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Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month in your ELA Classroom

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May is like a month on superspeed in education. You know when you fast forward something and the voices get all squeaky, Alvin and the Chipmunks-style? Well, that’s May. Between A.P. tests and awards nights and grading and grade reports and special senior gifts and everything else that gets packed into May alongside the lilacs, life is busy.

So it would help to have an easy and impactful way to celebrate AAPI heritage month! Something you can do once and then easily refer back to without lots more research and prep, am I right?

That’s what today’s podcast is all about!

You can listen in to this episode 183 below, click here to tune in on any podcast player, or read on for the full post.

Recently I shared a Black History Month classroom display and Women’s History Month display and received so many lovely notes and photos of it in action around the world. (Thank you!). Today we’re talking about the latest in the series, a display to celebrate creators with AAPI backgrounds.

The goal of these displays is to lift up the voices being celebrated that month, and provide quick activities for early finishers, stations, or bell ringers.

Each of the ten authors featured in this special display has a quick bio and then a QR code that leads to an author website, interview, movie trailer for one of their written works, poetry video, etc. Students can discover new writers and works that intrigue them throughout the month as they explore the links.

(This display has been designed with high school students in mind. You know your students and community best, so please do preview the material.)

To use this display, just make your copy, print the elements (cardstock is ideal), cut them out, and put them up wherever you wish.

You can choose between smaller and larger sized version of the QR-code author posters, depending on how big you want your display to be.

Then just print and connect as many border pieces as you wish.

I hope you’ll enjoy using this display in your hallway or classroom! To get your (totally free) copy, you can subscribe to my email list below, and it will be the first thing I’ll send you. That way you’ll receive my Friday emails full of teaching ideas, and you won’t miss out on the displays still coming for LGBTQ+ Pride month, and Hispanic Heritage month!

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