• Session One: Exploring My Culture and ELs Strengths
  • Session Two: Developing Understandings of Culture--Mine and My ELs
  • Session Three: Considering ELs as a Resource in My Teaching
  • Session Four: Developing Knowledge of Assets and Legal Obligations
  • Session Five: Attending to Standards and Classifications with WIDA
  • Session Six: Positioning ELs within the School Game
  • Session Seven: Promoting ELs Learning through My Learning
  • Session Eight: Celebrating and Presenting My Learning
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  • HW 4.5: Implications of Court Decisions for ELLs

    Making Inferences from Court Decisions


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Interpret the historical context of diversity and discrimination and evaluate how it impacts current practices.

    Assessment: 50 pts.

    Due: Session 5

    Teachers, when knowledgeable about federal Supreme Court decisions, can align their daily work and practice for ELLs with the law.

    Students have learned what a United States Supreme Court decision means for various stake holders. They are now positioned to consider various court decisions and make inferences about how those decisions might affect classroom life.


    1. In the linked chart, you will find descriptions of court cases and you are asked to study and make inferences about based on the details provided and using the guiding questions.  Read the court case descriptions here.  
    2. Record your inferences in the last column of the chart. 
    3. Be prepared to share information with others in session 5.  

    This content is provided to you freely by BYU Open Learning Network.

    Access it online or download it at https://open.byu.edu/bilingual_education/hw_4.4.