Cape Verdean Creole Literacy Project

Linda Caswell - caswelli@hugse1.harvard.edu


 

Es libru foi un projétu di klasi di jardin infantil 2 (Kindergarten 2) di profesora Isabel Pina-Britt na skóla Mason, Roxbury, MA. Linda Caswell, ki sta faze se dotoramentu na skóla di edukason di Universidadi di Harvard, kolabora n'es projétu tanbe. Tudu dizenhu fazedu pa minis di jardin (ses nómi sta mensionadu na libru). Testu é un adaptason di un stória famozu di Nho Lobu fazedu mé pa kriansa. Es libru sta skrebedu na ALUPEC, un novu ortografia propodu pa skrebe Kriolu, ku ajuda di Manuel da Luz Gonçalves.

Es libru é un di kes primer di txeu projétu di alfabetizason na Kriolu ki dja du trabadja na klasi di Isabel. Du ta continua ta dizenvolve materiais edukasional ku studantis y pa studantis. Du sta pô es libru na Home Page pa nhos informason y konhesimentu ku speransa ma el ta inisia algen forma di diŻlogu ku kes otu algen ki kre trabadja na kria materiais na Kriolu. Di nhos ten kalker opinion ô komentáiu, nhos pode komunika ku Isabel na skģla Mason, telefóni (617) 635-8405, ó nhos pode e-mail Linda na caswelli@hugse1.harvard.edu. Obrigadu!


This book was a class project, created by the students in Isabel Pina-Britt's Kindergarten 2 class at the Samuel W. Mason Elementary School, Roxbury, MA, with the assistance of Linda Caswell, a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. All of the illustrations were done by the children in the class (their names are cited in the book). The text is a children's adaptation of one of the famous Nho Lobu stories from Cape Verde. The text was written according to the guidelines of the new proposed orthography for Capeverdean Creole, ALUPEC, with the help of Manuel Da Luz Gonçalves.

This book is the first of many Capeverdean Creole literacy projects that we have worked on in the classroom. We continue to develop materials for and with the students. We are putting this book on the Home Page for your enjoyment and in the hopes that it will start a dialogue with others who are interested in working on literacy materials in Capeverdean Creole. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. You can contact Isabel at the Mason School, (617) 635-8405, by email or you can contact Linda at caswelli@hugse1.harvard.edu. Thanks!


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