Use of children’s literature in order to spur interest and as a springboard for rich discussions.
Use associated types of “realia” meaningful or familiar to students to affirm the appropriate context for using new language.
Use of hands-on learning activities in order to make learning more meaningful and relevant.
Use of graphic organizers in order to scaffold and support the needs of English Language Learners.
Use of heterogeneous small group interactions in order to support dominant and non-dominant language learners.
Use of structured student talk experiences in order to promote opportunities for students to focus on productive and academic verbal exchanges.