Need help with tutoring a first grader with little English

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Upsadaisy, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Upsadaisy

    Upsadaisy Moderator

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    Nov 18, 2017

    I tutor a young girl and today her mother asked me to work with her younger brother who doesn't speak much English. They speak Chinese in the home. I speak no Chinese. Where should I start? Sight words and basic phonics?
     
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  3. viola_x_wittrockiana

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    Yup, but also simple syntax. The old-school repetitive readers are best. Foreign language phonetic substitution and syntax errors were what I saw most as an ESL scorer. I've seen, "tichr rid e buk." way too many times.
     

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