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
Rewards Pride Method of sharing this information with families