Culturally Diverse Presentation

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Cultural Diversity Presentation Alyssa Garcia ELL240 Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Learners Instructor Amy Breitenbucher July 6, 2014 In Chapter 11 and 12 of our text illustrates the need for schools and teachers to connect with families and English Language Learners. “The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory found compelling, research-based evidence that when schools and families work together, student achievement spikes, particularly in low-performing schools’’(Syrja 81). This presentation is based on what I would like parents to know when partnering with me as a teacher. I will design three activities parents can do to help me in educating their child. The point of these activities is to help me know more about…show more content…
Maybe even go over flash cards together at home. For example, cards that are of objects like television, car, door, chair, table, kitchen, house, dog, pillow, or blanket. Simple words that can not only help the English language learner, but maybe even the parents as well. Of course I would add pictures on the opposite side, so they know exactly what it is. In this activity, the purpose is for the parent to interact with their child and help them memorize words and know what they have trouble with. Not only are these activities fun for the child, they can be fun for the family as well. It is also a way of having the parent teach their child and help support their learning at home. During school, I remember doing the culture poster board at school and I loved it. I may not have been an English Language Learner, but seeing the expression on the ones that had different ways of life like reading, writing, what they eat, their language, their religion. It was amazing the things I learned. I would want the same for the children I teach. Resources Syrja, Rachel C. How to Reach and Teach English Language Learners: Practical Strategies to Ensure Success. John Wiley & Sons P&T, 08/2011. VitalBook file. Siegler, R. S., & Alibali, M.W. (2005). Children’s Thinking (4th ed.). Englewood
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