Quiz Yourself: How much do you know about Emergent Bilingual students in your school?
Emergent Bilingual students, or English Learners, are a growing population in U.S. schools. Understanding the unique values these students bring to the classroom can help educators better provide support and guidance with literacy education.
Research shows that the science of reading, when applied without the support of asset model instruction, could amplify the challenges of Emergent Bilingual students. Well-structured support, however, allows students learning more than language to leverage their increased awareness of language, communication skills, memory, decision-making, and analytical skills. Are these supports being applied in your classrooms?
Quiz yourself to see how much you know about Emergent Bilingual education
1. Emergent Bilingual students comprise approximately
A. One in 500 U.S. students
B. One in 10 U.S. students
C. One in 1,000 U.S. students
D. One in 5,000 U.S. students
2. Students learning more than one language have demonstrated advantages in
A. Awareness of language
B. Communication skill
C. Analytical skills
D. All of the above
3. Compared to Emergent Bilingual students, monolingual learners already know _____% of spoken words before entering school
4. The use of daily opportunities to learn and practice speaking English is supported by
A. Bottom-up processing
B. Reciprocal teaching
C. Comprehensible output hypothesis
D. Hidden curriculum
5. Educational technology supports English language learning by encouraging students to
A. Practice oral English
B. Link new concepts to known ones
C. Make lessons more visual
D. All of the above
6. Rich oral language in a student’s heritage language
A. Supports the student’s efforts to learn English
B. Has no impact on second language acquisition
C. Inhibits English language acquisition
D. Can aid or detract from English language development, depending on the language
We know Emergent Bilinguals need literacy instruction designed with their unique learning paths in mind. Programs such as Lexia® English Language Development™ offer personalized academic speaking practice while keeping teachers updated about student progress. Join Lexia® as we lead the way toward evidence-based literacy solutions that support both Emergent Bilingual students and the educators serving them.
Answer Key: 1.B 2.D 3.B 4.C 5.D 6.A
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