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MinneTESOL Journal | Learning My Lesson: Insights on Teaching from a Struggling Language Learner. An adult ESL teacher recounts her frustrating experience of returning to the language classroom in the role of a beginning level learner and outlines four teaching practices that can support struggling adult language learners. Dear students, I told you many, many times that I understood how difficult it was to learn a new language that was completely different from your first language. I told you that I understood what you were going through and how much you were struggling.

I told you that I empathized with your frustration at learning a new alphabet and language system, and that I knew where you were coming from when you teared up during class or called yourself stupid or slow. And I meant every word. Sincerely, Teacher Andrea (From my personal blog post, “An Open Apology to All My Former Learners” written on November 16, 2013) I always joked that the fact that I was a poor language learner was what made me a strong teacher.

Pencil and I would have to take breaks and shake them out. Yahoo - login. 20 Ways To Help Your Child Learn Their Sight Words | Creating A Learning Environment. Welcome to my second blog in the series “Literacy in the Primary Classroom”. In this blog I focus on how educators and parents can use games in their home and classroom to help children learn sight words successfully. When children begin Primary School they are usually given a list of sight words to learn each week. Sight words are the frequently used words that come up in beginner reading books. Children need to learn these words by sight as it is very difficult to use sound knowledge to work out these words. In order to be a successful reader in the early years of Primary School, children need to have a good recollection of high frequency sight words.

Teachers use sight words in all literacy activities in the classroom. Below is a list of 20 sight word games that can be played at home and at school. 1. Cut up cardboard or paper into rectangles and write each sight word on two of them. 2. Cut paper or cardboard into rectangles and draw a line across the halfway mark. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The Magic E Song. Nessy - Magic e. Classroom Strategies.