English Language Learners at Francis C. Hammond Middle School are developing their English literacy skills. When asked how they could continue to do this and help others, the students thought of visiting their elementary school and working with 1st graders, and that is what they began doing. Biweekly the Hammond students walk down the hill behind their school and are greeted as celebrities at James K. Polk Elementary School. The middle school students read with their 1st grade partners, play literacy games and assist with writing tasks. Students enjoy the chance to work with the younger and find it is building their own English skills too.
Cohort member: Ellie Hurst
Students: 7th grade English Language Learners at Francis C. Hammond Middle School
How can I use my literacy skills to build relationships and literacy at the Polk Elementary school community?
English Language Arts Standards:
7.1 The student will participate in and contribute to conversations, group discussions, and oral presentations.
7.2 The student will identify and demonstrate the relationship between a speaker’s verbal and nonverbal messages.
7.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.
7.6 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
7.7 The student will write in a variety of forms with an emphasis on exposition, narration, and persuasion.