Before and After, First and Last

Discussion in 'Early Childhood Education Archives' started by kcbutterfly, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. kcbutterfly

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    Sep 30, 2006

    I'm a new Kindergarten teacher, and many of my students are having a difficult time with the concepts of before and after, first and last. Any ideas for teaching these concepts especially for ELL students?
     
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  3. Margo

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    I teach ELL kids in a highly Hispanic school. Positional words are difficult for them to understand. The best way I have found is to physically place the student in a line using the positional words that I am trying to teach. Especially with the ELL kids, they will get it eventually. The ELL kids observe a lot but may not verbalize just yet. Then all of a sudden..... they get it!!!!
     

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