Stranger in a Strange Land

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Stranger in a Strange Land : 

Stranger in a Strange Land A Case Study by Tyson Dustin Brother Wilson ED 461- Reading in Content BYU-Idaho

First Things First : 

First Things First The name of the student that I chose to observe has been changed to Emilio.

Who is Emilio? : 

Who is Emilio? From Hidalgo, Mexico (A few hours north of the capital). Middle child. Oldest one at home. Came in the middle of the semester. Interests & hobbies.

How is Emilio’s Literacy? : 

How is Emilio’s Literacy? Differences in school system. Literacy in English/Spanish. He is a “mumbler.” He has a hard time spelling in Spanish.

What is Emilio’s academic situation like? : 

What is Emilio’s academic situation like? What the school did to help Emilio. ESL at MJHS. Pros and cons. Things that make it difficult.

How did I try to help him? : 

How did I try to help him? Tried and failed: Literature overload Teacher-centered material Adjustments: Writing Journal News articles Sections of poems Marking texts

What did I notice? : 

What did I notice? “Speakwriting” Modeling Choosing authentic materials Meeting needs

What would help Emilio keep progressing? : 

What would help Emilio keep progressing? Keeping him literate What he still faces. Dangers of neglect. Someone to go to.

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