6.6. Which of the following is a fundamental element of the sheltered approach to English instruction?
(A) Helping English language learners acquire academic English as they learn academic content
(B) Using home languages for content-area instruction until students can move into all English classes
(C) Teaching English language learners about English using translation and vocabulary activities
(D) Offering students instructional activities that will reinforce their communicative competence
7.7. An English teacher has students with intermediate-level English proficiency read several chapter books from a particular series. Each book features the escapades of a group of characters who are neighbors along a country road. Engaging students with this sort of children's literature will promote the students’ English language proficiency primarily because it:
(A) gives them a genre of fiction to read that is well within the range of their skills.
(B) provides them with a clearer understanding of sequence in narrative form.
(C) encourages them to feel that they are successful readers each time they finish a book.
(D) helps them build context from book to book to support their reading comprehension.
8.8. A high school English teacher creates a holistic scoring system to assess sets of papers written by English language learners. Using this form of writing assessment is most appropriate when a teacher wants to evaluate the students':
(A) ability to communicate ideas through their writing.
(B) progress in expanding their English language vocabulary.
(C) development of personal style or voice in their writing.
(D) mastery of English punctuation and mechanics.
9.9. Ms. Chen’s class includes Mike, a student who is not yet proficient in English but is improving though. Which of the following strategies would be most appropriate for Ms. Chen to use to respond to Mike’s needs during the cooperative learning activity?
(A) Assign Mike to one of the cooperative learning groups, and have him determine independently whether and how to participate in the group's work.
(B) Give Mike an alternative assignment, such as a reading task at his current English language reading level, which focuses on the same content as that being addressed by classmates.
(C) Have Mike observe the various cooperative learning groups as they work on their projects, so that he will have maximum access to spoken and written English in varied group learning contexts.
(D) Have Mike participate as a member of one of the cooperative learning groups, while ensuring that he is supported in his assigned roles as needed.
10.10. In developing a written classroom test, the teacher's primary goal should be to create
a test that:
(A) challenges students to apply knowledge and skills in ways that are new to them.
(B) yields information about student strengths and needs in relation to instructional objectives.
(C) clarifies differences among students in regard to targeted knowledge and skills.
(D) provides information about students' long-term potential to achieve as well as about their current achievement.