[Technology 982] Re: STILL MORE ON ALTERNATIVE LENS!

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Marilyn Williams williams_ma at 4j.lane.edu
Tue May 1 13:55:31 EDT 2007


Hi Mary Jo,
The "Wings" pages are beautiful and certainly would attract the attention of both readers and
non readers. I'd love to develop a library of these kinds of materials which would correlate to
our middle school science/social studies curriculum and be available to our teachers online.

This is great work!
Marilyn

Marilyn Williams
6th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies
Kennedy Middle School
Eugene, OR

----- Original Message -----
From: Mary Jo Meade <limber.pine at earthlink.net>
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2007 10:38 am
Subject: [Technology 981] STILL MORE ON ALTERNATIVE LENS!
To: technology at nifl.gov


> Hi, all...

>

> Comments please!!!

>

>

> Material from Alternative Lens will be delivered online, but also by

> content in newsprint readers. Attached is a pdf that shows pages from

>

> the WINGS reader, which I developed for middle school ELLs. AltLens

> material could be delivered in this 11 x 17-inch newsprint format or

> in

> a larger, broadsheet format, which would allow for longer stories,

> more

> stories and more art. Students get to KEEP these readers.

>

> These print materials would be delivered at cost. The 11 x 17 format

> seen in this pdf can be printed for about 5 cents a copy.

>

> Hi, all...

>

>

> Comments please!!!

>

>

>

> Material from Alternative Lens will be delivered online, but also by

> content in newsprint readers. Attached is a pdf that shows pages from

> the WINGS reader, which I developed for middle school ELLs. AltLens

> material could be delivered in this 11 x 17-inch newsprint format or

> in a larger, broadsheet format, which would allow for longer stories,

> more stories and more art. Students get to <bold>KEEP</bold> these

> readers.

>

>

> These print materials would be delivered at cost. The 11 x 17 format

> seen in this pdf can be printed for about 5 cents a copy.

>

>

> Many people have suggested that Alternative Lens become a commercial

> endeavor, but my feeling is that American taxpayers, taxpayers in

> other

> developed nations, and supporters of nonprofit educational

> organizations worldwide have already paid to develop the materials we

>

> will harvest. I am looking for funding that will let us translate this

>

> world for struggling older readers, who are often low-income

> individuals, and deliver it free of charge.

>

> It will take a village to make this happen, but I think it can be done!

>

>

>

> Contact:

>

> Mary Jo Meade

> Limber Pine Learning/Alternative Lens

> 2301 Stepping Stones Way

> Colorado Springs, CO 80904

> 719 / 632-3978

> limber.pine at earthlink.net

> Many people have suggested that Alternative Lens become a commercial

> endeavor, but my feeling is that American taxpayers, taxpayers in

> other developed nations, and supporters of nonprofit educational

> organizations worldwide have already paid to develop the materials we

> will harvest. I am looking for funding that will let us translate this

> world for struggling older readers, who are often low-income

> individuals, and deliver it free of charge.

>

>

> It will take a village to make this happen, but I think it can be done!

>

>

>

>

> Contact:

>

>

> Mary Jo Meade

>

> Limber Pine Learning/Alternative Lens

>

> 2301 Stepping Stones Way

>

> Colorado Springs, CO 80904

>

> 719 / 632-3978

>

> limber.pine at earthlink.net

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