How would you like to have been a young Mexican-American attending the Arizona ranch school in the 1930s and 1940s? If you had been, you would have had horses to ride! You might have gone to school in an old broken down bus! You would have gotten to write for the school newspaper! What would you write about? Your family! The Halloween party! The Christmas pinata! The new baseball team! The annual parade and rodeo! Would you like to see what life was like for them? Would you like to read their newspapers? Then, come read Coyote School News and then, start your own!
Research Links for Coyote School News
of a Class Newspaper
a Class Newspaper
The School Story by Andrew Clements
The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson
Dear Whiskers by Whitehead Nagda Ann
Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher
Frindle by Andrew Clement
Hey, New Kid! by Betsy Duffey
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull
In My Family / En Mi Familia by Carmen Lomas Garza
The Upside Down Boy by Juan Felipe Hererra
Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora
Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie by Joe Hayes
The Kids' Wings
unit for Coyote
School News includes:
"...my great-grandfather was an americano, not because he crossed the line, but because the line crossed him." Ramon Ernesto Ramirez, Coyote School News
for language is imprinted in the genes, a God-given, gene-driven capacity
that emerges with life itself. Literacy, like love, knows no limits.
It is a lifelong journey.
A special thanks to Christopher Ian Hill for the background music: The Great American West!
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