Select a student in your class or a student you have observed. Using the educators we have discussed to explain how you would answer these questions.
|Needed Knowledge||Where Are You Going to Look for this Information?||How Are You Going to Use this Information in Your Class?|
|What was the student’s first language?||I am going to ask the student (1)||I will use some of the words from his language in class. (0)|
|How similar is that language to English?||Spanish sounds a like English. (1)||I will ask the student to say some Spanish words. (1)|
|How did the student learn that language? (formal school instruction, family, friends, TV)||I don’t know. (0)||I don’t know (0)|
Each answer is worth 4 points for a total of 176 points. The highest score the student could receive was 24. The number of points the student received are noted in bold. In this case the student got 3 points.
Better answers would be: I am going to listen to the student and try to identify certain words. I will then look up these words on the internet and ask the student if he is speaking Spanish. A better answer for the second part of the question would be: If possible I will identify students who speak his language and seat the student near them. I would also use this knowledge when assigning groups.
You can discuss this with other class members but please don’t copy each other’s work.