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Beginning Reading

Stephen Krashen examines the (huge) role of stories and the (limited) role of phonics The goal of beginning reading instruction is to help students develop a pleasure-reading habit. This is a practical goal; it leads to...

Netflix Produces Two Original Spanish-Language Series

Last summer, Netflix announced the production of its first Spanish-Language original series, Club de Cuervos. The series centers on a family feud among heirs of a soccer club. It was directed by Mexican producer, Gaz...
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November 2015

Fact or FICTION: The PLOT thickens Stephen Krashen argues that self-selected pleasure reading of fiction is key to complex text comprehension for first- and second-language learners Skills for a Multilingual, Global Learning Community Edynn Sato...

Decoding Versus Cognitive Ability

Terrie L. Noland believes we need to understand the automaticity of executing lower-level reading processes in order to master higher-level comprehension Automaticity is necessary in everything we do to enable us to move to higher-order thinking skills and perform tasks...

February 2007

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Science Education for All Eugene E. García and Patricia Baquedano-López present an approach to equity and access in science education Chinese 101 Jane...

August 2006

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Will the Web Fulfill Its Educational Promise? Steven Donahue ponders the future of the convergence of technology upon the educational system and...

Teaching in the Atolls with no Virus Count

Welcome to CMI.  Our in-class classes never stopped. Things are the same. We waited and waited, then the virus never came. Walking around here, living life, nothing is different from before. I live in what usually...
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Helping Students Find Their Voices

Adrienne Almeida examines the unique challenges that ELL students face and the impact these challenges have on their social-emotional and academic health   Imagine being a student whose family has recently immigrated to the U.S. Your...

Revolutionize Reading Instruction!

David Boulton suggests a solution for low literacy rates in America     Plain Text Below The number one cause of low literacy in America is the archaic mental models that constrain the ways we conceive of, design,...

Crafting Motivational Narratives

Language teachers have an attitude problem, but not in the usual sense. If anything, we may care about our work too much. We love language, and we dream of passing this love on to...
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