• Art 
  • Drama 
  • Alternative assessment 
  • Use bodylanguage: gestures and facial expressions 
  • Multicultural activities 
  • Speak slowly, clearly, with repetition 
  • Lots of visuals and realia (objects from real life)
  • Context embedded (gestures, objects, vocal inflections)
  • Labs, manipulatives, hands-on activities 
  • Limit use of idiom (figurative meaning not related to literal meaning)
  • Identify and activate prior knowledge 
  • Limit talking-head lectures 
  • Focus on the meaning, not the form 
  • Cooperative learning 
  • Maximize student participation
  • Graphic organizers 
  • Games 
  • Video, photographs, illustrations
  • Word wall
  • Preview-review
  • Explain and reword
  • Comprehensible input (students understand most, not all, of what is being taught)
  • Read often, and have the students choose the material. Reading should be pleasurable!


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