Accommodating ell in the classroom

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Visual literacy, or the ability to evaluate, apply, or create conceptual visual representation, is relatively independent of language, and is therefore invaluable to learning science and English simultaneously.

Vector diagrams (16.1), scientific diagrams (16.2), pictorial riddles (16.3), photographic analysis (16.4), movie analysis (16.5), and map development and analysis (21.1-21.7), are a few of the many activities that can be used to build visual literacy.

Closed Captioning – Most science videos are equipped with closed captioning.

Turn on the closed captioning so students can see what narrators and actors are saying (16.5.4).

Emphasize visual literacy - It is often said that math and music are universal languages –ones that can be read regardless of one’s primary language.

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