Case Study Introduction

Matraca Hutton - ESOL Practicum

Student 1: Joe

Student 1, or Joe, is a 5th grade Hispanic male. He enjoys playing sports, like soccer, and video games. He also enjoys listening to music. He enjoys playing with other Hispanic students, but feels uncomfortable around nonspanish speaking students. He becomes distracted easily, but gets back on task quickly. He does enjoy talking, though! He is timid, but raises his hand in class when he is confident he knows the answer.

Information

Home language: Spanish
Arrival in U.S.: Joe was born in Guatemala. He moved to Dodge City last year. Joe's father is not around. He moved legally to America with his mother for a better life and work. His grandparents already lived here. When he moved here, he did not know any English whatsoever.
SES or migrant status: Low SES - nonmigrant student
Current academic information: This is a non-SPED student. The student is fairly strong in math, but struggles with word problems. Writing would be a weakness for this student. No state assessment data is available for this student. Joe is a level D for running records (which is a 1st grade reading level) and within word pattern middle for Spelling Inventory. He scored below basic on his Scholastic Math inventory and was a beginning reader on Scholastic Reading Inventory.
Linguistic Analysis: This student is a KELPA-P level 1. This student is also a low language speaking student. He is a non-proficient student as far as language and he did not pass his OLAIS test. He speaks very little English. His writing is mostly Spanish with a few English words here and there. Joe needs things interpreted for him most of the time.
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Student 2: Bob

Student 2, or Bob, is a 5th grade Hispanic male. He enjoys football, soccer, and video games. He also enjoys listening to music. He enjoys playing with his brothers and sisters. He is very shy and doesn't talk very much. He is timid, but raises his hand in class when he is confident he knows the answer.

Information

Home language: Spanish
Arrival in U.S.: Bob was born in Texas. He moved to Dodge City before kindergarten. Both parents were born in Mexico, as the family has immigration appointments sometimes that Bob misses school for.
SES or migrant status: Low SES - nonmigrant student
Current academic information: This is a non-SPED student. The student is fairly strong in math, but also does well in reading. Writing would be a weakness for this student. No state assessment data is available for this student. Bob is a level S for running records, within word pattern middle for Spelling Inventory, and scored a 2.5 on his 6 trait writing.
Linguistic Analysis: This student is a KELPA-P level 2. This student is also a low language speaking student. He is a non-proficient student as far as language and he did not pass his OLAIS test.
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