Literacy Projects

Immigrant Students Build Literacy Skills Through Technology

Telling stories is basic to human communication—our brains are wired to make stories out of everything and learning to tell stories effectively is fundamental to self-expression. The purpose of this session is to show how ELL students worked on year-long projects to enhance their communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and overall, authentic language use.Grades 3-5 ELL students learn to communicate in written and spoken language using a variety of technology tools that include, print, video, and multimedia. They develop the skills needed to create published books and a weekly televised news program: organizing the work flow; storyboarding; script writing; photographing, videotaping, editing, and producing.

Tell a Family Story Handout

Samples of Family Stories

WVLB Handout

Weekly Voices from The Branch

Video Travel Brochures

Football or Futebol: Let’s Follow the USA Team to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup

Butterfly Journals by Second Graders

Photos from Poster Session at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia