Archive for February, 2011

Post your personal connections, cultural (mis)understandings, and/or responses to this week’s reading here.

And, again, for those of you who are especially interested in this topic, consider reading/reflecting on the recommended text:

The cultural divide of discourse: Understanding how English-language learners’ primary discourse influences acquisition of literacy. Lydia Mays. The Reading Teacher, 61[5]. 2008.


Added 2/28/11: I came across this short article on listening to our students and, though it doesn’t directly mention ELLs, many of the points included are quite applicable to ESL teaching.


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Enjoy the podcast by Kathryn Au on Culturally Responsive Instruction, which we weren’t able to listen to in class.

And here is this week’s recommended reading (Collier and Thomas) on dual language education.

Looking forward to reviewing your posts on bilingualism/biculturalism.

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Post your musings on this week’s readings and/or personal connections here.

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