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Recognizing Language Disorders in Multilingual Children

Communication is a human right, in any and all languages. Children of all backgrounds start communicating from birth, though this communication looks and sounds...

Background Knowledge and Where to Get It

Stephen Krashen argues that those who read more know more Wexler (2023) has pointed out that a reader’s background knowledge is a significant predictor...

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Designing Learning Ecologies

How did you spend much of 2020? Hours...

Creating a Community of Readers

Ruben Alejandro, superintendent of an economically challenged district,...

De Facto Bilingual Education

It has been hypothesized that successful bilingual...

Study Shows Brain’s Innate Capacity for Reading

The human brain is predisposed to visualizing words, even before individuals acquire literacy, according to a team of...

The Case for Acquired Phonics

Researchers in second language acquisition have hypothesized that there are two very different ways of gaining knowledge of language: acquisition and learning. Learning results...

Telling Our Own Tales

“When we use story to help students tell their own narratives, literacy roadblocks and anxieties dissolve for even the most hesitant of learners and...

2030 NAEP Writing Assessment Recommendations

To support multilingual learners of English (MLEs),...

A Revised Composing Process

Remember during a test when you were staring at the ceiling in elementary school, and the teacher asked you if the answer was on...

Fostering Language and Literacy Development

Literacy is essential for success in school and in life beyond school. The ability to read and write well provides individuals with untold opportunities...

Literacy Education in 2023

If you were tasked to pick one word to guide your work as a literacy changemaker in the new year, what would it be?...

Centering on the Story: Putting Students First

As an educator and advocate, I’m continuously looking and listening for opportunities to welcome new voices and experiences as part of what I refer...

Declaring Literacy as a Fundamental and Global Civil Right

For decades, educators and parents have been fighting illiteracy. Research indicates that 95% of children can learn how to read with evidence-based instruction. However,...

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