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Educational benefits of using poetry Poetry could be used as a medium to teach language as it shows a path to teach basic language skills. Some of the educational benefits of using poetry are explained by Sarac: Different viewpoint for language: It broadens the seeing perspective of learner, as they begin to use language in a completely different way. The grammar used in poetry is different (it does not follow typical grammar rules) for example, incomplete sentences. T
Classroom demographics change ever year. Changes in the typical classroom mirror changes in society. The National Center for Education Statistics reported that nearly 10% of all US students actively participate in an English Language Learning (ELL) program. Whether you are a veteran teacher, or a brand new one, you will need resources to help students who are not proficient in English or are current ELLs. Regardless of your methodology, helping ELLs to acclimatize to r
Have you ever read a note or letter that contained words, words, and more words but no punctuation? Well, I'm glad to say that I have, and I'm certain I used to before I learned English Grammar and Punctuation. While working with an English Language Learner (ELL) student some years back I remember asking the student to write a paragraph in English, the handwriting was beautiful and legible, however, there was not a single punctuation mark.
English is considered by many foreigners one of the most difficult languages to learn. The following list displays the obstacles that prevent some people from learning English:
English language learners do not have the same knowledge that their native English speaking peers do, so it is essential that you create opportunities for it. And it's not that ELL students do not have background knowledge. They just have it in another language!
Many teachers assume that when they say something to their class, the students hear what was said. Unfortunately this is not always the case and can lead to misunderstandings such as "...but s/he never told us that!" Over the years, I have heard many cases where a student says something was on a test that wasn't taught and the teacher says it was taught but the student could not have been paying attention.