Implications for ESOL literacy learners
With regard to reading, you have looked at the kinds of difficulties ESOL literacy learners may have due to their lack of experience with literacy and therefore their ability to use clues literate learners draw on when faced with a text – semantic, syntactic, phonic and graphic clues.
Based on this, now spend a few minutes thinking about how you would approach teaching reading to your learner(s). What strategies would help? For example, think about:
- classroom activities
- use of phonics
When you have finished, compare your ideas with our suggestions below.