Edu 643 week 2 discussion 1
Week 2 – Discussion 1
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.
Teachers of English language learners (ELL) must be able to align appropriate English language development standards with content specific standards. Look at the following language arts standard and accompanying English development standards:
- 3rd Grade English Language Arts – Key Ideas and Details: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
- Intermediate English Language Development (Grades 3-5) – Recognize some common root words and affixes when they are attached to known vocabulary (e.g. speak, speaker) (Common Core State Standards, 2013).
Create one activity (posted directly in the discussion board) thread that can be implemented in the classroom (ex. a word wall, story board, skit, rainbow words, mix and match cards, etc.) to ensure that all students master both standards simultaneously. In addition, provide a brief explanation how this lesson is provides a multicultural perspective and an explanation of how you will measure students’ mastery of each standard (for example- will you have students complete a skit, a worksheet, verbal response, complete an activity…?)
Guided Response: Read and respond to two of your peers. How can you modify or add to their activity to make it more engaging, meaningful and interactive for English learners? Moreover, evaluate the assessment suggestion to measure mastery and include suggestions for other learning styles.
Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this Discussion Thread.