EEX 4751

The activity descriptions provided in this summary of ESOL infused activities or assignments is intended to provide you with information about what pieces of evidence you may include in your TESOL-in-Progress notebook. It thus concentrates on the ESOL component of the activity or assignment, and may not reflect all portions of each class assignment or activity. Carefully read through the entire assignment description in your syllabus to ensure that you fulfill all assignment requirements for this course.

EEX4751_4.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)1.1
Activity ObjectiveTo explain the impact of families' cultural backgrounds on children's behavior, performance, and development.
Activity DescriptionInterview two parents of young children who are of distinctly different cultural groups or one of the parents may have a child with a diagnosed or suspected disability. (Please consider that the disability could be physical, emotional, or a learning disability.) Ask questions about the family structure, cultural background, and school experiences with their children, etc. Reflect upon the interview and consider the following questions: • How were the parents' answers different? How were they alike? • Which sources of information does the adult use to answer these questions? For example, does this adult rely on research? On systematic observation? On personal opinion? • To what degree do answers reflect family background, culture, or other life experiences? For example, does this adult rely on beliefs passed down from parents or other family members? Does this adult refer to conditions in the neighborhood or community that influences thinking about children? • What can you conclude about cultural differences in parenting beliefs and practices? In your summary be sure to tie in information from the text and the articles to support your statements. Answer the questions and make statements about how culture influences parenting and practices.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)N/A
Generic Syllabus URLN/A
Detailed Assignment Description URLN/A
Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

EEX4751_3.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)1.1
Activity ObjectiveTo research a culture and detail strategies that demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity to create a positive, inclusive classroom environment.
Activity DescriptionYou will work in pairs to create a power point or video about your assigned culture including important social customs within the culture, information regarding appropriate forms of communication and interaction with the families and children of the culture, and ten specific strategies to demonstrate appreciation of the culture within the classroom environment. Please include information about the school system within the culture.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)N/A
Generic Syllabus URLN/A
Detailed Assignment Description URLN/A
Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

EEX4751_2.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)1.1
Activity ObjectiveTo explain the impact of family structure on children's behavior, performance, and development.
Activity DescriptionYou will apply the concepts presented in Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model reading during an in-class activity. You will write a reflection. The following questions will guide your reflection: • How does Bronfenbrenner's Human Ecological System Model explain the impact of happenings on the family? • What impact does family structure have on children? • What are common family structures and how do they impact children? • What should teachers know about the impact of family events and structures on student behavior and performance? • Please include specific challenges families whose second language is English and families who have children with disabilities face and offer some strategies teachers can use to welcome all families.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)N/A
Generic Syllabus URLN/A
Detailed Assignment Description URLN/A
Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)N/A
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Activity Description
ESOL-specific Reading(s)N/A
Generic Syllabus URLN/A
Detailed Assignment Description URLN/A
Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

EEX4751_5.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)5.1
Activity ObjectiveTo distinguish between language and learning disabilities.
Activity DescriptionCandidates will choose two articles about identifying ELLs and children with special needs and review and reflect upon and apply the content discussed in the articles.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)Tapestry Early Childhood Resources selections
Generic Syllabus URLN/A
Detailed Assignment Description URLN/A
Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO