1. Michael’s behavior quickly compelled the teacher to suspect ADHD. Do you think this was an accurate assumption to make? Why or why not?
2. What do you think was the source of Michael’s behavioral problems? Support your position with specific examples.
3. In your opinion, would Michael’s situation be different if his first language was Spanish? Why or why not?
According to the CIA’s data in Phase 1, what is the poverty level in Vietnam at the time of this case study?
Level 2: Comprehension - demonstrating understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, comparing, translating, interpreting, giving descriptions and stating main ideas.
Explain one reason why Vietnamese citizens may immigrate to 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.
How is Michael’s language issue related to his behavior in the classroom?
Level 5: Synthesis - compiling information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions.
Make a prediction of Michael’s future success with the English language given the information presented in the case study.
As a teacher, what would you do if you had a student similar to Michael? Give examples to support your position.