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Writing Your Heritage: A Sequence of Thinking, Reading, and Writing Assignments

by Deborah Dixon, foreword by Sheridan Blau (1993)

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Deborah Dixon wrote this book as she worked through her experience helping college freshmen, many of whom were the first in their families to go to college, to learn about their heritage. But the book outlines a framework and suggests activities useful and usable by teachers at all grade levels.

As the title suggests, the book is a sequence of lessons developed to not only increase students' understanding of their roots, but also to move students to higher levels of thinking skills as they read, write, work in groups and develop a final project. Dixon's strategies for fostering academic success among these students are apparent throughout Writing Your Heritage.

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