After coming to Texas from Iraq, Mustafa began school on a second-grade reading level. After making great progress on Imagine Language & Literacy, Mustafa was told he could move on to a mainstream high school—but decided to stay at International so he could continue his progress on the program.
“It’s like a game—but you have to work to get the right answers.” - Mustafa
As an honor student, now Mustafa advocates for other newcomers who can benefit from the program.
Because Mustafa’s needs are different from those of a younger student, his learning pathway includes beginning activities for older students.
As a newcomer, Mustafa needs a solid academic vocabulary before he can succeed in an English-speaking school. Imagine Language & Literacy helps him progress and meet grade-level expectations.
Mustafa’s learning path
01 Alphabet Action
In this activity, Mustafa learns how to recognize and name uppercase and lowercase letters in English.
02 Time Seekers
Through contextualized stories, Mustafa learns key grammatical structures he’ll use in speaking and writing.
03 Be Verbs Chant
A rap-style chant teaches Mustafa how to understand and use “to be” verbs.
04 Listen Up
As Mustafa listens to sentence and paragraph prompts, he must use selective attention to answer questions correctly.
05 Word Videos
These videos target tier 2 and 3 vocabulary words in authentic contexts to facilitate better comprehension.
06 Read and Record
As Mustafa reads aloud, the program records and monitors his oral fluency.