Literacy and English language learning development can vary for students who learn at a different pace than others.
In an ideal world, each one of your students would greatly benefit from having their own personal teacher solely focused on helping them learn English. The reality is that’s not the case, especially when you’re tied up helping one group of students in class as another needs you. That’s where tech tools like the AV2 gaming device can be implemented as an aid to serve your ELL and ELD students with the opportunity to build their confidence while engaging in interactive learning.
The flash-enabled AV2 captures the attention of young language learners and creates a fun way they can improve upon their skills by utilizing game-style content. The same students in need of speech language therapy can also practice pronunciation, reading, and sounding out words in their vocabulary with 7 digitized card reader programs specially pre-installed for a limited time on the AV2. Being able to make vocal recordings of each word using the built-in microphone on the AV2 allows playback for review and to check their progress.
An early childhood curriculum can benefit from repetition and continuous practice of vocabulary for foreign language acquisition. Even with adult literacy groups there can be a vast disparity in skill sets between students that calls for differentiated instruction. With this type of instruction, grouped students can tackle Basic Vocabulary words that are commonly used such as mother, father, bread and cookie for pronunciation exercises. Words such as bed, apple, and car that are used in their everyday lives can be found in the Everyday Words card programs but since there is more to food than just an apple or bread, the Food cards offer up other specific food-related words like bananas, cake, carrots and more. For a more detailed approach on pronunciation and language learning, the 88-word Phonics card program focuses on initial and final consonants, vowels and includes teacher resource materials. Picture words act as a supplement to other vocabulary words students learn while the Readiness card program breaks down into different elements the distinction between colors, shapes, numbers and the alphabet. All of these vocabulary words are fundamental in a students’ learning and to err on the side of caution, teaching them Survival words with matching images like danger, stop, one way, poison, railroad crossing, and hospital can potentially play a critical role in their lives. Whether your students are using the AV2 to learn in groups with their fellow peers or independently, these card programs provide a creative way in which specialized learning can in turn make them feel special for all the right reasons.
The 7 free pre-installed card programs will be available on the AV2 until December 23, 2011.