WEST LONG BRANCH: The following is a press release from Shore Regional High School:
Bilingual Books Project is a Shore Regional High School World Language department initiative that strives to further expose district elementary students to languages other than English, as well as foster the love of books and reading. The project also hopes to promote learning and camaraderie among district students of all ages.
The project begins in the advanced world language classes at Shore Regional. Students in the advanced levels of French, Italian, Latin and Spanish design a simple questionnaire which asks elementary students to share on their favorite things such as favorite foods, places, and holidays. The advanced world language students then select a student for whom they are to write a personalized bilingual book. The personalized books are written and edited prior to midterm examinations. During the midterm examination or class time, advanced language students read, answer questions on, and critique each others' bilingual books.
The final phase of the project arrives when the advanced world language students travel by class to visit the elementary students and share their bilingual books. At which time, the advanced world language students have the opportunity to meet the student for whom their book was written. During the visit, advanced world language students read the bilingual books and then each elementary student is encouraged to share with a peer about what happened in his/her book. Once books have been shared and given as souvenirs of the project a snack of healthy treats is shared by all participants.