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Literacy/ESL

Celebrating National Library Week 2019

We are halfway through this year’s National Library week, and celebrations continue to take place in and about libraries across the country. National Library Week is an...

Moving to Shift Pedagogic Mountains

Reyes Quezada and Cristina Alfaro stress the importance of developing culturally and linguistically proficient biliteracy teachers for the new generation of ELLs In order to effectively roll out the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to...

Teachers ‘Optimistic’ about English Learner Success

A new McGraw-Hill Education survey shows that while social and emotional learning challenges still present hurdles for English Learners (ELs), the state...

Testing in Place

In 2017, California Assembly Bill (AB) 705, by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, was drafted to eliminate placement bias and grant greater access for...

Why UDL Matters for English Language Learners

Katie Novak explains why the implementation of universal design for learning (UDL) is best practice to increase engagement in all students In 1922, my grandmother moved from Trois-Rivières, a city in Quebec, Canada, at the...

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...

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...

California Receives $37.5 Million Literacy Grant

In November, the California Department of Education (CDE) was awarded a $37.5 million federal Comprehensive Literacy State Development grant which will allow...
Casual baby watching a mobile phone

Study Links Toddler’s Screen Time to Slower Speech Development

In recent years, young children and toddlers have been increasingly exposed to handheld devices. It’s become commonplace to see babies playing games on tablets, smartphones, and other technological devices, rather than with wooden blocks...

Filling the Achievement Gap through Multigenerational Learning

There is a crack in our nation’s foundation. Although it is historically referred to as the achievement gap, today we more accurately...
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