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Running head: CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS 1 Cultural Responsiveness in My Teaching Joana Ledo Walden University Dr. Mel Griffin EDUC-6650K-1 Enhancing Learning Through Linguistic and Cultural Diversity February 20, 2011
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Language Acquisition Upon analyzing my lesson I observed that I tend to spend extra time with my ELL stu- dents in order to ensure their comprehension. In addition, I am always walking around making sure they are on task and that they understand the lesson as best they can. Taking the extra time to make sure that each ELL student is fully understanding each lesson not only helps them to comprehend the lesson, but also provides them with a sense of security as they know I am always there to assist them and ensure they are able to succeed. Another strategy I like to use is cooperative learning groups. I group my ELL students with English speaking students and ask that the English speakers assist the ELL students whenever needed. This strategy helps ELL students to come out of their shell a little more since it is a peer assisting them and not their teacher. Additionally, this strategy helps the ELL stu-
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This note was uploaded on 08/14/2011 for the course EDU 631 taught by Professor Marin during the Spring '11 term at Walden University.

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