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Reading with Children

By Janet Castrejón, MA

When reading a book in a foreign language to a child, you want to use strategies to build vocabulary and improve comprehension. These strategies will be particularly important if the language is the child's second language. (Note: Some of these are the same strategies that you use with beginning readers.)

Before reading

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