ECE 313 week 3 Discussion 1

  

Ashford 4: – Week 3 – 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. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 

     

Cultural   Context: Language

 According to Chapter 5 of your text, language is one of the many cultural contexts you will face in your classroom.  Reflect on the suggestions listed in Chapter 5 to help you connect with families.  Then, listen to the following podcast, Diverse Learners – Diane Torres-Velasquez or view the transcript.  Dr. Diane Torres-Velásquez discusses cultural differences among English learners.  She offers suggestions on how to make math culturally relevant to students.  She addresses the following aspects: vocabulary, building a community of learners, high expectations, rewards, and pride.  Choose a content area other than math, such as language arts or science, and complete the following chart in complete sentences in order to best teach your 4-year-old preschool students. 

   

Content   Area: __________

Activity/Strategy   to make _________ culturally relevant to students.

 

Aspect

Activity/Strategy

 

Vocabulary

 

Building   a Community
  of Learners

 

High   Expectations

 

Rewards

 

Pride

 

Method   of sharing this
  information with families

 Guided Responses:  Review and respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.  Choose two different aspects from your classmates’ charts and offer an additional activity or strategy to make the content area culturally relevant and meaningful.  Also, offer one additional method for how they can share this information with students and their families.

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