The Newcomers Book Club (for supporting English Learners) – 9/22/2020

Together, we will be reading The Newcomers, by Helen Thorpe, a text that “follows the lives of twenty-two teenagers from around the world over the course of one school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado, in a beginner-level English language acquisition class. Speaking no English ans unfamiliar with American culture, they face the enormous challenge of adapting to life in the developed world, in addition to navigating the usual pangs of adolescence.”

This blended-learning experience will provide you with asynchronous background readings from the text and prep work within an online environment, then a synchronous meeting time to come together and discuss aspects of the text that can be applied to current teaching and educational contexts.

1 Semester of Ashland Credit will be available for an additional fee.

We are sorry, but consortium discounts not availlable for these sessions.

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