Literacy/ESL

Breaking Down the Monolingual Wall

There couldn’t be a better time for the new book Breaking Down the Monolingual Wall: Essential Shifts for Dual Language Success (Corwin Press) to...

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...

Dyslexia Legislation Only Gets Us So Far

In October, education communities across the country recognized Dyslexia Awareness Month. The National Institute of Health and Yale University found approximately one in five...

No Benefit to Segregating English Learners

Grouping English learners (ELs) together in classrooms has no impact—positive or negative—on reading development for elementary school students, according to a new study by...

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...

The Promise of Automated Writing Evaluation for English Learners

Automated writing evaluation (AWE) encompasses a range of...

GAO Reports on Mitigating Learning Loss for ELs

While the pandemic presented obstacles for many students during the 2020–21 school year, the federal General Accounting Office’s (GAO’s) nationwide survey of public K–12...

Listen to the Bilingual Science!

Two years ago, we (Dual Language Education of...

Building Biliteracy

Transfer is important in all learning, but it...

Positioning Multilingual Learners for Success

When you were a young reader, did you connect with the books you read and...

Clarifying the Science of Reading

For at least a half-century, there has been a great deal of discussion about how children learn to read. While policymakers, curriculum developers, educational...

English Literacy for Multilingual Learners: Voices from the Field

Moving at the Speed of Light Literacy is at...

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...
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