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ERIC Number: EJ1152409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0192-401X
Rose City Reading: Towards an Open Educational Resource with a Place-Based Curriculum
Twenge-Jinings, Fidelia; Sullivan, Joanna
ORTESOL Journal, v33 p4-13 2016
Realizing that ESOL students often do not integrate naturally into their new communities, we developed a reading class that focuses only on topics such as history, culture, arts, nature and entertainment that pertain to Portland or Oregon. In addition to readings, we asked that students go out and "live" what they learned through a series of field trips. The results have been gratifying: students have enjoyed the class immensely, begun to explore their new home more actively, and developed a sense of identity and belonging. Our long-term goal is to develop this curriculum into a permanent open resource for all local students and teachers to use free of charge.
Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. PO Box 15148, Portland, OR 97293. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon (Portland)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A