Teacher Resources

Supplemental Activities

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The Languages We Speak

Teacher handbook for using the We Speak NYC Study Guides to facilitate interactive practice in the classroom before and after showing an episode. Contains speaking, listening, reading and writing activities for teachers of mid- and upper-level students.

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My Name Is: A Literacy Curriculum

Set of five lessons for use by teachers with the We Speak NYC (WSNYC) My Name Is (MyNI) short story series for low-level readers of English. Lessons include instruction in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

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Discussion Topics: An Episode Guide

Guidebook with discussion questions (Before-You-Watch questions and After-You-Watch questions) specific to the topic of each We Speak NYC (WSNYC) episode.

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Three We Speak NYC Jazz Chants

A high-energy, fun way to give students practice speaking and listening. It can also be used to reinforce grammar points and present new vocabulary.

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Actions You Can Take

Learn about the specific actions that students can take to manage situations relevant to the topic of each WSNYC episode, with link to City services and community resources.

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Guide For Using Short Stories

Guide on how to use the My Name Is... short stories with low-level learners.

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Developing New Scenes

Add-in dialog scenarios for students to develop new scenes and original dialogues.

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Frozen Tableau

"Frozen Tableau" activity adaptable for use with any WSNYC episode.

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Create WSNYC-Inspired Scripts

Steps for teaching students to identify the key elements of a WSNYC script to create their own dramas.

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Building Bridges With We Speak NYC

Description of a WSNYC community service project and reflections on student leadership by students who presented WSNYC to immigrants at El Centro del Inmigrante.

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Language of Learning and Leading

Ideas for teaching WSNYC through the prism of leadership, and a plan students can use when presenting WSNYC.

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Student Leadership Activity

Materials for teaching concepts of leadership and activities students can use when presenting WSNYC.

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Conversation Class Plan for Lower Levels

Adaptation of the Conversation Class Plan of the Facilitator Guide, designed for lower-level classes.

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Conversation Class Plan B: Pictures and Words

Adaptation of the Conversation Class Plan of the Facilitator Guide, designed for lower-level classes.