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.