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Fable Learning’s enhanced e-books inspire reading

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With a collection of award-winning e-books, Fable Learning’s digital content is specially designed to engage Pre-K–8 students in learning and discovery. Educators rely on Fable Learning for enhanced support to inspire reading and meet learning objectives in the classroom, in the library, and at home. Curated by educators for educators, the Fable Learning Collection offers over 600 handpicked fiction and...

Celebrate World Arabic Language Day

December 18th is UN Arabic Language Day, an occasion, "to celebrate the language of 22 Member States of UNESCO, a language with more than 422 million speakers in the Arab world and used by more than 1.5 billion Muslims." December 18th is significant because it was the date in 1973 when the UN General Assembly approved Arabic as an official UN...

Saving Scotland’s Gaelic Language

The cultural colonization of Anglo-American media has threatened countless languages, including the Gaelic language of Scotland. Not to be confused with the Irish language, which also descended from the Celtic language of the Gaels, Gaelic is slowly on the decline. Historic Scotland set in motion a Gaelic Language Plan to enhance the status of Gaelic, promote the acquisition and learning of Gaelic,...

Making Words Dance

Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley explain why we need to read and write more poetry in (and outside of) the classroom I tried to do the same thing for her when I was twelve. I hadn’t saved my allowance so I couldn’t purchase a Mother’s Day card, let alone a gift. I decided to write a poem instead. It wasn’t great....

August 2015

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Making Words Dance Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley explain why we need to read and write more poetry in (and outside of) the classroom Precision Rotation Lance Knowles applies real-world knowledge to the implementation of the Flipped Classroom Clearing Virtual Hurdles Sylvaine Montaudouin tackles the challenges of developing content and teaching online Composition Tools These innovative programs can help build student confidence in their writing...

Making Angelenos Well-Read en Español

On May 15 through 17, the Los Angeles Convention Center was packed with families and readers of all ages for the fourth LéaLA, LA's Spanish -language book fair. This free event is organized by the University of Guadalajara and not only promotes literacy in the Spanish lanuage, but also offers a venue for celebrating Latin American and Latino culture...

Poetry Festival Celebrates 12 American Languages

The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México is preparing for the sixth Festival de Poesía Las Lenguas de América, Carlos Montemayor (The Languages of America Poetry Festival, Carlos Montemayor), which will take place on October 9 on the Mexico City campus. The biannual festival brings together the best poets to represent some of the over 800 languages spoken in the...

Portuguese President Promotes Language During China Visit

On his sixth visit to Macau, the Portuguese Republic President Cavaco Silva recently emphasized the continued value of the Portuguese language in scientific, economic, business and cultural sectors worldwide. Following an official visit to Beijing and Shanghai, Cavaco Silva arrived in Macau last Saturday. He continued to defend the status of Portuguese throughout the duration of his stay, particularly while...

English Is Golden

California is more than a state — it’s a state of mind: dynamic, free-thinking, innovative, ecological, and liberal are just some of the adjectives that start to describe the most populous and diverse state in the Union. From the dry Mojave Desert and its iconic Joshua trees, to the Sequoia National Forest filled with the largest living things in...

UK Announces Tougher Language Exams

Education ministers in the UK have announced plans for tougher GCSE examinations as part of a series of government education reforms. For the first time in several years, the government education review specifically outlines plans for more vigorous tests in modern foreign languages, in addition to syllabus changes for core subjects such as English language and literature, mathematics and the...
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