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Participant Manual Category 1:

Day 1:

Participants will be able to:
üIdentify some key factors affecting second language acquisition.
üUnderstand a graphic display that represents the process of second language acquisition.
üBecome familiar with basic concepts of culture.
üDevelop an understanding of the interrelationship pf language and culture.
üExplore the concept of sociolinguistic competence and its impact on learning and behavior of ELLs.

Agenda, Day 1__

Second Language Acquisition and Cultural Differences

  1. Introductions
  2. Background Information: Why are we here?
  3. Assignment, p.25
  4. Icebreaker- BINGO

  1. Module 1: p.8-12
    1. Key Factors Affecting Second Language Acquisition
    2. Lunch 12:30 to 1

  1. Module 2: p.13-24
    1. What is Culture?
    2. Sociolinguistic Competence

  1. Review of assignment, p.25

  1. 3-2-1 Ticket to Leave, p. 30

Day 2:

Wordle: Category 1, Day 1

Objectives for Day 2:
Participants will be able to:
üUnderstand WiDA’s Can-Dos and proficiency descriptors.
üUse English proficiency levels to analyze classroom tasks.
üUse the variables represented in the Analytical Framework to analyze their own classrooms as sites of second language learning and learning in a second language.
üUse the Analytical Framework to plan changes that would make their classrooms more effective environments for second language learning and learning in a second language.
üExplain the implications of the heterogeneity of ELLs for classroom organization and instruction.
üIdentify the type of information that would help in meeting the educational needs of ELLs.
Agenda, Day 2__

Language, Culture, Teaching and Learning

  1. Review 3-2-1
  2. Review of Assignment, p.25
  3. Module 3: p.35 (supplemental materials)
    1. WiDA Can Do Descriptors

  1. Lunch 12:30 to 1

  1. Module 4: p.37
    1. Responsive Learning Environments

  1. Module 5: p.44
    1. Putting it all together: Reflection and Analysis

  1. Conclusion/Evaluations