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Teacher Lesson Return to "Redefining Beauty for Myself"
Redefining Beauty for Myself
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ELA & Social and Emotional Learning
Self-Awareness


Story Summary: Daleelah is already self-conscious about her weight when a switch in schools and her parents’ divorce leave her focusing on it more than ever. She turns to extreme dieting and workouts until she realizes that there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to what influences her body image. She soon turns to self-love and acceptance and sees this as a revolutionary act in the face of a society that tries to tell us what we should look like.

Learning Objectives
Youth will build their SEL by:
• Reflecting on their sense of self-acceptance
• Increasing empathy for other youths’ experiences

Youth will increase their literacy by:
• Making meaning of text through class read-aloud and discussion



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(NYC-2020-03-03)