Here is one important and vital tool that English Language Learners will find helpful, a dual language personal dictionary. Many teachers and schools may already have such a resource, but if you are like me.. my district had no such thing. To make all of our lives much easier, here is a wonderful and cost efficient resource for both teachers and newcomer ELL students! This is a great resource for the student to be able to refer back to throughout the year! It's a great and simple tool for you and the student to utilize.
Suggest to your students and newcomer ELLs, when they encounter a new word they can add it along with a personal definition or sentence to their personal dictionary. There is also space to put the word and the definition in their first language. This will help the student make the connection between their first language and their second language.
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