Maya Angelou: Student Analysis

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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou This quote embodies the essence of my students. They are from diverse backgrounds, however, each possesses beauty and strength that I hope to nurture as their teacher. Over 99% of my students are African American or Hispanic, and over 95% receive free or reduced lunch. They also live in the poorest congressional district in the United States. Nonetheless, each of them possess a drive to succeed, a passion for learning, and a heart to explore beyond their community. This is my goal as I develop a literacy and project-based cluster course for my upper elementary students. I strive to build a positive, student-centered

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