It helps students acquire the critically thinking skills needed to succeed once they are done with high school. With the Common core standards the use of common language to help students know and understand what they are learning is beneficial. Another thing that common core standards are good for, if they are implemented throughout the United States, is that no matter where a student lives and or moves to they will not be behind as everyone will have the same framework to use. The result will be an easier transition from one school to another school, academically speaking. Along with positives for the students, there are positives for the teacher’s also.
(Jaruszewicz, 2012, s1.3) I feel that there are many benefits of having DAP in the classrooms. Our children would have a better comprehension and retention because the material is presented in a manner that is suited to their developmental stage. Children and adults can learn together. By following the child’s lead it takes us in a more interesting direction then having a standard curriculum. I also feel that by having DAP there are fewer struggles to get our children to engage in the program.
The key points are to clearly post, refer to, and review learning objectives and language objectives. Multiple levels of English proficiency are set by standards that the students are monitored by model performance indicators. A student’s native language affects his or her language and academic outcomes by being surrounded by other students who are also ELL with the same English acquisition. Students may utilize their home language more in conversations when speaking to classmates who are from the same home language group (Willoughby, 2009). In speaking to other ELL students whose home language is different, ELL students, use English but due to the students’ limitations in their English proficiency, they expose each other to more broken English I will value the instructional power of a word wall by frequently utilizing, maintaining, and updating it.All too often, secondary educators miss important opportunities to build the literacy skills of all students.
When looking at the advantages and disadvantages of using unstructured interviews to investigate streaming, we need to look at how this can effect the pupils. One strength of using this method to investigate streaming is, as stated in item B, the researcher ‘can explore pupils feelings and reactions’. This supports the idea of empathy, as the researcher can build a rapport with the respondents and by using this method is able to talk about sensitive issues. For example, by talking to students in the lower band, using unstructured interviews allows the pupil to feel at ease and not judged by the researcher. This may mean that the pupil will open up and could explain their feelings and emotions towards the subject of streaming, and the reasons why they ‘develop a negative image’.
Yeshas V. Sagar Dr. E. Rhee English 711 April 23, 2013 Essay 3 (Final) The Bilingual education controversy in America Bilingual education is a form of education in which students are educated in two (or more) languages. Any educational system that utilizes more than one language is bilingual. People that would support bilingual education may believe that schools in America should encourage and work with the student’s language and culture. People that are not in favor of bilingual education, however, argue that a child’s ability to acquire English quickly is due to his inhibitions. In the essay “A Nation Divided by One Language” by James Crawford and “Viva Bilingualism” by James Fallows, they both claim that it is not necessary to declare English the official language of America.
Reshae Head SPE529 Reflective Journal Self-Contained and Inclusive Classrooms Self-contained classrooms in my opinion are great for students who have similar abilities and are trying to achieve a common goal. Self-contained classrooms allow teachers to focus on a minority group of kids that may need help that the majority of the kids may not need. This allows for certain students not to be held back, while others may need to slow down and receive special instructions or accommodations. I also like the fact that in a self contained setting, students are around kids with similar struggles so they tend to feel more comfortable and be more engaging during lessons. The only negative I see in the self-contained setting is the fact that the kids are sometimes cut off from the general education students.
But at the same time it’s really not fair to compare their performance with your English speaking students. So there is a must need for standard based instruction that pertains to the needs of just ELLs. If we try to hold them to the standards of native English speaking students this could actually hurt their self esteem since they probably would never reach the same goals on the same level. Also it could lead to an ELL being missed diagnosed with a learning disability (LD). This is why there have been some efforts to develop English Language Development (ELD) standards.
Teachers need to look at their ELL students as individuals with background knowledge, a culture, and prior knowledge. The goal of bilingualism is to teach the student English while appreciating their native culture including their ability to speak, read and write in their home language. Students, who continue to develop their native language while acquiring the English language, learn the second language faster. Due to this fact it is very important to get the student's parents involved in the education of their child, and to create a working relationship with their
Finding what is most helpful for meeting the goals set out in the standards may be difficult for a new teacher. Setting high standards and clear goals for students help set them up for their future, make them feel valued and have a goal to reach for. Close-Reading is a careful and purposeful way of reading that help the students to actually comprehend what they are reading and in turn makes reading more desirable. Additionally text-based evidence aides in the understanding and comprehension by providing students with well structured and purposeful text. There are so many times in my life I wish I could go back to my early education years and pay closer attention to what I was being taught.
Author: Patricia Velasco Statement 1: “Dual language bilingual education tends to separate the languages quickly, arguing that language separation gives more opportunities to fully develop two “languages”, both the majority as well as minority language” Page: 177 Students benefit from the opportunity to develop and learn through their native language as well as English, and English speakers achieve well academically in an immersion environment. The bilingual environment supports development of both languages and enhances students' self-esteem and cross-cultural understanding. When separating both languages students tend to learn quickly because they are not overwhelm with a lot of information at once. Author: Ofelia Garcia Statement: