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Unformatted text preview: vocabulary. A way to ensure understanding would be to use a “stairstep approach” by addressing a similar topic at different reading levels (Vardell et. al 2006). I think this is a great method to use in teaching because for all English learners this is beneficial in allowing a student to take time to comprehend a topic and the important terms that go along with it. By reinforcing material, students will have a better chance to interpret meaning and practice their reading skills. Another very important concept discussed in the article was the visuals of English literature. Illustrations can be very advantageous for students so that they can make sense of the words associated with a picture. This doesn’t necessarily mean that every book will be a simple picture story with little information or content. There are many books that include more complex topics with pictures and illustrations as well....
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- Spring '08
- Skill, English learners, Vardell