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Analysis: Language Acquisition Methods
Running head: LANGUAGE ACQUISITION METHODS

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION METHODS Dana Sutton Grand Canyon University ESL 434 February 10, 2013

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION METHODS

| Compare | Contrast | Reading Comprehension | The level of understanding | The interaction between the words that are written and how they trigger knowledge outside the text/message | Figurative Language Instruction | Enhance understanding and intended meaning | Words, and groups of words, that exaggerate or alter the usual meanings of the component words | | | |

Language Acquisition Methods for English Language Learners that are involved in this summary are Figurative Language Instruction and Reading Comprehension. There will be a
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During the lesson the instructor was teaching on weather, it started raining really bad outside so she used figurative language to explain what it was doing outside as raining cats and dogs. The teacher had to explain to the ELL student what raining cats and dogs meant. This is where she told her ELL student that it is not actually raining cats and dogs that this meant it was raining really hard. Then the instructor went into how when it is winter the precipitation is snow or ice since it is so cold outside. Therefore a figurative language that would be used is that it is slicker than a banana peel. The instructor would go into what this figurative language means to the ELL student. Slicker than a banana peel is an expression on how slick it is outside. This is saying that the roads are very slick when you drive on

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