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Why can't nursery rhymes be used as supplemental material for an ELL reading class?

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Why can't nursery rhymes be used as supplemental material for an ELL reading class?

Nursery Rhymes:

Nursery rhymes are traditional poems for children. Many nursery rhymes, also called 'Mother Goose' rhymes, were written from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

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English language learners commonly have little prior knowledge of the information and vocabulary that is included in nursery rhymes. This is because...

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