Literacy/ESL

English on the Upswing Among Latinos

According to a new report out by the Pew Research Center, English proficiency has hit all-time highs among Latinos, while Spanish is spoken less and less in Latino homes. The report, “English Proficiency on...

New Report on Urban ELLs

The English Language Learners (ELLs) attending schools in the member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools account for nearly one-quarter of all ELLs in the nation. Specifically, in 2007-08, Council-member districts enrolled...
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Florida’s ESSA Plan ‘Impedes Progress of ELLs’

The Florida Department of Education’s implementation plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been roundly criticized as it relates to English learner students and Latino students by experts from UnidosUS (formerly National...

Drawing on Ideas for Language Learners

Mark Oronzio suggests concept-mapping strategies for language learners For more than 40 years, education researchers have advocated the use of concept mapping as an effective...

Comparing Child Languages

Clifton Pye suggests a comprehensive approach to crosslinguistic research At the dawn of the modern linguistic era, Noam Chomsky stated that the central problem for linguistic theory “is essentially the problem of constructing a theory of language...

Talk, Read, Talk, Write

Nancy Motley suggests a routine for literacy in all content areas Teachers often feel immense pressure to cover too much material in too little time. They work tirelessly to ensure that their students are adequately...
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Dual Language Italian Style

Ross Nelhams explores the benefits and challenges of teaching a class of Italian first graders in English, and asks what we can learn from them In countries as varied as Canada, Brazil and Spain, the...
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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...

Good Readers Read More

A new study of more than 11,000 7-year-old twins...
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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 is one of the major...