SEL Awardee

Robert Montes

New Village Girls Academy
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, CA
“The 'Language through Children's Literature' project aims to develop critically needed language skills for level 1 and 2 EL students. The curriculum will integrate children's texts as the starting point for English literacy with language application through dramatic performances of the texts. Once students have mastered the texts, they will present the stories in live performances for local daycare services, kindergarten classes and public libraries serving a native Spanish-speaking population. By focusing on the dramatic performance of children's texts to a highly receptive audience, students will build self-confidence when speaking English.”
Tags: Community Engagement, High School, Identity Development, Mentorship, New Arrivals, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban