-Read the book “The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community” by Mary Pipher. The goal of this reading assignment is to make you are aware of lives of refugees who settle down in the U.S. who speak English as a Second Language (ESL).
-You will read about their stories as well as their countries history and its current implications. Although this book is about refugees certain lived experiences are the same for immigrants. The book definitely sheds light to the lives of refugee/ immigrant students we have or may have in our classrooms in the U.S.
-After you read the book you will write a reflection paper. Your discussion in the reflection paper needs to include any insights you have gained when reading the book. You are encouraged to reflect on things such as: “Knowing about what you have read in this book, how will it affect your own/future teaching?” when you deal with ESL students/speakers. Please remember the reflection paper should not be a summary of the book.
-As an extra information, I was an ESL Student when I came to united states 10 years ago.
-The paper should be 2-3 double-spaced pages in length and 12-point font. If you use any outside resources for your paper include a bibliography with the reference sources listed at the end of the paper. You must use APA style in your papers when quoting the author(s) and citing references.