Cultural Diversity in School
ELL 240 Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Learners
Instructor: Ashley Simpson
May 15, 2014
Connecting with families of ELLs is every bit as important as connecting with the learners themselves in the classroom (Syrja, 2011 ).Working with families is an important first step in helping children accept, understand, and value their culture in school. By creating culturally aware school-family partnerships, school systems can reduce cultural discontinuities, create diverse learning opportunities, improve ethnic and racial perceptions and attitudes, and foster interethnic friendships. Parents are a child's first teacher, and play a ...view middle of the document...
It will also help them to learn new vocabulary and to appreciate and understand different cultures. To help build their early literacy, listening, group participation skills that are required for a successful life. They will develop a love of stories, good books, and stimulate their imagination.
C: The children should gather in a large area. There should be an area rug for the children to sit on or they can use bean bags, to make the area cozy and comfortable. There should also be a rocking for parents that representing a story to sit in or they can stand, but be in a position where every child can see and hear them. For many language learners, visuals such as pictures or props help with comprehension, they must use props in their story. They should read at a normal or slightly slower pace and pronounce words clearly but naturally. They should also read with expression, changing the tone of your voice to match the dialogue.
D: Books, props that goes with the story,
International Fall Festival
A: The purpose of this festival is to appreciate and understand different countries and cultures. Explore and build an understanding of cultural diversity through participation in a variety of art, literacy, cooking, and a musical activity of different countries. To respect and appreciate cultural diversity.
C: Parents and teacher get a planning committee together. Planning Committee will help plan the day’s events with a great group of dedicated parents and teachers. They will help with the decision-making and brainstorming process. By asking the parents for feedback, ideas, and suggestions from the start, you’re encouraging them to offer their input throughout the planning of the event, and making yourself more approachable to them. Begin planning well in advance. Committees need plenty of time to brainstorm, gather materials, recruit volunteers, and make community connections. Be sure your location is big enough and spread out activities. If you make outdoor plans, make sure you have a Plan B location. Parents, teachers, friends and family can volunteer to help with the festival. Parents, students, and teachers can create, and build the games for the event. There are many online resources to purchase supplies, games and prizes, if you want to create your games from scratch. You can serve festival foods such as popcorn and pretzels, cotton candy, shaved ice, caramel corn, and...