Sounds Like a Plan

Imagine trying to distinguish between the sounds in a word when you’ve never heard some of the sounds before! English learners run into this difficulty while also working to master new content. That’s why this week’s FREE tool is a nifty chart listing the English sounds that students won’t have learned in their first language. Who knew that Spanish doesn’t use /z/ and Chinese doesn’t use /g/? The tool comes from “English Language Learners: Differentiating Between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities,” a CEC bestseller brimming with useful information on how to teach ELs in culturally responsive ways that recognize the challenges of learning in a new language. CEC’s Tool of the Week is a free resource designed to support you in your special education practice. Subscribe and it’ll be automatically delivered to your inbox!  Get your Tool of the Week.

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