It is claimed by Goldenberg (2008) that a very intimidating situation is encountered by millions of American students who do not speak English as fluently as is expected by their teachers. Majority of English language learners (ELLs) are Spanish speakers which is an important factor to be considered by teachers. Academic achievement of ELLs is quite low in comparison to other students because teachers still do not fully appreciate the intricate nature and depth of this issue. Goldenberg (2008) implies that language development can be assisted by giving ELLs quality language development instruction.
It is implied by Passe (2012) that careful planning is essential to support language development in this age of diversity. A step-by-step guidance is provided by Passe (2012) to help a large number of early school American teachers. It is suggested that instead of feeling defeated or overwhelmed, strict adherence to the plan by classroom educators is crucially valuable. As identified by NAEYC, Passe (2012) also believes that taking greater interest in the cultural backgrounds and families of ELLs is very important. Passes’s plan can help to engage the families and devise a thorough curriculum.
National Association for the Education of Young Children. (2009). Where we STAND on responding to linguistic and cultural diversity. Retrieved from ...Show more