JQA ENL Students Discuss Penguin Ecology

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English language learners at JQA have been delving into nonfiction as part of a “Learning About the World” reading unit, including books about penguins. In order to deepen their learning about the birds, the ENL students and teacher Marcella Biordi used Google’s Augmented Reality to bring them to Antarctica and study penguin ecology.

“The students were able to notice the environment and think about why and how the penguins might live there,” said Biordi. “At the end of the lesson, the students shared a fact that they learned and talked about why and how this fact was important.