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Read excerpts from"Becoming" by Michelle Obama with your students!


In this excerpt, Obama discusses her inability to respond when asked why she talks “like a white girl”. This lesson will explore code-switching between African American Vernacular English and Standard American English. 


Excerpt Topic: Code-Switching


-7 Guided Reading Questions

-3 Critical Thinking Questions


View & Respond Activity: White Flight


2 You Tube Video Links

5 Viewing Questions



Excerpts from Becoming by Michelle Obama Lesson 2

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