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Flipped Middle School Literacy Lesson: Character Conflict: Language Immersion

Students: Before starting the lesson, login. (If you haven't registered yet, sign up for free.) Next watch the video, "A Language Immersion Story." Finally, to start the lesson, click on  "Character Conflict:  Language Immersion."  Click on Moises' picture and the lesson will appear in a pop-up window. 

Teachers: Watch "About Inspiring Middle School Literacy" for a brief overview of how these online lessons support literacy strategies and topic instruction. Also click on the "Character Conflict" lesson to find a Teacher's Guide in the "For Teachers" section.

A Language Immersion Story


A Language Immersion Story

This video from Media That Matters: Immersion tells the fictional story of Moises, a young immigrant to the United States with limited English, as he struggles to do well in school.

  • Grades: 5-12
  • Views: 1878
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Character Conflict: Language Immersion

Self-Paced Lesson

Character Conflict: Language Immersion

In this blended lesson designed to enhance literary skills, students explore conflict as a plot device through the story of Moises, a fictional young immigrant to the United States.

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Views: 7181
  • Favorites: 483
About Inspiring Middle School Literacy


About Inspiring Middle School Literacy

This professional development video from WGBH shows how teachers work with their students, using the self-paced lessons from the Inspiring Middle School Literacy collection, to improve content knowledge and literacy skills.

  • Grades: 5-8,13+
  • Views: 2283
  • Favorites: 115