I thought I would post this in case anyone else said "huh?" when they
saw "SDAIE images".
Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE), "also
called sheltered instruction, uses language-sensitive strategies,
contextual support, and a focus on academic thinking to make
instruction in English more comprehensible."
As far as symbols? Ditto to what Marvin Bartel said. I can not provide
you with symbols for all of your students (26 language groups). I
would probably show symbols from one culture (Akan, for instance) -
then have students create their own personal symbols (an document what
they mean to them).
I do have some sources for symbols on my site:
I liked doing animal symbolism with 6th grade (students came up with
their own meanings of animals they chose -since many animals had
positive meanings in one culture - but may have a negative meaning in
Sorry I ignored the post when it was first posted. Marvin covered very
well (actually much better - smile) what was on my mind.