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User Profile
bensonc
FARGO
Biography

I teach two classes of System 44 and three classes of READ 180 Stage C to High School ELL students at Fargo South High in Fargo, ND. 

I live in Moorhead, MN.  I am married and have two children Claire (17 yrs.) and Sam (15 yrs). 

I have been teaching for over 20 years.  The past 14 have been in Fargo with English Language Learners.  Before that I taught at an alternative learning center in a suburb of St. Paul, MN, overseas in a Bilingual School in Medellin, Colombia and in Laredo Texas.

About My Classroom
My students are mostly refugees from places like Liberia, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Sudan, Burundi and Congo. Most have interrupted, limited or even no education before starting school in the U.S.
Experience and Training
B.A. English and Education M.A. Special Education ELL Endorsement I have taught ELL and English in grades 6-12 for over 20 years.
Why I Teach READ 180 and/or System 44
So my students can be confident readers in any situation they find themselves in.
Role
System 44 Classroom Teacher
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