Mrs. Swetner gave Li a zero on his homework, which upset him greatly. He brought the paper home and shamefully presented it to his parents. Knowing that it would be rude to question a teacher’s decision, the Chen family was at a loss as to what to do. They valued education greatly and set high expectations for their children.
What advice would you give to Mrs. Swetner? Think about some of the following:

o Differentiated learner needs of ELLs.

o The role of heritage language and literacy.

o Setting clear expectations for learners.

o Beliefs on whether to assign zeroes.

o Ways to find out what students know, understand, and can do.

o Cultural considerations.











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