By using vocabulary frames like the Frayer model, emerging bilingual students are given the opportunity to learn new vocabulary in context with the support of the home language and visual aids.


When teaching young students, teachers can give a short example of how the technique might look in a classroom. This can include images, as necessary, to support  clear but concise examples.

Further Reading:

The Teacher Toolkit – Frayer Model

CUNY NYSIEB – Translanguaging in Curriculum and Instruction (2014)

Created by Maria Cioe-Pena
Reviewed by Louis Olander

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