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Published on Mar 20, 2012

PAPER WORDS is the story about a newly arrived immigrant girl who is placed in an English-only classroom. The girl's inability to adapt in her new environment places her teacher into a difficult position, one that challenges the teacher's skills set, assumptions and knowledge base. This short is based loosely on a compilation of common immigrant stories and themes. PAPER WORDS' colorfully rich sets married with an enchanting musical score provide the backdrop for this universal story that transcends the usual boundaries of time and place.

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To order a dvd with closed captioning and audio description, visit: www.paperwordsanimation.com.

Video Librarian gives this film 3.5 stars (1-4 scale), calling PAPER WORDS a "lovely computer-animated short" and "highly recommends" this film for elementary students grades 1-3, high school, college & universities, and public libraries in their September/October 2011 issue.

PAPER WORDS is a co-production of Rising Chimera Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), and a presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

Aired on national PBS, Global Voices Program in 2011 and 2012.

Subject Areas: Education, Teacher Training, Bilingual Education, Immigrant Stories, Video for Kids, Video for Teachers, Asian American Studies, English Immersion, ESL (English as a Second Language), Cultural Assimilation, Animation, Educational Psychology, Teaching Colleges, Teaching Programs, Early Education, Language Literacy, Language Access, Teaching Foreign Students.

If you would like a dvd copy, please visit: paperwordsanimation.com.

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