Literacy/ESL

Stop Overlooking English Learners

Deborah J. Short outlines a plan to invest and engage in English Learner education In the past six months, we have heard the cry “DEFUND”...

From Silence to Conversation: Breaking Down the Wall One Essential Shift...

Dan: What is one of the most common barriers to facilitating the shift from silence to oracy for multilingual learners, and how can we...

Making a Game Plan Work

Nowadays, anyone having anything to do with second language (SL) acquisition would likely agree that games support SL education. Plenty of research has proven...

The UK Implements PRELIM – the Partnered Remote Language Improvement Project

Major English language organizations have partnered in the UK to improve language teaching standards in 20 countries, starting in the 2021. The British Council,...

One Word

When I stood in front of a room of adult refugees with a wide range of life experience who spoke five different languages, and...

Recognizing Multilingual Speech Patterns

More than 20% of children in the U.S. are bilingual, a number that continues to rise year over year (Kids Count Data Center, 2018)....

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 researchers at Ohio State University. Their paper,...

Five Million Assessments Reveal COVID Educational Slide

A new report based on 5.3 million assessments of student progress in grades 1-8 details the effects on learning associated with COVID-19 school disruptions....

Avant Integrates Test Data and Expands Proctoring

The State and Global Seals of Biliteracy have highlighted literacy as a critical skill for both heritage and second language (L2) learners. Language learners...

And Justice for ELs

And Justice for ELs is an essential resource for school leaders. Ayanna Cooper, editor of Language Magazine’s Pass the Mic series and a former...

Connecting Reading with Writing

Every semester as I prepare my classes, I ponder the same questions: Why does our academic English as a second language (ESL) program require...

I Love My Librarian Award nominations will close on Nov. 9

Through Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, library users can nominate their favorite librarians for the American Library Association’s (ALA) esteemed I Love My Librarian Award...

Pocketalk Donates Devices to 100 ELL Teachers

Pocketalk, the global innovator in connecting conversations and removing language barriers, donated 100 new translation devices to U.S. educators teaching English language learner (ELL)...

New TESOL K–12 Remote Teaching Resource

When schools pivoted to remote teaching in response to the pandemic, I was directing a large graduate program for in-service teachers of English learners...

Call to Reimagine English Learner Education

Coalition for English Learner Equity issues a call to help address the education disparities faced by English Learners across the U.S. The Coalition for English...

How to Best Support English Learners at Home

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, English learners (ELs), like many students, already faced challenges at school. How to engage and teach ELs when they’re learning...

City Schools Offer Guidance on English Learners

A new report from the Council of the Great City Schools suggests a wide range of actions that schools and districts can take to...

Low Adult Literacy Costs U.S. $2.2 Trillion a Year

According to a new study released by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and Gallup examining the impact of adult literacy on the...

The Children’s Equity Project Releases Equity Roadmap for Early Education

The Children’s Equity Project and the Bipartisan Policy Center have come together to create an actionable policy roadmap for states and the federal government—as...

ILA Hosts Virtual Town Hall on Anti-Racism

The International Literacy Association (ILA), in partnership with Kwame Alexander, award-winning children's book author and founding editor of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprint Versify, announced...
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