Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sociocultural Aspects of Schooling for ELs

I found a really interesting concept that was addressed in the Making Content Comprehensible for Secondary English Learners book. They talked about in Chapter 10 how to address reading development for English learners. I really liked the idea that was brought up where we need to provide adolescents with instruction that incorporates a rich variety of source materials. Students, especially English learners, need assistance in learning how to deal with differences in their reading and writing. I feel that teachers of all subjects tend to leave them behind on this concept. Therefore, it is ideal to incorporate graphic organizers that greatly assist students in recognizing the differences when they compare and contrast aspects in their readings. It not only helps the English learners but also helps the other students in the classroom.

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