We know it is our job as educators to provide effective learning activities for all children and their families. Often, it can be intimidating for families that are learning both a new culture and language to participate in learning opportunities in their child’s program.
It is important that we are mindful of providing activities that are appropriate for culturally and linguistically diverse families. The first step to ensure we are doing this is to critically analyze what it is we are expecting from families.
As you prepare activities that involve families, ask yourself, is this activity one that families can do together with minimal
language support? Does the activity include opportunities for hands on, interactive participation?
To complete this assignment, first review and analyze the Example Activity: **Attached below**
Next, download the template, Activity Analysis Template. You will use this template to complete the rest of the assignment. **Attached below**
Based on your analysis of the example activity, address the following:
- Identify two (2) ways that this activity is effective in engaging English language learner (ELL) families.
- Identify two (2) ways that this activity might be ineffective in engaging English language learner (ELL) families.
- Make two (2) recommendations for improvement to this activity.