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Comparable ESOL Student: Mark
Type and length of sentences
Student read an excerpt at the 1st grade level. His reading showed excellent sight word recognition and phonetic word decoding skills. He responds appropriately to punctuation marks and reads with expression. In almost all cases, when he missed a word he self corrected . When he did miscue, he went back to the beginning of the sentence and self corrected using context.
Student’s writing shows some misuse of capital letters. He mixes capital and lowercase letters within a sentence. He also inverts lowercase g’s. The only spelling/word choice error was “waht” instead of “with”. He uses print conventions and punctuation properly. His story was appropriate and showed both imagination and excellent reading comprehension.
Student’s Name: Mark Date of Interview: On or about November 3, 2004
Questions asked by the child’ mother, with responsesbeneath.
1. What is your name?
2. Can you please write it down for me?
3. How long have you been lived in America?
4. Where were you born?
5. Did you live there long?
6. How long?
7. Well, how old are you now?
8. And if you lived 3 years in America, how
many are left over?
9. What language did you speak before you took
10. Who lives in your house?
12. What languages do I speak to you in?
13. Do I speak any other languages?
14. What languages does your Dad speak to you?
15. Does he speak any other languages?
16. And how about Alex, what languages does
he speak to you?
17. He doesn’t speak, right?
18. Can you read?
19. Where did you learn to read?
20. What languages can you read in?
21. What language do you prefer to read?
22. Who reads to you at home?
23. When do I read to you?
24. What language do I read to you in?
25. What kind of books do you like to read?
26. Is reading hard or easy?
27. What is hard about reading?
28. What do you like about school?
29. What do you not like about school?
30. What do you like to do after school?
31. Do you have friends in school?
32. Who are they, are they boys, are they girls?
33. What do you like to do with them?
35. You don’t want to say?
36. What do you like to do on the weekends?
37. Do you have any pets?
38. What kind?
39. What are their names?
40. Which is the first one we had?
41. What is the second one?
42. And the other one?
43. What do you like to do with them?
44. What kinds of games do you like to play
46. We are going to take a break, Thank you!
47. Now what I would like to ask you to do
is to read this for me. If you don’t know any words, try and
sound them out.
49 Where did she lose it?
50. What do you think Sally is going to do?
51. What is going to happen then, is he going
to get it out?
52. What cage did the necklace fall in?
53. How about if, if it fell in the snake cage?
What do you think Sally would do then?
54. That is what I would do! How would they
get the necklace back if the snake ate the necklace?