Comments shared by Maddy, L-level Tutor at Aguilar:
[This] Webinar - on teaching ELL sudents who are not literate in any language. - was extremely interesting One very strong theme was the importance of real materials: things people recognize and understand (line drawings, she said, are not necessarily comprehensible to these students.) She also emphasized - a lesson I am just learning - that repetition is not boring, but necessary for these learners, whose brains are, in many ways, not yet programmed to receive instruction in sounds, letters, writing, words. One of the materials mentioned "Making It Real," by the Tacoma Community House Training Program. It's downloadable for free, and really packed with ideas for lessons.
Download the PowerPoint slides from the attachment below.