Empowering ESL Students for Leadership and Literacy (w/video)
Posted April 3, 2016 by Rose Reissman, Toniann Hammel, Tatiyana Helms, Barry Kevorkian, Denis Nolan, Sofia Rashid
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Middle school educators at Ditmas IS 62 use current events and social justice as a springboard to tap into ESL students’ life, content and cultural expertise. While the following article shares how students expanded a unit on Malala Yousafzai into a forum on children’s right to education, educators can use a great number of topics related to relevant cultural, historical, or social issues to initiate rich classroom discussion and to empower ESL students as learners and leaders.