Carousel Of Ideas Of Mr. Missal, And Mrs. Avarado-Neher

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The classrooms settings and teachers which were interviewed and observed where from public and private school facilities. I had the opportunity to interview Mrs. Missal, and Mrs. Avarado-Neher who both were employed as Resource Teachers at two different Title I Public Elementary school. Mrs. Turnbull, ELL certified, works at a private Christian Pre-school provided insight into Japanese students learning English in Nagoya, Japan. Lastly, Mrs. Edmonds was observed in her tenth grade English high school class at a private Christian school which had a multitude of cultures in her student population. Each person presented a different perspective in the teaching strategies used, the accommodations that were offered and insightful information …show more content…
Avarado-Neher services five schools where they use pullout and language tutors groups for those students that need a more focused introduction in to the English language. She uses Carousel of Ideas over Treasure Chest because she believes that this curriculum is easier to adopt to the different grade level. The first class I observed was a small pullout group run by a Language Tutor, who covered tier one words in word families focusing on the individual words, sounds, and blend using a visual chart, verbal cues, and gesture. After the instruction the group went to the computer lab to practice their listen skills and I went back to the main third grade classroom who were working on tier two third grade history vocabulary. These student were organized in small groups of five around table. Group activities were used to practice vocabulary by playing a game designed by Mrs. …show more content…
Edmonds demonstrated teaching Sophomore English which included such literature as The Iliad, “Antony’s Speech” from Julius Caesar, and the poem “The Dying Christian to His Soul”. In her classroom she had two Korean students who were new to the school this year, a Nigerian student, a student from Nome, Alaska, and other multi-cultural students. Since one o the criterial for enrollment into the private school is that all instruction will be in English at grade level. In prior years some of the Korean students were allowed to use translator in class if needed. However none of these students choose to use one. For fill in the blank quizzes she provided accommodations by providing word banks for these students. For the poetry quiz she allowed students to make arrangement to orally recite the poem instead of taken the written form of the quiz. The Nigerian is the only one who shows signs of not being able to work at grade level. Presently adjustment are being made in the grading of the assignment. Also the administration is investigating into possible learning ability may also be contributing to the language

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