Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Summer ESL Academy gives students intensive language instruction

Tags: khasnabis, language, reischl

 ESL students give guided tours of museum of art pieces to other
students, their families, and the SOE community Seventy students going into grades four through eight received intensive language instruction this summer from five AAPS mentor teachers and nine U-M teaching interns who are earning their ESL instruction certification. The low student-to-teacher ratio meant that each classroom had four or five instructors.

This year’s curriculum focused on representing ideas and experiences through art. Students created poetry, personal narratives, information graphics and videos that were inspired by memories from their own lives and pieces they saw during field trips to the U-M Museum of Art.

The program culminated in a special event at the museum on July 25 in which students shared their work with their parents and others.

To read more about the Summer ESL Academy experience, visit the Ann Arbor Public Schools website.

Debi Khasnabis is Chair, Elementary Teacher Education; Clinical Associate Professor

Cathy Hindman Reischl is Clinical Professor

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