Literacy/ESL

Adult Literacy XPRIZE Down to Five Finalists

XPRIZE—the global leader in designing and operating world-changing incentive competitions—and its sponsors, have awarded $100K to each of the five finalist teams in the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE, presented by the Dollar...

Reading for Number One

Bruce B. Brown examines how independent reading can transform the oute to English language acquisitionWhether in the elementary grades or adults in higher education, for English language learners (ELLs), reading is the most important...

Reading Illustrated Story Books ‘Just Right’

A new study, “Goldilocks Effect? Illustrated Story Format Seems ‘Just Right’ and Animation ‘Too Hot’ for Integration of Functional Brain Networks in Preschool-Age Children,”...

Literacy as a 21st- Century Survival Skill

Brooke Foged and Jenny Hammock share their insights into fighting generational illiteracy with the engaging power of technology In today’s world, reading is an...

Stamina in Silent Reading

Elfrieda H. Hiebert offers literacy adviceIn all likelihood, you are reading these words silently. Silent reading is the mode in which adults typically read. In the primary grades especially, and sometimes even beyond in...

States’ Commitment to English Learners Examined

Two reports have been submitted to the U.S. Department of Education which examine the extent to which states' education plans are in step with...

Writing By Example

Isabel Haller-Gryc recommends using mentor texts to scaffold writing for English learnersWriting is a struggle for many people, but it is especially difficult for English language learners (ELLs). ELLs face many challenges when writing,...

Access to Books Improves Learning

Yet another study has shown that increasing access to books improves student outcomes “Reaching Families Where They Are: Examining an Innovative Book Distribution Program,” published in Urban Education, examines a community-wide effort to promote greater...

Good Readers Read More

A new study of more than 11,000 7-year-old twins...

Bilinguals Single Out Second Language While Reading

Reading and speaking in a second language can be difficult, especially when the second language was learned later in life. However, a new study...