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Adapted By: Jose Rosario
Mr. Rosario teaches both monolingual and bilingual classes. He loves to provide his students hands on experiences. These experiences help both bilingual students and monolingual students’ language development. They also help students develop critical thinking skills. My educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a M.S in Bilingual Education.
1. Students had to use the appropriate vocabulary to describe the water cycle.
2. Students had to explain the role of water in the development of the landforms and the bodies of water.
3. Students created simple computers to evaluate their performance. They had to match their content related vocabulary to its meaning/description. The simple computers were also used to transfer their knowledge in their first language to their second language.
Take a holistic approach. Guide students to understand that some phenomena are not isolated and that they help form part of the whole. Expose them to as many activities as possible, always stressing their interconnections. Providing second language learners visual aids is important for their second language development.
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