Answer: Working in small groups, the students translate key texts from English textbooks in English into their native languages. They then discuss how they did it and what they learned about comprehension in English from their translations.
Comment: Interesting! Why didn’t I think of that? RayS.
Title: “Celebrating Teachers: Finding Spaces to Teach Diversity and Differences.” IRA President, Victoria J. Risko. “Students’ First Languages As a Space for Enhancing Reading Comprehension [in English].” Robert Jiminez, Lisa Pray and VJ Risko. Reading Today (February/March 2012), 2.