Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Holding the Bag: Negasi's Citizenship Interview



This mock interview was inspired by the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. AND…“Holding the Bag” (a high beginning ESL novel) by Ana Gianola, 978-1-56420-544-5

Learn about Martin Luther King Jr and African-American History.

Listen to Negasi's Citizenship Interview and take the quiz.

Thanks to NewReadersPress.com for their outstanding ESL/Citizenship resources. My students and I love you!  



Monday, July 24, 2017

Holding the Bag 15: A Very Special Letter



I Am An Immigrant: IHM 2017 Recap: A thank you from Lin-Manuel Miranda!

During June of 2017, hundreds of thousands of you came together to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with us. You joined hundreds of corporate and nonprofit partners, celebrities, and politicians from both sides of the aisle to share your stories, show support, and give back in your communities. Watch this video to hear a very special message from Lin-Manuel Miranda, and learn more about how to stay involved with the ‘I Am An Immigrant’ campaign at https://www.iamanimmigrant.com/


Holding the Bag by Ana Gianola
Negasi is a taxi driver from Ethiopia who has been in the U.S. for many years and has a family. He accidentally becomes involved in a robbery and faces a moral issue. (Buy here)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Holding the Bag 14: More Interviews



NBC4 WCMH-TV Columbus: Stack of money delivered in pizza box

Selena ordered pizza. When she opened the box,she found money, not pizza, inside. what happens next?



Holding the Bag by Ana Gianola
Negasi is a taxi driver from Ethiopia who has been in the U.S. for many years and has a family. He accidentally becomes involved in a robbery and faces a moral issue. (Buy here)


(Vocabulary coming soon)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Holding the Bag 13: An Interview for the Newspaper



VOA Learning English: English in a Minute: Straight from the Horse's Mouth


Holding the Bag by Ana Gianola
Negasi is a taxi driver from Ethiopia who has been in the U.S. for many years and has a family. He accidentally becomes involved in a robbery and faces a moral issue. (Buy here)


(Vocabulary coming soon)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Citizenship 5






Preparing for Naturalization (updated 04/18/2016)
More about Negasi




Summer School Practice Citizenship Interview #2 with Diep Bui

Holding the Bag 12: At the Police Station



English in a Minute: Get a Grip

  • Negasi finally "gets a grip" and goes to the police



Holding the Bag by Ana Gianola
Negasi is a taxi driver from Ethiopia who has been in the U.S. for many years and has a family. He accidentally becomes involved in a robbery and faces a moral issue. (Buy here)


(Vocabulary coming soon)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Holding the Bag 11: A Sleepless Night



VOA English in a Minute: Sleep Like a Rock
How does a rock sleep? And how do you sleep like one? Find out in this week's episode of English in a Minute!

  • Does Negasi sleep like a rock?  Why or why not?


Also watch:

VOA Learning English: How Stress Affects Mental Bandwidth
New research shows how a lack of money, food or even time can affect decision making and the ability to act.

  • Does stress help or hurt Negasi's ability to make a decision about the money?  Why?


Holding the Bag by Ana Gianola
Negasi is a taxi driver from Ethiopia who has been in the U.S. for many years and has a family. He accidentally becomes involved in a robbery and faces a moral issue. (Buy here)


(Vocabulary coming soon)