2. Help students identify what they already know: ask students to identify the language features they already know so they can make connections to the new content. If they know it in their home language, they can make the connection to learn it in English. If they know it in English, ask them to also try to translate it to their home language to reinforce that both languages are equally important. Students can track their language assets using the “My Notes” feature as they progress with different enrichment activities and projects.
By focusing on their assets rather than their challenges, the learning process will be more meaningful, and students will be able to visualize their progress.