Writing from her background in working with students who were born outside of the U.S and are new to the country, the language, the culture, and the school system, Dr, Stephanie Dewing shares five tips to engage these newcomers. Included: assets-based language development.
Category: Multilingual Learners
Content-based exams should gauge understanding of discipline-specific skills and concepts. But for many multilingual students exams are a reading and writing test in disguise. Language specialists Tan Huynh and Beth Skelton show how we can engineer justice into the assessment of MLs.
If we want multilinguals to develop their speaking skills while learning content (and we do!) then they need multiple opportunities to engage in academic conversation throughout the school day. ML/EL education leader Jenny Vo shares her favorite successful strategies.