Week 2 – Discussion 2
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. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Supporting Second Language Learning
Our classrooms are filled with students who come from diverse backgrounds. When we get to know our students and their families, we strengthen the home-school connection, which research has reported leads to increased student achievement. Using information gained the textbook readings and the required article, Can Preschool Children be Taught a Second Language? (Links to an external site.), explain strategies that effectively support students who are learning a second language. You can use the textbook and the recommended article, Responding to Linguistic and Cultural Diversity (Links to an external site.), to support your discussion.
Your 300-350 word post should be formatted to include the following in order:
- Three ways to support children learning a second language in the classroom
- Two ways to support the families of children learning a second language
- One example of a resource you can use to help plan for children learning a second language, with a summary and justification of your choice
- One question you still have about learning a second language
Refer to Chapter 4 of the text and additional resources, and draw from your own insights. Citations must be properly formatted in APA style.
Guided Response: After reading several posts, respond to at least two classmates, and address the question they still have about learning a second language. You do not necessarily need to provide them with an answer, but you may want to provide information related to what you have learned.