Oak Lawn Community High School students in an advanced ESL class participated in a Book Fair on Feb. 22. Each student presented a technology-based project on a novel of his or her choice, showcasing knowledge of literary terms such as setting, exposition, rising action, climax, and conclusion. The most popular book choices were Sharon Draper’s “Forged by Fire” and “Darkness Before Dawn,” both sequels to the students’ summer reading book.
Advanced ESL is intended for students with limited proficiency in English, and English is not the primary language of any student in the class. All students in the class have only lived in the United States for two to three years and came from countries including Iraq, Jordan, Israel and Yemen.