Teacher Tip Tuesday: English Learner Series Tip #2

How to help your English Learners strengthen their background knowledge

Strengthening background knowledge is crucial for effective literacy instruction, especially for English Learners. It’s also the perfect time to tap into what excites your students most! For many, that’s Amazing Amphibians. Read on to learn how to use this book unit to help your English Learners gain important scientific background knowledge. 

Teacher Tip Tuesday English Learner Series Tip #2

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1. Read and listen to the academic language spoken out loud.



2. Practice matching words to definitions and placing words in context.

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3. Connect passion and creativity with the Create-a-Book feature.

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