Reading Strategies for ESL Students From a to supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Monica Alvarez
Who can benefit from using reading strategies? • Students who are learning how to read in a language other than their own. • Elementary school students learning how to read. • Students who have learning disabilities.
Before applying the strategies, keep in mind that: • Learning to read is a process Let the students go at their own pace Always be patient The hard part of reading is at the beginning, it gets easier with practice. Involve the parents Reading should start/continue at home
During and After Applying Strategies: • Encourage reading as entertainment. • Always associate see + hear. • Fill classroom with books (of different levels). • Targeted Skills: listening and reading speaking and writing
Old fashioned way Play Dough/Magnetic letters Pinups Matching Games Phonics Alphabet Charts Song Sheets Technology Audio Books Closed Captioning Subtitles Leap Pad Reading Software What is out there?
Using Phonics to Read • Dissect unfamiliar words into parts ex: PHO – NIC – S E – LE - PHANT • Join the parts together to form words ex: PHONICS ELEPHANT
www.humongous.com Using technology as a Reading Strategy
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