Question 1: Explain why it might be difficult for English Language Learners to understand someone using idiomatic expressions? Provide 3 examples of idiomatic expressions that might confuse an English Language Learner and explain why these expressions might confuse them. (ex. Come clean: Tell the truth. This might be interpreted as “come and clean the room”)
Question 2: Explain why it is critical to provide academic vocabulary instruction in context versus in isolation. Provide one to three examples from your specific content area and explain how you currently teach these words.