Cultural Context: Language
|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 (Links to an external site.) or view the transcript (Links to an external site.).
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.|
|Building a Community
| Method of sharing this
information with families