("Using Technology Resources to Teach Native American Literature"), and RenĂ© Montgomery and Susan Perala-Dewey ("Night Flying Woman and Companion Texts—Using Minnesota Native American Literature to Meet the Standards").

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