Your second assignment is a short Case Study of an ELL. It can be someone you know or a student you have contact with. You don’t have to include the full name.

Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Preparing Inquiring Educators: Knowledge, Understanding, Application

CIED 2050:80 Foundations of Bilingual and Multicultural Education

Your second assignment is a short Case Study of an ELL.  It can be someone you know or a student you have contact with. You don’t have to include the full name. You may write it in narrative form and should be no longer than 1.5 pages. Make sure you include the following points.

Name of ELL_________________________

Country of Birth______________________

Essential Question: Who is this English Language Learner?

  • Background, time and age of entry into the US
  • Family dynamics (living arrangements, caretaker, siblings, voluntary or involuntary immigrant)
  • Languages spoken at home

Problems and Perspectives

  • Major contributor to this ELL’S ability to improve his/her English
  • Influence of friends, parents, home environment, social activities and/or work environment on nurturing native language and  second language acquisition
  • Acculturated or Assimilated? How does this student view his/her language and cultural diversity? Attitude towards L1 and L2

Second Language Acquisition

  • Describe the Ell’s use of L1 and  L2
  • Language preferred at home, socially and at school
  • Suggestions for further progress in L1 and L2
  • Best possible academic placement  (Dual Language, Bilingual,  ESL, Mainstream)


Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Preparing Inquiring Educators: Knowledge, Understanding, Application

                                                         Rubric for English Language Learner Case Study

                          (A 20, 19)   (A-18, 17 )     (B+ 16,15,)   (B- =14,13,12, )  (C 11,10,9, 8 )  (D 7, 6, 5)  (F 4, 3, 2, 1, ) 

CategoryUnacceptableEmergingAcceptableTarget
Purpose and role of Background historyNo understanding of the purpose and role background plays in academic achievement  for Ell’sBeginning to understand the purpose and role background plays in academic achievement  for Ell’sSome understanding of the purpose and role background plays in academic achievement  for Ell’s ofClear understanding of the purpose and role background plays in academic achievement  for Ell’s
Deep Cultural Problems and PerspectivesNo understanding of the role deep culture plays in academic achievement for Ell’sBeginning to understand the role deep culture plays in academic achievement for Ell’sSome understanding of the role deep culture plays in academic achievement for Ell’sClear understanding of the role deep culture plays in academic achievement for Ell’s
Language Development L1 and L2No understanding of how Ell will develop language proficiency in L1 or  L2Beginning to understand how Ell will develop language proficiency in L1 or  L2Some understanding of the how Ell will develop language proficiency in L1 or  L2Clear how Ell will develop language proficiency in L1 or  L2.
Grammar and StylePoor overall  sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuationMore than three errors  in sentences,  grammar, spelling and punctuationMostly accurate sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuationAccurate sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation
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