Literacy/ESL

Taking Teaching to New Heights

Denise Murray examines the future of the TESOL profession in preparation for next month’s international summitWhat are the megatrends (political, economic, social, intercultural, legal, and digital) that are impacting English and English language education?...

Taking the Holistic Approach

Margarita Calderón and Shawn Slakk believe that the whole school is responsible for the success of English learnersEnglish learners (ELs) are no longer solely the responsibility of the ESL teacher. The entire school’s staff...

Senate Votes Against Civil Rights of American Students

Despite a passionate appeal by Senator Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senate has voted in favor of rolling back critical regulations of the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) by a narrow margin of 50 to...
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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 to inspire reading and meet...
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The Bane of Background Noise

Studies indicate that background noise hinders learning for all kids especially English language learnersimpact-on-ell_kn0153us01-2-1-1According to a new study, toddlers who spend a lot of time in noisy environments may have a harder time learning...
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Measuring Expressionism

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

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...