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Preproduction and early production strategies for academic language success

Describe the preproduction and early production strategies that teachers can use to ensure academic language is accessible? How might a teacher extend Structured English Immersion (SEI) methods, such as Total Physical Response (TPR), storytelling, contextual clues, and narrative approaches, for beginning English Language Development (ELD)?

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One strategy that a teacher can use in preproduction is to assign the English Language Learner (ELL) student with a classroom pier buddy. The buddy can assist the student and be a model for him or her to learn from and listen to. This greatly helps the ELL student become acclimated because he/she will not feel alone and isolated from the other students due to the language barrier. As well, through non-verbal communication, the two can learn from each other and have fun in the process. Another good strategy is to provide as many listening activities as possible, such as small ...