September 20th

In some ELL classes, the text sometimes describe people by using their skin color. For example “In this brief segment of classroom discourse, it is evident that Omar and Abdullah, two elementary-aged ELL students, noticed the author’s and illustrator’s use of color as an identity marker and had questions about the accuracy and purpose of these labels. All too often, opportunities to engage in conversations about race are missed or left to the periphery in classroom discourse, especially in elementary contexts.” (p.541). These text make students to think about race and now researchers are discussing about this situation happened in text book is good or not.


Roy, L. (2016). “So Whats the Difference?” Talking About Race With Refugee Children in the English Language Learner Classroom. TESOL Journal,8(3), 540-563. doi:10.1002/tesj.286


September 13

My story is about following events. I spend my first three years of my high school on America, which is fun and comfortable. But because of my grade and my argument with my father, I choose to give up my high school learning in America. After I return to China, I missed my friends and life in American high school, but it will never come back. The only way to go back is to work harder to get into a American university. This story of mine tells me that we can’t make decisions rapidly, we need to think first. And also tells me, I need to cherish what I have right now, do not throw it away easily, because after the I will be regret.


In class writing September 11

My idea of my audio essay is about my teenage experience. I’d like to talk about a story when I was in high school. I lose my chance to graduate in America. I just want to tell this story to others and tell them to learn how to cherish what you have. Do not throw it away easily, because after that you will regret.


Introduction: Do you have any thing you regret to lose?  When I was in the jounior year of my high school, I lose the chance to spend my senior year in America and my graduation in America. This is the most regrettable thing in my life from now on.

body: talk about what happened

I am still think about how to express my idea.



August 30th in class writing

After I compared the responding of Joanne Chen and mine. I found that Chen’s ideas are more detailed. She explained her opinion with her own experience when she first wen to Mexico as a foreigner. Also in the reflection of Chen, she add quotes from the article that we read. Based on the quote, she gives her own thoughts and explanations.

My opinions about racial problem that children of immigrants faced are basically same as Chen’s. In her response of “what are you” she talked about the everyone has their own culture, no one should be treat in the different way, because people are equal and unique. Which is the same idea that I have in my response.


August 28 in class writing

Huating Yuan, Seth Liao, Jingwen Yang

Refugees are people who were force to flee their country by war and violence. They are afraid of persecution due to their races and religion. And also the Global citizen Organization mentioned that there are 65 million refugees now in the world. There are 21000 in the U.S.

According to the global citizen organization, there are  7 biggest challenges that refugees faced. Difficulty speaking English and languages, Raising children and success them at the school, Securing work, securing housing, Accessing service, transportation and culture barriers.

For languages problems. Local government start ESL classes for them to learn English, but it is hard for refugees to have time to go to classes. For children, they were bullied and discriminated at school because of their races and culture. So that it is very difficult for them to live. Those undocumented immigrants are afraid of deportation, so they just avoid to go to the hospital when they were sick. For those people who were legal in the country, they are not good at English, so that they also don’t want to see the doctor. This will cause the spreading of sickness and diseases.






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