DUE IN 24 HOURS
[WLOs: 2, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4]
You have spent five weeks learning all of the nuances of helping students learn English as an additional language. The process goes well beyond “just learning English” and includes very complicated processes that need explicit teaching of language. For the final assignment, you will combine everything you have learned to analyze a case study.
For this assignment, you will choose either the K-12 or Adult Language Case Study. It is recommended that you choose the case study that fits with the age you have been choosing most throughout the course.
Part I: Analysis
- Case Study Analysis.
- Describe any unique characteristics of the students.
- Hypothesize how these characteristics could impact language learning.
- Propose what their current proficiency levels are.
- Explain what evidence led you to that conclusion?
- Propose which strategies are currently being used by the teacher.
- Explain if the strategies are effective based on what we know? Why or why not? Provide evidence for your argument.
- Synthesize what theories are currently being used by the teacher.
- Propose what theories/concepts would be beneficial in this situation.
It will be important to provide specific examples and use vocabulary and concepts that we have learned in our course.
Part II: Action Plan
- Propose two language objectives that would be beneficial for helping the ELLs progress in language at this point based on what you have read.
- Integrate two interventions/activities for each language goal that will provide comprehensible input necessary for the students to progress.
- Synthesize how you are applying fundamental theories, concepts, and vocabulary to develop the strategies/interventions.
To structure your writing,
- Your audience will be a group of colleagues who are unfamiliar with these ideas or who need clarification and strategies to help with the presented problem.
- Your role will be a well-informed teacher with knowledge of teaching ELLs.
- The format will be an academic essay.
- The purpose is to develop a clear response to the questions following the story.
- You are writing using an Essay Structure (Links to an external site.).
The Final Paper
- Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.