RHS sTUDENTS write fables for phillips Dual Language classes
(June 4, 2014) Spanish V students listening and reading Fables written, illustrated and recorded in Spanish by the high school students as a final project.
Students reading and listening to fables written by their peers.
They also wrote short positive comments on each of the stories
they read and reported back to Ms. Boerum.
Some of the student responses to this project included these remarks:
“My favorite part of was creating the pictures because I like to envision the story and bring it to life.”
“I liked that we were able to be as creative as we wanted to.”
“I enjoyed listening to my classmates voices reading their fables.”
“My favorite part was coming up with a story that could teach children a lesson.“
“I really enjoyed recording my fable.“
Penelope Boerum's Spanish V class and AP Spanish Language & Culture students wrote fables to share with the dual language kindergarten classes at Phillips Avenue Elementary School.
Phillips Avenue teacher Erica Peralta shared, "My kindergarten students were tremendously impressed with the students' fables, especially the illustrations, and couldn't stop talking about their High School partners. I hope that the experience helps to inspire a love of writing in our students, and sends a secondary, subtle message to our youngest language learners that their home language is valued across all our schools and not only as a bridge to learning English. I know the readings in the second and third grade classes were equally successful!"