Literacy/ESL

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 of ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy,...
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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 Writing: Developing Purposeful Writers in...
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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 educatorsThe U.S. is facing a shortage of bilingual teachers to keep up with the growing bilingual...
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What’s the Secret?

Jennifer Helfand verses on the ‘musts’ of language learningVocabulary and grammar. When I was a child, I thought that these were the only two things I needed in order to learn another language. I...
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Stressing Classy Communication

Margo Gottlieb and Gisela Ernst-Slavit know that academic language is important for all students and essential for English language learnersIn a midsized school, a veteran second-grade teacher is working diligently with her students on...
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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...
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Use Data Effectively to Drive Instruction

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states and districts to provide all students, including English learners (ELs), equal access to educational opportunities. In order to fulfill the law’s requirements beginning in the 2017–2108 school...
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Everyone’s Story Matters

As a parent and veteran teacher, Katie Egan Cunningham presents a heartfelt case for returning stories to a place of primacy in today’s classroom. As a literacy consultant ,she backs her argument with logic...
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TESOL & ASU Partner to Offer Core Certificate

TESOL International Association has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to offer its TESOL Core Certificate Program (TCCP) beginning in January 2017. The...
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Curing Initiative Fatigue

Teachers who are bombarded with short-lived projects and underused technology are in danger of losing their enthusiasm for new initiatives—Stacy Hurst and Laura Axtell explain how to kick off the new school year with...