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Iris

Profile
Iris came to the US for 1 year as a five year old, moved back to Mexico and returned to the US when she was sixteen years old. Iris was very quiet and reserved in school, intimidated by her own standards of perfection. She rarely spoke aloud, and when she did, it was typically in Spanish. Iris had experienced good, uninterrupted schooling in Mexico between ages 6-16. She was well read and literate in Spanish. She was determined to go to college to create life opportunities that she didn’t have as a young child.
Resources
  • Observation to detail
  • Connections between visual and written (bio)
  • Task driven
  • Literate in Spanish
Academic Profile
(Concepts)

Useful strategies
(pedagogy)

  • Oral rehearsal
  • Encourage errors
  • Scaffolding
  • Cognates
  • Explicit instruction in grammar (Spanish/English transfer)

How can you engage Iris in meaningful learning experiences in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Intro to Business?