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The Power of Sports Fiction (and the Importance of Being Impeccable)

Fiction can take what seem to be ordinary situations and show us how important they can be. This one definitely changed my life for the better. The novel was a baseball story, one of...

Using Comics to Teach

Over the past two centuries, as the world has benefited from globalization, the US has evolved as a monolingual country. I am currently in my fourteenth year of teaching French, and...

Reading Resources

World of ReadingFor over 30 years, World of Reading has offered hundreds of readers in a variety of languages—from Albanian to Vietnamese—from publishers worldwide. They have readers for preschool- and elementary school–aged children, middle...

The Endangered Language Alliance

In the realm of K–12 pedagogy, “ELA” stands for English language arts. In New York City, another ELA is worthy of recognition.The Endangered Language Alliance, a nonprofit founded in 2010 by Daniel Kaufman, Juliette...

Collaborative Planning: Never Having to Go It Alone

This experience gave me the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues I don’t usually get the opportunity to work with, and we were able to support and help each...

The Importance of a Research-Based SEL Curriculum

Social and emotional learning (SEL) can deepen education. In order for students to be academically, socially, and behaviorally successful in school and beyond, they need to develop skills in the five core social and...

Unifying Language Acquisition with Literacy Instruction for Language-Minority Students

Lexia Learning, a company specializing in structured literacy, recently convened a roundtable on a subject that has been given considerable attention in Language Magazine over recent years, “Unifying...

L’Embrace

With the celebration of la fête nationale, or Bastille Day, as it is generally referred to in English, on July 14th, in many towns and cities in the US like Piermont, NY, we may...

The Power of Cultural and Linguistic Connections

For Haitian Heritage Month this year, my heart swells with pride and joy that my American-born son will be participating in the Haitian Day Parade. His father and I registered him for the Mattahunt/Toussaint...

The Science of the Bilingual Reading Brain

“We are plural. The I is an illusion: bilinguals know this, they are hybrid like the words...
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