cultural context language 1

Week 3 – Discussion 1

According to Chapter 5 of your text, language is one of the many cultural contexts you will face in your classroom. Reflect on the suggestions listed in Chapter 5 to help you connect with families. Then, listen to the following podcast, Diverse Learners – Diane Torres-Velasquez (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or view the transcript (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Dr. Diane Torres-Velásquez discusses cultural differences among English learners. She offers suggestions on how to make math culturally relevant to students. She addresses the following aspects: vocabulary, building a community of learners, high expectations, rewards, and pride. Choose a content area other than math, such as language arts or science, and complete the following chart in complete sentences in order to best teach your 4-year-old preschool students.

Content Area: __________ Activity/Strategy to make _________ culturally relevant to students.
Aspect Activity/Strategy
Vocabulary
Building a Community
of Learners
High Expectations
Rewards
Pride
Method of sharing this
information with families

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