Multiple Languages

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Multiple Languages

Many things in our community featured multiple languages in order to reach out to all different ethnicities.  However, it is important to remember that they will not have every language on them.  Find out about the literacy backgrounds of your students.  Some of the languages that are a part of their family may surprise you.

Welcome To School sign

Instrumental, Social-Interactional, and Critical/Educational Reading - This poster is instrumental because it welcomes those who speak many languages to the school.  It is social-interactional because it is letting people who speak different languages that the school cares enough about them to greet them in their native tongue.  It is also critical/educational because it is used in a school setting.  It is helping others see and hopefully learn about different languages.

UNICEF sign

Instrumental - This UNICEF poster is instrumental because it is read to gain information about UNICEF

Slovenian currency

Instrumental reading and Confirmational Reading- This currency is instumental reading because it is used for everday life in Slovenia.  It is confirmational because it is something I saved that reminds me of the friend who sent it to me. It is also financial reading because it is money.

Bilingual Education poster

Instrumental and Critical/Educational Reading - This poster is instrumental because it is promoting bilingual education. It is also critical/educational because it is used to educate others about bilingual education.

Kenmore Refridgerator Manual

Instrumental- This piece is instrumental because by reading the instructions, you will learn how to take care of your refrigerator.

These instructions are written in English, Spanish, and French.

Postcard from Kabylie, Algeria

Instrumental and Confirmational - This postcard is instrumental because it is telling me about the picture that is on the front of it.  It is also confirmational because it is something that I have saved over the years.

I believe the languages on this postcard are Arabic and French.  These are two of the langauges spoken in Algeria.