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A great little Literacy Starter for any subject
Want easy differentiated resources for EAL learners?
AfL with a difference
A great website with a free IOS app to accompany it. Sign up for free and create your own word lists to be used in interactive games to help improve literacy skills. A great little feature is that it makes suggestions for the definition and example sentences for each of the words. I've used it with some technical accounting words so far and only had to edit one of the suggestions myself! Students can log in and play on your word lists from the app or website on their mobile devices too!
Another website that has an App to accompany it. An easy to use tool that allows you to translate into many different languages that may allow you to create some very easy resources for our EAL learners. Ok it doesn't have Somalian but covers most of the other languages that are used in school. You can either copy and paste your text in to the box for an instant translation or use it in the classroom to actually hold conversations with the student. It is possible to speak to the student and use it to translate the keywords you can see they are unable to understand in your conversation. BEWARE some of the translations are not totally perfect but it is good enough to help the general understanding between staff and student.