“Don’t Bully Bilingual Voters, Hombre!” is an 8 page Story/Communication Lesson. Pages 1-4 are about a retired ESL-Oral Communication teacher whose English speaking skills are challenged at the entrance of her polling place when the bully asks her, “ You savvy the mesa color?” He makes the teacher very nervous & upset. She manages to get past him, sign in at the registration table, vote and cast her ballot.
Then, she decides to teach the bully a lesson about not discriminating on the basis of a persons bilingual skills or the color of their skin! In a loud voice for all to hear, she scolds him for racial profiling & bullying because of her bilingual skills and the color of her skin. After he gets embarrassed, he says “I’m no voter’s bully!”
Having overcome the bully’s bad behavior by shaming him, the teacher decides to make a tolerance lesson out of it for all the voters at the polling place. “Go to the board and write I won’t bully voters!” one hundred times, hombre!" she demands.
Page 5, “Questions for Discussion of Student’s Opinion” gives students an opportunity to use their critical thinking, interpersonal verbal communication skills to formulate 5 opinions about five open end questions about the story. After they agree on an answer, they write the opinion on their worksheet.
Page 6 Is a pronunciation lesson of the vowels [ ʊ ] Full & [ u ] Fool use of the Functional Pronunciation Assessment instrument featuring 6 sentences stressing & contrasting the target sounds [ ʊ ] & [ u ] to evaluate pronunciation proficiency.
Page 7 is the Assessment of Communication Competence and English Speaking Skills instrument (ACCESS) to evaluate speaker’s English Language Communication Proficiency.
This lesson is appropriate for Immigrant, Bilingual, ESL, ELL, Multicultural Language Arts, Civics, History & Social Studies students in grades 6-12, Adult Education and all good citizenship classes!