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For each reading assignment, use the prompt to produce a one page response and respond to two others. Use the rubric provided for dialogue discussions on MOODLE. Peer responses need to be specific to the discussions chosen – “good job” – “way to go” are not acceptable responses. Your peer response needs to be at least one-half of a page in length with your connections, agree or disagree, or questions. Both dialogue discussions and responses need to be supported by evidence from the textbook, class discussion, or other source (please cite all evidence that comes from published materials). See schedule and calendar for due dates.
Worth 90 points (3 questions worth 30 each)
You will: Develop a 3-5 page paper based on your own cultural and linguistic experiences.
You will: Develop a 2-3 page paper comparing and contrasting the two theories researched
Submit to the instructor
Develop your own theory of second language acquisition based on class readings and activities, interviews with two second language learners, and your own research. Ideally, your paper should be applicable to the subject area or grade level that you currently (or aspire to) teach.
Absence and Tardy Policy
Students must attend all classes in order to receive full credit. Arriving late or leaving early will also result in a lowering of attendance points that may affect your overall grade. We attend only seven face to face classes and it is imperative that you arrange your schedules to meet the attendance expectations. A phone call or email to give instructors prior notice is suggested. Each class is worth 10 points for attendance. Half of those points may be made up if personally requested by the student and at the discretion of the instructor.
Class Location: Marvin Moss Elementary,
Class Dates and Time: Thursdays, 4:00–7:00 pm: 21 face-to-face hours on November 14, 21, December 5, 12, 19, January 16, 23
MOODLE Expectations: 24 individual hours
Zweirs, J. (2008). Building academic language: Essential practices for content classrooms.