Meet the Student: Bimala

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Final project for EDIS 5470 (spring 2011).

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Meet the Student: Bimala

  1. 1.  MEET  THE  STUDENT:  BIMALA     (pure   -­‐   H indi)Rachel  Gottlieb   EDIS  5 470   Spring   2 011  
  2. 2. Who  is  Bimala?  Personal  Information:  •   7  years  old  •   1st    grade  student  •   2  years  in  the  U.S.  •   from  India,  speaks  Hindi  at  home  •   good  friends  with  other  ESL  students  
  3. 3. Who  is  Bimala?  Educational  Information:  •   WIDA  level  2  (beginning)   •   has  many  characteristics  of  Stage  III  on   Language  Acquisition  Chart  • not  literate  in  Hindi  (L1)  •   attended  same  school  for  kindergarten  •   second  year  with  same  ESL  teacher  
  4. 4. Who  is  Bimala?  Family  Background:  •   small  farming  town,  western  Bengal  •   father  –  finished  HS,  some  English    •   mother  –  7th  grade  education,  very  LEP  •   paternal  uncle  –15  years  in  C-­‐ville,   translator/home  &  school  contact  •   live  in  2  BR  apt  close  to  school,  no  car  •   family  active  in  school  activities  
  5. 5. Who  is  Bimala?  Personal  Interests:  •   Dora  the  Explorer  •   pink  •   horses  and  ponies  •   Disney  princesses  •   dogs  
  6. 6. Information  about  India  Country  and  Culture (  Sources:  State  Dept.,  CIA  World  Factbook,  Wikipedia)    •   Population:  2nd  largest,  15%  of  world’s   population  (more  than  1  billion)  •   Capital:  New  Delhi  •   Languages:  Hindi  (official),  English  •   Geography:  3  geographic  regions   (Himalayan,  Gangetic  Plain,  plateau)  •   Culture:  Bollywood,  dance,  art,  music  
  7. 7. Information  about  India  Education (  Sources:  State  Dept.,  CIA  World  Factbook,  Wikipedia)    •   compulsory  education  K-­‐10  •   literacy  level:  61%        (U.S.  99%)  •   controlled  by  Union  government,  states  •   fundamental  right  protected  in   Constitution  •   rote  learning,  memorization  •   teacher  absences  
  8. 8. Information  about  India  Hindi  words  •   Hello/goodbye:  Namaste  •   Hello/goodbye  (colloquial):  rām  rām    •   Please:  krpayā/kripaya    •   Thank  you:  dhanyawaad/dhanyavaad    
  9. 9. How  does  Bimala  learn?  Characteristics  Observed:  •   perfectionist  •   wants  to  be  independent    •   likes  one-­‐on-­‐one  attention,  but  not  help  •   usually  quiet  and  reserved  •   sensitive  –  feelings  hurt  easily  
  10. 10. How  does  Bimala  learn?   Reading  Behaviors  Observed  •   Looks  up  at  teacher  when  comes  across   an  unfamiliar  word   •   doesn’t  try  to  decode  or  sound  out    •   Doesn’t  recognize  sight  words  •   Doesn’t  track  words  with  finger  •   Doesn’t  follow  along  when  peers  are   reading  aloud,  turn  page  at  same  time    
  11. 11. How  does  Bimala  learn?  Suggestions  to  Improve  Learning  •   explicit  vocabulary  instruction   •   sight  words,  new  vocabulary    •   pre-­‐reading  activities   •   text  previews,  picture  walks    •   rhyming  instruction   •   manipulatives,  oral  practice  

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