English Language Lerner
English Language Lerner
Purpose: To produce a Children’s Trade Book that provides ELL students at the elementary level with an understanding of “jury service” to build their sense of citizenship. Directions: Reading and literature is the mainstay of any reading program that is implemented in any district. Students must be introduced to reading materials that are both narrative and expository. As teachers, you must provide your students with reading materials that are interesting and that are written at their level, if they are to be successful readers. This project is the development of a simple trade book that will be expository in nature. The focus of the book will be on helping an ELL student, at a very young age, to understand “jury service” as a responsibility of a citizen and a privilege. You will select a title for your trade book. It may be written in the form of prose, poetry, or as a drama. Appropriate illustrations will be an additional mandatory feature.
The project may require that you conduct “some” research on the topic of “jury duty” service. Content may include its history; its definition; its role in any society; how a jury is selected; who are exempt; its importance; how it’s done outside of the United States. To help you in this project you might find kids.net.AU very useful. Your trade book should be written at a selected elementary level and the content should be relevant for the age group. You may use the Dolch orthe Fry Readability Formula to determine the level at which your text is written. Parts of the Trade Book: Part I: Written Text: Develop the text for your children’s trade book using appropriate Information at a selected grade level. Part II: Comprehension: As a follow-up to reading the text in the trade book, ELL students should be given an opportunity to demonstrate that they have comprehended what they have read. Develop 5 comprehension questions that focus on the reading material. Of these questions, two (2) must be written at the literal level and three (3) at the inferential level. Part III: Vocabulary: Create a spelling list of 5 to 10 unfamiliar words from the text for which you will develop an activity that demonstrates the ELL students’ mastery of these words. Highlight these words in your text as well.
Part IV: Technology: List and describe the activity on three websites that you may refer students to for additional information.
Part V: Storybook Selection: Identify three to five children’s books that serve to introduce children to their civic rights and responsibilities. List the book by its name, its author, the publisher, and the date of publication. Keep in mind; the illustrations that you use as well as the packaging of this project are critical to the presentation of the project. There are 5 parts to this project and all 5 parts must be completed.
Elementary student age is 6 to 11years