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Background Knowledge and Where to Get It

Stephen Krashen argues that those who read more know more Wexler (2023) has pointed out that a reader’s background knowledge is a significant predictor...
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February 2014

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Teaching Across the Board
Margarita Calderón explains why developing a whole-school approach to English learners’ academic achievement is key to Common Core implementation

Learning by Extension
Jonathan Harper explains how to build a community-based teacher-training program online

Venerable Vulnerability
Loic Bourdeau on the Modern Language Association’s 129th annual convention

Fighting for Freedom
Natasha E. Feghali believes that student autonomy requires strong leadership

Cutting to the Common Core: Changing the Playing Field
In the first installment of a two-part article, Jeff Zwiers, Susan O’Hara, and Robert Pritchard present essential shifts for teaching Common Core Standards to academic English learners

Advantages of U.S. Prep School Homestay
Staying with a family is a popular option

Global Grade School
Not only do the increasing number of international students attending secondary schools benefit from the experience, so do their local peers

Celebrate Spain’s Cultural Diversity
There’s never been a better time to take that much-anticipated study trip to Spain

Last Writes Richard Lederer says ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’

Acting UP

No Sabo

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