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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 I focus on one aspect of the fiction-nonfiction debate here: self-selected pleasure reading of fiction...

Celebrate International Mother Language Day

Inclusive Education through and with Language - Language Matters Message from the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova: 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of International Mother Language Day – this is also a turning point year for...

Principals Still to Integrate Common Core for ELLs

According to a survey of more than a thousand elementary and middle school principals, over 70% have not taken action to integrate the Common Core into expanded learning opportunities, special education programs, or English-language...
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Making Words Dance

Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley explain why we need to read and write more poetry in (and outside of) the classroom I tried to do the same thing for her when I was twelve. I hadn’t...

Making Dreams Come True

A Dream Deferred… See April 2009 Editorial for more on the DREAM Act Each year, thousands of promising students go to school eager to achieve their dreams of success, only to realize at some point along...
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March 2011

The Communication Revolution As dictators topple across North Africa into the Middle East, and new uprisings coalesce on almost a daily basis, one of the most striking aspects of this new revolutionary wave is the...

Keep Your Brain Young

Read, Be Bilingual, Drink Coffee Stephen Krashen says there are three things you can do to stay young mentally and you can do all three at the same time Read Older people who read more do better...
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Lure of the Sur

Kristal Bivona finds there’s no time like the present to immerse oneself in Latin America There’s never been a better time to study Spanish or Portuguese. Hispanic America and Brazil are projected to have bright...
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November 2013

Infants, Words, and Income Bjorn Carey reports on research showing that two-year-old children of lower-income families may already be six months behind in language development Taking Europe to Task Miriam Plieninger explains how the Common...
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Canadians Love Bilingualism

According to a national survey, the vast majority of Canadians support bilingualism and the objectives of the nation’s Official Languages Act (OLA). Nearly 90% of Canadians support the law, which affords English and French...