4dqs on culture and asset-based approach and literacy and language

 1. As a teacher, you may encounter many different cultures in your classroom at one time. How do you ensure that you are adequately supporting and celebrating the cultural diversity of all students in your class? If you were to come across situations in the future where your culturally and linguistically diverse students and families have needs that are being overlooked or underserved, what can you do as a teacher to demonstrate compassion, stand for justice, and promote human flourishing? ONE PARAGRAPH ONE RESOURCE 

2. Mateo moved from Brazil four months ago and has been in your class for three weeks. You review his records and find out that he speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish. Mateo’s favorite subject when he lived in Brazil was math and he was on the school’s soccer team. Mateo has become disruptive during math and is getting into fights during lunchtime. What can you do to help him assimilate and tap into his assets as a learner? ONE PARAGRAPH ONE RESOURCE

3. How can you ensure ELLs develop reading comprehension skills in the grade level or content area you teach? What reading comprehension strategies can be implemented at all levels of English language proficiency and literacy development? ONE PARAGRAPH ONE RESOURCE 

4. Keeping in mind that all students (native speakers and those who speak English as an additional language) are at various stages of English language proficiency, how can you differentiate your instruction to meet each student’s academic needs? ONE PARAGRAPH ONE RESOURCE