Six easy and beneficial strategies for an interculturally responsive (IR) classroom
This scenario is a reflection of many classrooms throughout the United States. This heterogeneous population of students is Linguistically, Culturally, and Educationally Diverse. Some are Native Born, and others have immigrated for various reasons. These reasons include new Employment Opportunities, a United States Education, Political Refuge, and Family Relocation to name a few. Our schools must learn to respond to this diversity by providing an Interculturally Responsive (IR) Classroom (Jones, 2013) and Linguistically appropriate methods for Language Learners. The following strategies will assist in creating an Inter culturally Responsive Classroom and they are (a) provide side-by-side dual language opportunities, (b) assist with language transfer, (c) loosen up dialogues, (d) make language learning interesting, (e) Utilize Graphic Organizers, and (f) Doodle. The aforementioned six strategies are easy and beneficial for any teacher to utilize and these strategies will assist the language learning situations in the classroom.
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