Setting up your classroom to support all students to participate
How you set up your assets-based, translanguaging classroom depends on who your learners are and what resources are available to you. Do you have multiple students who speak the same language(s)? Do you have support in the form of an English language specialist, a paraprofessional, or a community volunteer? Each of these different options offers its own set of possibilities for sustaining the engagement of students with low English proficiency.
Click on the links below to learn how to assess your resources and create collaborative structures that support the participation of bilingual and multilingual learners as they learn English and social studies simultaneously. In addition, we offer additional ideas for activities and adaptations you can make as you engage learners in inquiry.