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Posted on March 13, 2015 6:51 pm
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qaqyvy
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Motivation
I have an ESOL student in my inclusion class. He is very low academically and struggles to retain information. He is receiving assistance through our school ESOL and Migrant programs, but it is not helping. His grades are suffering badly. We took a vocabulary quiz the other day and he missed every single question. What are some things I can do to motivate him to study more? I know the language barrier for him is tough, but he is not putting forth much effort.
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 14, 2015 12:38 am

byMabu
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You can use pictures to help him associate new vocabulary to his native language.
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qaqyvy
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Thank you. I have not thought of that.
  Posted on: March 15, 2015 2:34 am

eZuGeQ
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Great simple and helpful solution!
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 5:14 am

eZuGeQ
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Great simple and helpful solution!
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 5:14 am

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Solution 2
Posted March 14, 2015 11:51 pm

qaGuqy
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There are several techniques and strategies we use at my school to help ESOL learners. This actually happened in my classroom. Have you thought about peer instruction? Maybe getting another student in your class or another student in an older grade to come help him. Setting a goal with him may help as well, something we would enjoy or like to do. Then working together to achieve that goal.
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qaqyvy
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Thank you for your help.
  Posted on: March 15, 2015 2:34 am

neHaGy
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I would exactly do this
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 6:30 pm

ezyHes
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I like this and also number 1, including pictures with it.
  Posted on: March 6, 2016 5:33 pm

LuLyHa
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If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: July 10, 2016 6:25 pm

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Solution 3
Posted October 14, 2015 12:17 pm

Sarah Drake
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I would recommend three things. First, continue to build a relationship with that student so you can gain an understanding of who he is, where he came from, and what he wants. He needs to feel like you are his ally, and he can count on you. Second, I would identify a peer who speaks his language so he can have an opportunity to continue to engage and grow his native language. Finally, identify a native English speaker who can be used in partner reads and to help provide other guidance when needed.
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neHaGy
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great idea
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 6:30 pm

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Solution 4
Posted March 15, 2015 2:11 pm

dyTuDu
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I have heard of success stories with students who have low motivation when they become more involved in activities that require the use of English while combining something familiar or fun for them, such as playing a sport, an art class, music, etc. If your school offers any of these types of activities, his involvement could motivate him and provide a natural environment for acquiring the language.
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neHaGy
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I would exactly do this
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 6:30 pm

LuLyHa
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I would never do this! This is wrong!

  Posted on: July 10, 2016 6:25 pm

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