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Non-Native English Speakers with Vocabulary Problems


Area of Concern: Vocabulary
Submitted by: Teacher
Grade Level: ESL
Competency: Below Level
ESL students with Navajo influence. They have very limited vocabulary, poor comprehension and reading strategies and can't seem to apply skills learned from previous lessons.


Thank you for contacting us. Merit Software has helped many ESL students improve their language skills.

For your students I recommend Reading Shape Up Series and Vocabulary Stretch.

Reading Shape Up Series (contains sets 1 and 2) helps students master specific reading skills: vocabulary, sequence, main idea, fact-opinion, factual recall, and inference.

Vocabulary Stretch helps students build vocabulary, recognize words in different contexts, and understand where many English words come from.

Good luck!


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