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Comstock House Tour Script Adaptation For Non-Native Speakers Of English, Aura Lee Mohror May 2019

Comstock House Tour Script Adaptation For Non-Native Speakers Of English, Aura Lee Mohror

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This project seeks to increase the accessibility of a historic site to non-native speakers of English. The ultimate goal of this project is twofold: to draw in more attendees from a currently non-museum-attending population to a particular historical site and to provide non-native speakers of English with an understandable local history and language learning experience. The Comstock House in Moorhead, MN is exploring ways to increase its attendance by reaching out to new Americans and immigrants. A focus group composed of students in Moorhead´s adult ESL courses participated in a tour experience after which they provided feedback regarding the ...


Using Phonics To Increase Reading Comprehension In English Language Learners, Lindsay Piekutowski May 2019

Using Phonics To Increase Reading Comprehension In English Language Learners, Lindsay Piekutowski

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This paper discusses the implications phonics has on reading comprehension in the older English Language Learner. The subjects for this study were in the same Language Arts class in the Sheltered-Instruction Observation Protocol classroom, and they ranged from 15-20 years old. They were all in the same class because they were all Level III or IV with their language proficiency based on the WIDA ACCESS score in Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing. The study used Lexile scores from the Reading Inventory test used in the READ 180 classroom as the summative assessment of reading comprehension abilities. The focus for ...