Word Discrimination Drill

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One of the ways that African American Vernacular English is integrated into the classroom is through a drill called the Word Discrimination Drill. This integrates concepts from both AAVE and Standard English. The point of this activity is for students to be able to differentiate between the two by saying either “same” or “different”. In order to advance the skill level of this activity, it would become a drill called the Sentence Discrimination Drill. In this one, it is exactly like the Discrimination drill, except words are put into sentences rather than said on their own. For example, students listen to: "I hep my sister (BE) and I help my sister (SE)," and respond with "same" or "different." For students who are younger, Tompkins and McGee
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