The Health Toll of Immigration

The newspaper presents great articles that can be read in class. However, often times, these articles are too challenging for our students. The article below is a great adaptation created by one of our teachers. You’ll find questions to round out the lesson at the end of the text. —- The Health Toll of Immigration […]

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Keys to Strong Listening and Reading Skills

Giving students the tools for developing strong listening and reading skills means focusing on the following: reading/listening for specific information; reading/listening to understand the overall message; making and confirming predictions; monitoring comprehension and using strategies to overcome comprehension blocks; inferring intended meaning and attitudes; and using background knowledge and contextual clues to guess meaning. Here […]

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Reading Activities: Dictionary

Getting students to understand vocabulary through context is an important skill. Prepare by choosing a passage for your student(s) to read. Underline words that you think will be challenging for the them and create a list of these words on a separate piece of paper or on the board. Tell them to read it quickly […]

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