September 2018

Assessing Literacy Effectively Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell see assessment as the gateway to responsive teaching

Complementary Systems Laura Bush and Kanista Zuniga explain how the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) and the Lexile Reading Scale complement each other for the benefit of English learners

Improving Reading Fluency AssessmentCindy Jiban calls for innovation in assessing comprehension—the real measure of reading

Implementing a Strong Phonics ProgramLynn Hobratschk, Amy Jones, and Lisa Toole share their best practices for choosing curriculum, training educators, and maintaining focusImproving Learner Outcomes David Bong explains the what, why, and how of measuring world language skills

Language Learning within Inquiry Margo Gottlieb and Barbara Noel recommend the inquiry cycle as a means of fully blending language and content have developed a framework for designing and integrating more flexible language pedagogies into the bilingual classroom

Unintended Consequences Katie Nielson asks if online collaboration may sabotage language learning

The Business of Teaching English Overseas Todd Squitieri gets down to the nitty-gritty of how to make a living as an EFL teacher