Literary Devices refers to the typical structures used by writers in their works to convey his or her messages in a simple manner to the readers. When employed properly, the different literary devices help readers to appreciate, interpret and analyze a literary work. Below is a list of literary devices with detailed definition and examples.
English language learners’ experience with technology can vary greatly from one student to the next. Some kids may have never used a computer. Others may be doing all of the troubleshooting! This resource section provides ideas for using technology with ELLs, activities for using multimedia tools, and bilingual tips for managing media at school and at home.
Recommended Resource from Understood.org
For more great ideas, take a look at the bilingual resources on Assistive Technology from Understood.org, a free website focused on learning and attention issues.
Below are helpful suggestions from the article referenced below for communicating more effectively with non-native English speakers.
1. Speak slowly, not loudly.
2. Use hand gestures.
3. Don’t use idioms!
4. Feel free to use incorrect English when appropriate.
5. Find different ways to say something.
6. Pronounce letters and phonemes clearly.
In the article below and others that follow it, Developmental Psychologist Dr. Marilyn Price-Mitchell offers tools on how to help children develop the following life skills: curiosity, sociability, resilience, self-awareness, integrity, resourcefulness, creativity, and empathy. Since these skills are needed for a lifetime, I think this information may be helpful to adults as well.