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ERIC Number: EJ1098984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
TRANSLATE: New Strategic Approaches for English Learners
Goodwin, Amanda P.; Jiménez, Robert
Reading Teacher, v69 n6 p621-625 May-Jun 2016
This teaching tip shares a research-based instructional model that uses translation to improve the English reading comprehension of English Learners. Within this instruction, English learners work collaboratively in small groups and use translation to facilitate understandings of their required English language arts curriculum. Students are taught to identify key excerpts and to use selected cognitive strategies to facilitate translation and comprehension. After students create translated texts, they compare and evaluate their translations, and then summarize their newfound understandings. The three main lesson components are described and examples and instructional resources are provided to help educators implement the model within their own teaching. We also provide suggestions of productive teacher moves for teachers who do speak students' native languages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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