Tag Archives: More-Than-Just Surviving

Case Study: Yoshuane

Yoshuane Yoshuane was in fifth grade when he was tested using the Language Assessment Scale (LAS). He had a very easy time with the oral portion of the test. Here is his retelling of a story he listened to:

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Case Study: Liz

Liz Here is Liz’s placement interview: What’s your name? Liz. How old are you? Fifteen.

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Case Study: Tommy

Tommy Here is Tommy’s placement interview: What’s your name? Tommy. How old are you? Seventeen

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Case Study: Andre and Yoshi

Andre Andre was four when war started in his country. He was playing outside one day when someone began shooting at him. If his aunt had not rushed out and dragged him inside, he might have been killed.

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Case Study: Lee

Lee Lee arrived in the spring. She had no English and had never been in school before. Because it was late in the year, the teachers gave her time to adjust to school and learn basic oral English, without really working on literacy skills.

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Case Study: Miguel

Miguel Here’s a page from Miguel’s workbook. Miguel is in third grade, born and raised in the U.S. What does his writing reveal about his literacy level? Is this the writing of a third grader? Why or why not? What features do you take into account to decide? What does he need in order to […]

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Case Study: Paul

Paul Here’s a page from Paul’s “Im-portant Book,” written when he was in sixth grade. What does his writing reveal?Is it at the level of an average sixth grader? What features of his writing do you take into account to decide? What are his prospects of success in middle and high school? What sorts of […]

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Case Study: Carlos

Carlos At what level is Carlos (below) functioning? Is this acceptable work for a 6th grader? For an 8th grader or a 10th grader? What does his writing reveal about his knowledge of English and mechanics? Based on his writing what assumptions can you make about his ability to function in a grade-level class or […]

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Case Study: Josefina

Josefina Here’s Josefina, responding to the same assignment: My name is Josefina for me is been nightmare but for other is parting. My mother name me like that because her religion. She told me that she name me Josefina because I was born on March nineteen.

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Case Study: Eddie

Eddie Here’s Eddie: Let me ask something “if your life remains only three months and you could do three things in that time what will you do for 3 months?” I believe that most people try to their best to get money or give up on their life and stay home.

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