English Learners’ Voices Come Alive through Identity Texts

Curriculum and PedagogyLanguage Arts and LiteracyEnglish Language Learning
1 Hour Session
10:45 AM, Thursday 13 Feb 2020 (1 hour)
Division 1 - Grades 1-3Division 2 - Grades 4-6
Location : TELUS Convention Centre - TELUS 105

Identity texts (Cummins and Early, 2011), are projects created by students that facilitate language learning while at the same time reflecting back the students’ identities in a positive light. In this session, you will discover identity text projects from Kindergarten right through high school that will give your English learners’ a voice to express their linguistic and cultural identities. Explore the classroom process of imaginative identity text creation with English learners, and experience student-created identity texts in a variety of formats including digital stories, videos, hardcover fiction, and non-fiction books, collages and three-dimensional art constructions, prose and poetry.
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