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.