Dominant Language Novels for ELLs

  • School Year: 2017-2018
  • Applicants: Johannah Kosienski, Lead Teacher
  • School: King Philip Middle School
  • Subjects: Language Arts

This grant will support 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from King Philip Middle School for whom English is not a first language by providing them with novels written in their own language. Selected novels for the school year include The Christmas Carol and A Wrinkle in Time (6th grade); The Giver and The Hobbit (grade 7); and The Outsiders, Night, and Long Walk to Water (grade 8). The novels will be purchased in the top five languages (other than English) spoken and read at the school : Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Arabic. After reading these novels, emerging English students will be able to actively participate in classroom discussions, text analysis and in writing projects and assessments.

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