Classroom_discourse_analysis

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Nick Ruggieri 3/19/2013 ENES 3338 Classroom Discourse Analysis: Mr. Waldman’s Algebra Lesson The lesson I chose to do my discourse analysis on was Mr. Waldman’s math class because I believe he was a very good example of a teacher who really knows how to deal with multilingual speakers in his class room. The first thing I observed while watching the video was his ability to introduce and teach academic language. When interviewed about the video he response by telling the audience how the terminology he uses in the classroom is not one that students would be using on the playground, but, rather an academic language they can mainly pick up in the classroom. Mr. Waldman does this by having a list of his language objectives on the board and repeats out loud in order for the students to observe these concepts audibly and visually. The one thing I thought could have been change in that case though was the extent of all the material. From my standpoint, it seemed like he had a lot of language objects and I thought this may confuse the students and be overwhelming. However, I did think him having the objectives written up and repeating them as well as repeating the vocabulary was very beneficial for the students. The second thing I observed was the interaction amongst the students to negotiate meaning. Mr. Waldman does a very good job of trying to make the students use the vocabulary in the classroom setting to increase their language proficiency. He makes the students repeat back what he says, as well as allows the students to evaluate situations and use the proper English to respond just like in the case with the balloon. Another thing he does is allows the students to use their L1 language to describe situations to their classmates, while integrating English in as well
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so that struggling student could start to grasp the knowledge that needed to be obtained. I
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