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Teacher Lesson Return to "Taking the Best of Both Worlds"
Taking the Best of Both Worlds
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ELA & Social and Emotional Learning
Social Awareness


Story Summary:Mocked by her family for not being able to properly hold chopsticks and teased by her friends for her heavy American accent, Claire doesn’t feel “Korean enough.” A friend helps Claire see she isn—t alone and Claire finds comfort in the many cultures that surround her in New York City.

Learning Objectives
Youth will build their SEL by:
• Reflecting on their sense of identity and culture
• 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-2020-03-05)