Language, Diversity, and Culture

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Language, Diversity, and Culture

Thinking back to your experience in high school, did you have foreign classmates? In what they were different from others?How did teachers interact with them?

Second Language Acquisition: Conversationalvs.Academic literacyWhat is the difference?How can teachers get students to Academic Literacy ad provide support to them? Which is the downside of sheltered instruction?

Chapter 2: Language, Diversity, and Culture

Social surroundings can shape our thinking that is also influenced by cultural and historical characteristics, and language is the vehicle to teach and learn content.

"Mental functioning in the individual originates in social, communicative processes"- Vygotsky

What happens to English Language learners who have to keep up with their peers speaking English at school?

Key Terms:

-HHuertaOTR, “Zone of Proximal Development” Online video clip.-Alvermann, Donna E., Victoria Ridgeway. Gillis, and Stephen F. Phelps. Content Area Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms. Boston: Pearson, 2013. Print.

Which do you think is the most important challange? Why?Which do you think would be the most difficult challange to accomplish? Why?

Works Cited:

After having watched this video, explain what ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) is.According to you, how could teachers help students by planning instruction with ZPD in mind?

After having read the assigned chapter, write down what would be the possible responses that teachers can use as forms of intervention model in classroom management?

Ethnocentric: "The emotional attitude that one's own race, culture, nation, and culture are superior to all others" (Alvermann, Ridgeway and Phelps).Xenophobic: "Having abnormal fear or hatred of the strange or foreign" (Alvermann, Ridgeway and Phelps).

Show you care:- Involve parent and community(List 3 ways to community members into your classroom)- Link school and home- Show interest in other cultures to your students

Match the 6 challenges to supporting literacy for ELs to its potential solutions:1. No common criteria2. Inappropriate assessments3. Not enough teachers4. Few program options5. Few research-based practices6. No research agendaa. Multiple assessment measuresb. Acceleration programsc. Development of standardsd. Research in engagement studentse. Improvement of background knowledgef. Appropriate professional development in teaching

What does ELLs mean?A) Edmund, Louise, LionsB) Elliot, Lewis, LibersC) English language learnersD) Erik, Leon, Languages


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