Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Teacher Education

First Advisor

Dr. Justin Andersson


Reading skills are difficult to comprehend for student who are English Language Learners, especially in first grade! Like many other majors, education majors have an "internship" called clinical practice or student teaching. This is the most influential time to put our learned skills to the test in the most genuine environment possible: a classroom for entire semester. For my clinical practice, I was placed in a on the English side of a dual-language 1st grade classroom at an elementary school in the OPS School District. I discovered an area where there was struggle for many students. Therefore, I created some intervention and supplemental materials to enhance the reading skills. The skills for this unit that students are focusing on are Perspectives/Point-of-View, Text-to-Self/Text-to-Text Connections, and Opinion and Reasoning. For many of these students, showing their learning is difficult when it comes to writing as they are majority English Language Learners or English as a Second Language students. Because of this, I implemented multiple forms of non-linguistic representations, mostly graphic organizers, for students to use to display their learning throughout the entire unit.