My First Year in America Memory Book helps your newcomer students celebrate their first year living and learning in a new culture. This memory book is designed to address the levels of the early stages of language acquisition. It offers opportunities for the child to express themselves trhough drawing and writing with differentiated templates. The first year in a new country and learning a new language is a powerful lifetime experience. This project will become a cherished keepsake. It will also show the child how much they have learned and experienced in their new country. I have created this memory book because I could not find one that met the needs of ELL learners. This project attends to the WIDA standards for ELLS. It includes clip art for the children to decorate their project like a scrapbook. A newcomer has a year of first experiences in a new culture. Many children from other countries have never experienced seasons or traditional American holidays. This memory book allows the child to remember and celebrate their first American Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentine’s Day and other first cultural events and new relationships.
Check out this Newcomer Autobiography to help new arrivals introduce themselves to their new peers. Even students on the lowest levels of language acquisition can use this product.
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