Letha - I have worked with migrant students myself. Some things that help are to ...
- Speak slowly and clearly
- Use simple language
- Repeat words
- Use extensional meanings like pointing to pictures or objects, drawing, or using real-world descriptions to clarify what you're talking about
- Use facial expressions and body language
- Put a lot of predictable print around your classroom, and record rhymes and songs for your students to listen to over and over. Rhyme, rhythm, and repetition are great for english language learners.
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