Jose’s difficulty with writing will be addressed in extra
class period writing instruction. Local college students seeking
internship or observational credit hours will provide tutorial
aid. This aid will begin when school starts in the fall. Jose’s
mother plans to send Jose to summer school and see about a reading/writing
camp is available during the summer break. She also is going to
work with him and plans to work with the school counselor on contacting
local tutoring services. Jose’s teacher has offered to provide
reading materials and a few hours a week over the summer to help
with tutoring Jose. The help that Jose gets over the summer period
from grade five to grade six will be a good start to building
a foundation on writing.
1. How much influence does Jose’s mother have over her
2. Will there be follow-up progress meetings and reports to evaluate Jose’s writing and academic successes in the subject area of writing?
3. Would Jose’s level of writing be on grade-level for the fifth and sixth grade if he had remained in the United States?
Where is Jose from?
Level 2: Comprehension - demonstrating understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions and stating main ideas.
How does Jose’s father and his family view Jose’s education in the United States?
Level 3: Application - solving problems
by applying acquired knowledge, facts, techniques and rules in
a different way.
Level 4: Analysis - examining and breaking information into parts by identifying motives or causes; making inferences and finding evidence to support generalizations.
Can Jose distinguish between morphemes and phonemes?
Level 5: Synthesis - compiling information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions.
How different would Jose be academically if he had stated in the U. S. public school system instead of the Mexican public school system?
Do you feel that it is fair that Jose is getting special attention to his problem just because his past academic system failed him?
Is the case of Jose Garcia unique or even unusual?