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Art, Creative Writing, and Public Speaking: A Portraiture Workshop for the ELL Classroom

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Language Arts And English +10 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

Art, Creative Writing, and Public Speaking: A Portraiture Workshop for the ELL Classroom

This collection includes instructions and documentation of a replicable art-based program for English Language Learners (ELLs). The information included can be adapted for high school students and speakers of any language, including native English speakers. Activities were designed to foster in participants important skills such as visual literacy, public speaking, creative writing, art appreciation, collaborative learning, and advocacy, and also to develop empathy, confidence, and self-esteem. 

Keywords: ESL, ESOL, portraits, migration, immigration, stories, identity, monologues

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Gallery Image, Day 1

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Day Two: Board

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Day Two: At Work

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Day Three: Research

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Day Three, Taking on the Role

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Day Three: Writing Monologues

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Day Three: Practice

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Day Three: Practice (2)

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Students' Monologues

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Pocahontas: Compare/Contrast

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