Literacy/ESL

I Am My Language

“I am...

Recommendations for Long-Term English Learners

Ten years after their groundbreaking publication Reparable Harm called attention to California’s long-term English learners (LTELs), Californians Together has released Renewing Our Promise, a...

Literacy in Spanish and English

Building early literacy skills is imperative for all students, especially the five million English learners (ELs) being educated in today’s public schools. The mastery...

A Superpower Hidden in Plain Sight

How can educators ensure that emerging bilingual students are well served in their schools, and how can we as educators foster linguistic...

Creating a Supportive SEL Forum for English Learner Lesson Contributions

The Need for Re-engaging English Learners Socially and AcademicallyAs K–12 educators transition to in-person instruction after two years of pandemic disruption, careful attention is...

Directory of Best-Practice Programs for Diverse Language Learners

To help connect educational innovations with the learners who want and need them most, the America’s Languages Working Group is launching a first-of-its-kind...

Connecting the Community

I’m the principal at Brookwood Elementary, where we serve more than 1,200 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Approximately 10% of our students are...

The 3 Es of Using Translated Materials

Social–emotional learning (SEL) has gained traction in education over the last 20 years. Over the previous two years, it has held a prominent place...

Reading Research Leading to Teaching Practice

For years, research into how students learn to read has progressed without really making its way into the classrooms where that learning is happening....

Multilingual Experiences for All Students

How have your experiences prepared you for this role?I’ll begin by sharing this: Many years before I was born, there was a teacher in...

Backward Design

Comprehensible input. Movies. Language clubs. Guest speakers. Pirates. Conversations. Fly-swatter vocabulary matches. Video pen pals. Study abroad.A language program can take many forms and...

English Learner Progress Dips during Pandemic

The latest report on how English learners (ELs) around the country coped with language development during the pandemic reveals an overall downward trend in...

California’s Commitment: Literacy, Biliteracy, and Libraries

I have only one critical comment about California’s Secretary of Education Thurmond’s task force report, “California Commits to Literacy and Bets on Biliteracy,” but...

California Commits to Literacy Target and Bets on Biliteracy

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has announced an initiative to ensure that not only will every student learn to read by...

Make English Truly a World Language

The Caribbean Sea encompasses over 7,000 islands, including the famous tourist destinations of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Barbados. Taken all together, the Caribbean...

Curing Initiative Fatigue

Stacy Hurst and Laura Axtell explain how to kick off the new school year with buy-in from everyone For many educators, the beginning of the...

Rumi in the Language Classroom: Misscaffolding

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 8 See Vol 1 hereSee Vol 2 hereSee Vol 3 hereSee Vol 4 hereSee Vol 5 hereSee Vol 6...

Debating the Digital Divide

Yaritza was suspended in seventh grade for punching a boy in the nose. He had called her a dull-witted donkey, not quite in those...

How Bilingual?

World language departments around the globe are continually faced with the task of advising and placing freshmen and transfer students into the appropriate courses....

Reading under Lockdown

Each year, Renaissance releases the What Kids Are Reading report, and each year it grows by leaps and bounds.1 This year’s report looked at...
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