• Searching for the familiar

      Helmich, Pamela; Siekmann, Sabine; Martelle, Wendy; Thorne, Steven L.; Alexie, Oscar (2016-05)
      This paper describes my implementation of the Language Experience Approach, a method of developing language skills, in my elementary classroom. Through the Language Experience Approach the teacher is able to tap into the rich resources of the students' home lives and start to bring that knowledge into the school. This is done by the students creating a language piece with the help of the teacher that is not only at an appropriate reading level but also is a high interest reading piece because it is comes from the students themselves. This project includes my rationale, lesson plan, and supporting materials.