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Posted on October 14, 2015 3:14 pm
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JoBeth Griffin
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ESOL in Science
What are your suggestions for helping ESOL students understand the content and vocabulary in science?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 14, 2015 7:53 pm

uTaTub
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I had ESOL students when I taught third grade science. I found that using picture vocabulary cards was extremely helpful. I would also modify tests/quizzes to have two choices instead of four in a multiple choice format.
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neHaGy
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I would exactly do this
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 6:15 pm

LuLyHa
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If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: July 10, 2016 6:27 pm

baGyvy
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Thats a great day!
  Posted on: October 12, 2018 11:38 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 18, 2015 2:58 pm

Ashley Lewis
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I have found that using thinking maps help out a lot and providing pictures with content helps as well. Also, I have few students in my classes that speak both English and Spanish fluently so I have those students work with the students who are having trouble understanding.
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LuLyHa
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I would never do this! This is wrong!
  Posted on: July 10, 2016 6:27 pm

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Solution 3
Posted October 18, 2015 9:30 pm

yParuR
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In order to help my students understand vocabulary and content I use a lot of visual aids in class and on the tests. Students have the opportunity to draw pictures for their notes. They are also provided the Spanish version of the word but are also provided the English version and must use the English version. Assessments also contain pictures and are heavily differentiated.
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Solution 4
Posted February 23, 2018 9:59 pm

Kenneth Allen
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The suggestions I have on helping ESOL students understand is to show more visuals during my teaching. Also, have the student try the "hands on approach" to science.
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Solution 5
Posted October 3, 2018 5:28 pm

reLuWe
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The best solution for this is using pictures and translating the words in their native language. That has worked with me. Try sending the words home ahed of time and have parents build a picture dictionary with the kid.
Depending on their English Proficiency I would accommodate the assessment as well.
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