Are techniques that are taught to teachers to use with English Language Learners only helpful for that small population of students?
No, the majority of techniques, ranging from classroom management to individual differentiation, are extremely helpful to all students. Native English speakers and English learners alike. All of these techniques help add extra scaffolding support for all students.
Is Civil Rights in the US only seen in the Civil Rights Movement during the Cold War?
No, the issue or idea of Civil Rights is a theme seen throughout US history.
How does spelling in English compare to spelling in other languages, such as Spanish?
Spelling in different languages can be compared by alphabetic principle. Universal phonemic principle, or alphabetic principle, is that there is one letter, or grapheme, for each phoneme and one phoneme for every letter, or grapheme. Spanish spelling is thought to be shallow because it has a very notable phoneme-grapheme correspondence. The small units in speech that make one word different from another match with how the language is written. The language’s representations, oral and written, usually have a simple or predictable relationship. The spelling of a word often matches how it sounds. English spelling is deep because it has very little phoneme-grapheme correspondence. The small units in speech that make one word different from another often don’t match with how the language is written. The language’s representations, oral and written, have a very complex relationship. The spelling of a word does not often match how it sounds. An example of this irregularity in English is how the ‘b’ in boy is pronounced but the ‘b’ in debt is not. Another example is how an ‘s’ can be written as an ‘s’ or a ‘c’.