Topic 6 Due Date March 17, 2018
English language learners have multiple factors that affect their English language acquisition and
overall learning in a classroom, including their native language and culture.
Research two scholarly articles related to the role that language, culture, and
diversity play in the learning process in the classroom.
In a 500-750 word essay:
Summarize the articles.
Explain the unique aspects of elementary students’ language development.
Reflect upon the role that language, culture, and diversity will have in your future classroom.
Reflect on how you would address diversity in your future classroom.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the
Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar
with the expectations for successful completion.
Supporting assigned reading:
1. Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards
Read “Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards,” by Voltz, Sims, and Nelson, located on the ASCD website.
2. Teaching Diversity: A Place to Begin
Read, “Teaching Diversity: A Place to Begin,” by Gonzales-Mena and Pulido-Tobiassen, located on the Scholastic
e- Library Resource
1. Study of the Child: Theories of Development Series
View “Study of the Child: Theories of Development Series,” from Films on Demand.
Language Development Essay Rubic the APA Essay Must Meet the Rubric Criteria Below
25.0 %Summary of Articles Essay is well written with a thorough and comprehensive summary of chosen articles,
skillfully explaining the unique aspects of elementary student’s language
25.0 %Role of Language,
Essay is well written with a proficient and thoughtful reflection on the role that
Culture, and Diversity
language, culture, and diversity will have in future professional practice.
20.0 %Address Diversity
Conclusions and applications to future practice are insightful in explaining how to
address diversity and thoughtfully reflect growth and development as a professional.
15.0 %Research Citations All sources are credible, appropriate, and strongly support the submission. All
required aspects of APA format are correct within the submission.
15.0 %Mechanics of Writing Submission is virtually free of mechanical errors. Word choice reflects well-developed
use of practice and content-related language. Sentence structures are varied and
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