Students who have had little exposure to the school's language can benefit from having books in their Primary Language in their classroom. Research shows reading skills can transfer from a student's Primary Language to their second language, especially when these languages have similar conventions such as spelling and punctuation. Providing students books in their Primary Language also helps them continue to develop reading skills that are not specific to each language, such as Verbal Reasoning and Narrative Skills, and can help with Motivation to read.
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Learn about the International Digital Children's Library, a website that provides free digital books in more than 50 different languages. Users can search for books by the language, the age level of the reader, and types of characters.
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