Children demonstrate competency in home language while acquiring beginning proficiency in English.
English Language Learners
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Use books in English that have repetition and are predictable.
Provide an environment of acceptance that supports and respects the home language by bringing the home language to settings.
Demonstrate varying competency in learning English depending on age, onset, and amount of language exposure. Uses appropriate forms of communication for a variety of purposes in home language; vocabulary continues to increase.
Use home language alongside English in activities (counting to 10, talking about the weather, reciting the alphabet, naming colors).
Provide opportunities for child to acquire competency in home language and English.