Literacy/ESL

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Review: Creating Enthusiastic Writers

Paula Bourque’s enthusiasm for experience her subject is undeniable. She is a K–8 literacy coach in Augusta, Maine, and has worked for 28 years in education. Her book Close...
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The Bane of Background Noise

Studies indicate that background noise hinders learning for all kids especially English language learners impact-on-ell_kn0153us01-2-1-1 According to a new study, toddlers who spend a lot of time in noisy environments may...
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Fable Learning’s enhanced e-books inspire reading

With a collection of award-winning e-books, Fable Learning’s digital content is specially designed to engage Pre-K–8 students in learning and discovery. Educators rely on Fable Learning for enhanced support...
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Measuring Expressionism

Jenny Williams uncovers the secret elements of expressive language using assessment Can a computerized assessment measure expressive language skills? This is an important question, since the ability to express ideas...

ABCmouse: Schools for Early & English Learners

Age of Learning, Inc. has launched ABCmouse for Schools, a scalable solution designed to help schools worldwide meet the needs of pre-K through second-grade students, building on the success...
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What’s the Secret?

Jennifer Helfand verses on the ‘musts’ of language learning Vocabulary and grammar. When I was a child, I thought that these were the only two things I needed in order...
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Is There A Fast Track to Bilingual Education?

Leanna Robinson speaks to Jorge García about the prospect of multilingual paraprofessionals filling the growing demand for bilingual educators The U.S. is facing a shortage of bilingual teachers to keep...
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Listen and Read to Achieve

Erwin Tschirner explains the rationale behind an important new study to determine proficiency-level expectations for advanced learners in listening and reading Last year, the American Council for the Teaching of...
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Multilingual Matters

Maria Maldonado reminds us why language education is still so important in this age of automated communication The Royal Academy of the Spanish Language which is one of the authorities...

Nevada Imposes Literacy by Third Grade

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed the Read by Three Act (SB 391) designed to improve early literacy and student achievement. The law includes early identification and parental notification...