Literacy/ESL

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Reach Out and Read (Aloud)

Stephen Krashen with an inexpensive, simple approach to closing the equity gap in literacy “Doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals incorporate Reach Out and Read’s evidence-based model into regular pediatric checkups, by advising parents...

Focus on Student-Centered Learning

In Future-Focused Learning: Ten Essential Shifts of Everyday Practice, published by Solution Tree, author Lee Watanabe-Crockett details how educators can shift instruction to focus on student-centered learning competencies to support critical thinking and digital...
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Blending to Test

Julie Damron and Jennifer Quinlan assess student outcomes in the blended classroom Located in Provo, Utah, Brigham Young University (BYU) is a private institution with one of the nation’s largest language teaching programs—70% of students...
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Mainstreaming ESL

Common Core State Standards are putting more pressure on all teachers to help English learners achieve literacy proficiency, so here are resources designed to lighten the load Blake eLearning Reading Eggs & Reading Eggspress Grades Pre-K-6 Reading Eggs...

New Tablet-Based Interactive ELL Test

This fall, Pearson is launching TELL (Test of English Language Learning), a tablet-based assessment developed to help schools assess progress of English Language Learners (ELLs). TELL will employ one of the most tried and...

What Does Good Blended Learning Look Like?

Stephen Noonoo shares best practices for blended learning programs that work During the past few years, blended learning has been hailed by schools worldwide as everything from the future of education to the conduit that...

Study Reveals Misconceptions about English Learners

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students who began kindergarten as English learners (ELs), on average, progressed to eighth grade with academic achievement similar to or better than their peers who began kindergarten proficient in English,...
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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...

Taking the Fear Out of Dyslexia

It has only been in the last decade or so that dyslexia has been recognized as a legitimate issue. In the past, dyslexia has been ignored, discounted, or morphed to fit under existing learning disabilities. With further...
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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 up with the growing bilingual...
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