This 18-slide presentation gives surprising facts about ELs (English learners) vocabulary development compared to their native English-speaking peers. It gives concrete examples of why the English language is confusing for many ELs. It also offers suggestions to your colleagues about what they can do in their classroom to foster and improve vocabulary development. Feel free to edit slides and add transitions as you please. If you use this, please include my TPT logo "Dual Language Extraordinaire" at the end of your slideshow/presentation. I would also love to hear your feedback. Thanks!