Using technology to Assist LL
JingMin Zhu. Indalecio
• The purple of this project is to assist our
language learner students to become a better
English speaker by providing technologies
guidelines, websites, strategies and other useful
• This project will divide into five developmental
stages and they are phonemic awareness,
phonics, vocabulary, comprehension and
• In each stages will include three components
and they are question, strategies and website.
What Is Phonemic Awareness?
• Phonemic Awareness is knowing that
words are made up of individual sounds;
can be taught without print. Phonemic
awareness is a critical goal for
kindergarten and 1st grade teachers in the
CNMI. (phoneme-smallest unit of sound)
Why Phonemic is Important?
• Research prove that phonemic awareness
is a strong predictor of reading success.
• Phonemic awareness is the foundation for
understanding the sound-symbol
relationships of English, which is taught
through phonics lessons.
What is phonics?
• Phonics is when a reader learns to use
letter/sound relationships to form words and is
able to recognize words when he sees them.
• Phonics instruction is when the instructor helps
the beginning reader see the relationship
between sounds of spoken language and letters
of written language. Understanding these
relationships gives the child a tool that he can
use to recognize familiar words and figure out
words he hasn't seen before.
Why Vocabulary is important?
• Vocabulary is critical to reading success for three reasons:
• Comprehension improves when you know what the words
mean. Since comprehension is the ultimate goal of
reading, you cannot overestimate the importance of
• Words are the currency of communication. A robust
vocabulary improves all areas of communication —
listening, speaking, reading and writing.
• How many times have you asked your students or your
own children to “use your wordsquot;? When children and
adolescents improve their vocabulary, their academic and
social confidence and competence improve, too.
How to learn Vocabulary?
• Direct Instruction
• Wide reading
• Words In Context
• Word Study
• Word Consciousness
What are the Web sites?
Why comprehension is important?
• Comprehension is the reason for reading. If readers can read the words but do not
understand what they are reading, they are not really reading.
• As they read, good readers are both purposeful and active.
• Good readers are purposeful. Good readers have a purpose for reading. They
may read to find out how to use a food processor, read a guidebook to gather
information about national parks, read a textbook to satisfy the requirements of a
course, read a magazine for entertainment, or read a classic novel to experience the
pleasures of great literature.
• Good readers are active. Good readers think actively as they read. To make sense
of what they read, good readers engage in a complicated process. Using their
experiences and knowledge of the world, their knowledge of vocabulary and
language structure, and their knowledge of reading strategies (or plans), good
readers make sense of the text and know how to get the most out of it. They know
when they have problems with understanding and how to resolve these problems as
• Research over 30 years has shown that instruction in comprehension can help
students understand what they read, remember what they read, and communicate
with others about what they read.
How to build reading
• Monitoring comprehension
• Graphic and semantic organizers
• Answering questions
• Generating questions
• Recognizing story structure
What Are The Websites?
What Is Reading Fluency?
• Fluency is the ability to read text
accurately and quickly. Fluency
bridges word decoding and
comprehension. Comprehension is
understanding what has been read.
Fluency is a set of skills that allows
readers to rapidly decode text while
maintaining high comprehension.
How to Improve Reading
• 5 Surefire Strategies for Developing
• 1. Model Fluent Reading
• 2. Do Repeated Readings In Class
• 3. Promote Phrased Reading In Class
• 4. Enlist Tutors to Help Out
• 5. Try A Reader's Theater In Class
• 5. Try A Reader's Theater In Class
What Arte The Websites?