Strategy 3

Intentional Message

Engaging children with new concepts in both their home language and English

Language modeling is among the most effective teaching strategies educators can use. Engaging children with new concepts in both their home language and English provides a foundation to build new learning on what children already know. The intentional message whether written or stated, focuses children’s attention and reinforces the targeted vocabulary and concepts in both English and home language.

Intentional Messages for Toddlers

Intentional Message for Preschoolers

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