English Equivalent (EE) Posters

2nd Grade Example 

5th Grade Example 

Tip: English Equivalent (EE) Posters

How do i do it?
English Learners may already know the concept you are trying to teach but just need the language to identify and talk about it.  In other words, they need the English equivalent for the concept and associated vocabulary.  For example, your 2nd grader may know what a fraction is, how to add fractions, and how to talk about them - but in Chinese only.  For concepts with content specific vocabulary, like fractions, make a poster, introduce it, and post it as a reference tool.  EE Posters have 3 parts: 1) a visual definition of the key concept (in bold); 2) a visual definition for any necessary related content vocabulary (in bold); 3) a visual example of the concept.  (See examples to the right.)

Common Core ELA Reading Standard 4
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen


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