Literacy/ESL

Fluency Matters to Readers

Fluency Matters offers a wide range of compelling leveled readers specifically designed to facilitate language acquisition with novice to intermediate level students. All readers are strategically written with a manageable number of unique words,...

Bilingualism Benefits Low-income Children

In a study published in Psychological Science, the journal of the Association for Psychological Science, Pascale Engel de Abreu of the University of Luxembourg and her colleagues examine the effects of bilingualism on the...

Effective English Language Teachers

Patricia Hanson shares practical tips for classroom success I recently observed a colleague teaching ratios in a middle school math class with several English learners (ELs). He naturally weaved in a conversation teaching the meaning...
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“Fortune” -A New Drama Series for English Language Learners

Two filmmakers from New Zealand have recently completed a new drama for worldwide English Language Learners (ELL’s) that aims to both entertain...

Year-Round Reading

Michael Haggen explains how summer reading is an integral and achievable part of every district’s comprehensive literacy plan With the end of another school year nearing, we must remember to keep the imperative message of...

Black Dialects a Barrier to Justice

Write caption… Independence Hall, originally known as Pennsylvania State House is where the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were signed, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,...

Nationwide Disparities in Support for Young ELLs

According to a new report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), the support offered to young children who speak languages other than English...

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...

Introduction to Teaching Adult ELLs

Published by Cambridge University Press, Teaching Adult English Language Learners is a fully revised and updated edition of Betsy Parrish’s definitive textbook...

Help Your Students Slide Up, Not Down, Over the Summer

During the summer months, young children lose literacy gains made during the school year, a phenomenon known as “summer slide.” The most important thing...