code switching reflection article

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Monica Stierman 09/22/2010 ELE 3300 Code Switching Reflection Article The article “Code Switching: Tools of Language and Culture Transform the Dialectally Diverse Classroom” really opened my eyes. It opened my eyes to remember that when I start teaching in a classroom, that every student will be bringing in with them a different part of their language from home. It really is important to teach these students the appropriate place and time where they use their informal dialects. What the students have to remember and the teachers have to teach, is that what may be appropriate at home, may not be appropriate in the classroom. But you also have to remember that you do not want to discourage these children from not using the dialect that they have grown up to use. As it talked about in the article, it is important to not continually correct the student for making dialect mistakes. If the student does ask you something in the language that they are accustomed to, you may change it to where the student understands. That way if you do this, the next time the student has to
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