January 14, 2015 Staff Meeting

Second Language Learners

Agenda

United Way Presentation

TIP data- Quarter 2 Review and Quarter 3 Preview

Gallup Poll Coming

February Calendar

Is it content or language acquisition?

BRAIN POWER AND COGNITION FOR THE LANGUAGE LEARNER

*SLLs must process all of the following simultaneously: math content, math vocabulary, structure of language, and math discourse (Region 4, 2006).

*SLLs must also adjust reading to comprehend technical language, which can mean reading the problem multiple times (Bye, 1975).

*When a language learner is utilizing all of his/her cognition to problem solve a language , limitations in language can lead to limitations in learning (Bresser, Malnese, et al.,2009).

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Guiding Questions to Distinguish between Content and Language in the Math Classroom

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Tier I and Tier II Vocabulary

Tier I- high frequency, labels/concepts students know in first language, not second language (i.e. butterfly)

Tier II- high frequency, academic language (i.e. academic vocab)