This lesson will help students identify the various uses of language and understand their appropriateness within context. Students participate in journal writing as well as writing literacy narratives describing multiple uses of language. The lesson is designed to accompany a ready of "Mother Tongue"; however, the lesson may be used in conjunction with a study of other writings in English by authors who write or speak English as a second language.
In this lesson, students will examine and repeat the rhythmic patterns that are found in words. They will echo the rhythms through the use of class percussion instruments or clapping.