Instructional Strategies

Question 1

Below are two separate discussion questions. Each question responses has to be at least 250 words a piece. There can be 1-2 references for each response. The questions do not go together.

  1. According to Jim Cummins, social language (BICS) takes 1-3 years while academic language (CALPS) is more difficult and takes 5-8 years to develop. How can teachers help English language learners develop academic language? How can teachers reach out to students who are in the Silent Period?
  2. Based on key legislation pertaining to English language learners (ELLs) in your state, describe the characteristics of the English immersion program in terms of instructional strategies, time spent in the classroom with other ELL students, and time spent in regular classrooms with native speakers. You can find this information on the Department of Education website of your state.

Question 2

Using “Ten Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism,” select a piece of children’s literature from the library or your own collection to evaluate for bias.

In 500-750 words, conduct a text analysis using the 10 guidelines mentioned in the article, defending your conclusion. After you complete the analysis, in 100-150 words, describe where you think the text falls on the Cultural Competence Continuum and why. Submit both portions as one assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide

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