A Message

What do you stand for or against?  What would you promote if given the chance?

Our art teacher shared this piece with me today done by one of my 6th grade ELL students.  The project was designed so students could learn about screenprinting as an art form, which often crosses into mainstream society and becomes its own outcry regarding a serious issue.  Students were encouraged to find an issue that meant something to them and convey their feelings with words and images.

This is her message.

ELL students are often overlooked because they are different – whether it’s amongst their own peers, their own teachers, or the education system as a whole.  Their experiences, memories, and difficulties in life often trump what is even imaginable.  Giving these students a voice is empowering.

What have you done lately to make sure that your students share their message?


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