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Meet Elena Kamenetzky, author of the August 2006 America Learns Strategy of the Month.
Elena just finished her term of service with City of Lakes AmeriCorps in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is following her dream of becoming a teacher by heading to Japan to teach English through the JET program. "City of Lakes reaffirmed for me that I want to become a teacher, and I know that this is the right path for me," Elena recently told us.
About the Strategy
Though Elena is in Japan, she left a strong legacy at her service site. Here's how Elena's supervisor, Jennifer Valley, describes her: "Elena is a fabulous tutor. She jumped into a new high school site we started this year and flew with it! She started a speech and debate team and the students competed across the state. Most of the students in her group were new to the U.S. and still learning English -- so imagine the challenge in helping them research and debate topics such as Eminent Domain!"
Elena's strategy is below. We hope her passion, creativity and smarts will benefit your students as well.
KEEPING TRACK OF CHARACTERS
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