Authentic, Meaningful Lessons for Newcomers
As educators, it is our responsibility to create and maintain an environment where our newcomers feel welcomed, valued, accepted, and respected. We can do this by drafting and delivering authentic and meaningful experiences where newcomers are not just learning a new language but acquiring life-changing experiences.
Participants engaged in a range of activities to see how easy it is to create authentic and meaningful lessons and experiences for newcomers to not only acquire the English language but also grow personally. We explored topics such as "Discover Own Identities", "Own Name", Our Story", "Embracing Language", and other topics.
Resources used to draft our lessons will vary based on picture books, compelling texts, and Scholastic Action magazines.
Free app to publish books: https://www.writereader.com/en
ILA blog: Individuality and Identity Through Picture Books and Storytelling: Click here
Achieving the Core blog: Compelling Digital Lessons - Click here
My Name, My Identity: https://www.mynamemyidentity.org/
These lists of books are from the book Reading to Make a Difference: Using Literature to Help Students Speak Freely, Think Deeply, and Take Action by Lester L. Laminack and Katie Kelly.
Pages #22 and #23
You can also scan this QR code and have access to an awesome Padlet with a lot of diverse books you can use: use this link or code!