I Can Read Stories to My Children
“I read to my children to show them I love them.”
My name is Nyaring. I am a refugee from South Sudan. I lived in a refugee camp in Ethiopia for seven years. After I moved to Salt Lake City, I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My bishop referred me to the LDS Humanitarian Center, sponsored by Deseret Industries, for English and skills training.
I speak the Mabaan and Arabic languages. I am now learning English in class at the Humanitarian Center every afternoon. I want to learn English to get a good job. I want to read stories to my children in English.
My job coach helps me learn to read books for my children. We read a book for a week before I take it home. On Monday, my job coach reads the book to me twice while I look at the pictures and listen to the words. If the words are hard, I move my finger under them as she reads. On Wednesday, we read the book together, and she helps me with the hard words. On Thursday, we read the book together the first time, and I try it by myself the second time. Sometimes I can read it by myself. I read the book to my job coach twice on Friday. When I can read the book by myself, I get to take it home.
I read to my children before they go to bed. I feel good when I read to them. I read to my children to show them I love them. My children and I are happier as I read to them. I am happy the LDS Humanitarian Center helps me learn English so I have a better life.
“I am happy the LDS Humanitarian Center helps me learn English so I have a better life.”
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