Testimonio as mentor text: Connecting students' voices, knowledge, and lived experiences with language arts curriculum

This is an ongoing project.

Faculty Researcher: Christina DeNicolo

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Christina DeNicolo


This research project is designed to examine the language practices and schooling experiences of former and current K-12 students of Latina/o descent through testimonios, personal narratives on bilingualism and biculturalism. Additionally the study explores the ways that testimonios by former students function as effective mentor texts for third grade students’ creation of oral, written and digital narratives in bilingual and general education classrooms.


Interested in K-12 educational issues
Experience volunteering in elementary classrooms
Able to speak, read, and write Spanish and English
Knowledge of basic computer skills

Project Timeline

This project is ongoing and will continue through Spring of 2017
I am interested in someone starting this semester


The amount of time each week will be between 2 and 4 hours.
Responsibilities include:
-organizing data
-scheduling interviews and focus groups
-reviewing children's literature selections

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Last Updated

October 21, 2016