Friday, October 30, 2020
Oct. 30, 2020

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Students learn English from home

The Columbian

WOODLAND — Students in Woodland’s English Language Learners program enter public school with little to no knowledge of how to read, write or speak English, and work to become fluent while also taking the required academic classes that a native speaker would take. This process was significantly impacted with statewide school closures. Woodland English Language Learners teacher Carlotta Propersi worked to ensure students would be able to continue despite not being at school. “Since our students have Chromebooks with webcams, I assigned the students video assignments where they must answer a series of question prompts with a written script and then recite the script on video,” she said in a news release. “The assignment gives students more confidence in speaking and writing -— two key components of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st century that each of them must pass in order to graduate.”