Letter to School Administrators January 23, 2009
Re: A Survey
I am an English professor and director of the English Credential Program at San Josˇ State University in San Jose, CA. I have received a research grant from ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English) for a study entitled “Learning from Their Own Stories: Using YA Literature to Build Literacy in English Language Learners.” As a part of my research, I am surveying adolescent English language learners. I am asking permission to have students in your school complete an on-line questionnaire; I am including a copy of the questionnaire below. Please note, I am not asking for names or any specific identifying features except to get a sense of the size and type of school, the age and gender of respondents, and their language background.
If you agree that students in your school can participate in this survey, please send me an acknowledgement of your permission. Please email to email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Survey for Using YA Literature to Build Literacy in English Language Learners
Age: Grade Level: Gender:
Type of High School:
Size of High School:
Number of years you've studied English
Language (s) spoken in your home
Are you in any special class for English? (e.g. ELD, SDAIE)
Thank you for your input on this survey.
Dr. Mary Warner, Associate Professor of English/Director of the English Credential Program
Department of English and Comparative Literature
College of Humanities and the Arts
San Josˇ State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0090
Web page: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/mary.warner