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Visual cues are helpful in the classroom as seen in the video, where students know the sequence or order in which things are being done or process. It can support langauge development by helping students verbalize feeling according to the visual cues. Ms. Hawkings presents visually allowing students to use happy/angry face pictures during storytime to tell what the characters are feeling in the story.
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Visual Cues Transcript
Interviewee: When we come in, I'll do a little story and then we'll have lunch and then what?
Female Voice 1: Beds.
Interviewee: Beds, and then what? Another circle?
I'm gonna put this by the door.
We have a lot of visual cues in the classroom. We use sign language.
Buenos dias. Como estas? Muy bien y gracias. Muy bien y gracias. Y usted?
We have a daily schedule of pictures that shows first there's lunch, then we go take a nap and kids kind of have a cue to look at, “Oh.”
Male Voice 1: We're doin' this right now. Afterwards, we're gonna do that.
Interviewee: They don't have to just remember or understand it through speaking. I use visuals a lot with stories.
He's excited. Hold up your excited one. He's really excited. He's gonna get that goldfish.
Female Voice 2: Yeah.
Male Voice 2: Me, too.
Interviewee: Do you think that's a good idea? What do you think mommy feels like?
Male Voice 3: Angry.
Interviewee: She's got her hands on her hips. Show me angry. Okay. Let's see what happens. David's mom always—
If a kid isn't an English speaker or they're not verbal, I find visual cues in the classroom really useful.
Luis like happy.
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