Strategies for Helping a Non-English Speaking Student and Her Family As American schools become more and more inundated with non-English speaking students from countries like Mexico, educators face new challenges in helping students and their families succeed in learning. Accordingly, the following discussion is based on a case study involving a fourth grade student named Maria who has recently moved to America with her family. Maria is having problems in reading and other subjects. The teacher, Mr. Bennet, needs some help developing strategies to help Maria with her academic performance (Cultural and Linguistic Differences: What Teachers Should Know, n.d.). One of the things that Mr. Bennet needs to understand is that a person's natural...The end:
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