Ill. teacher uses visual cues to support language learning

11/25/2012 | News-Gazette (Champaign-Urbana, Ill.), The

When it's time for her bilingual students to speak English, Jacqueline Hoke puts on her "magic scarf." On her classroom's "word wall," she posts Spanish words in red and English words in blue. Hoke said she believes the visual contrasts help students at her Rantoul, Ill., elementary school separate the two languages in their minds. Hoke's district has hired 13 people in the past two years to work with bilingual students.

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