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Topic-Based Nonfiction and Fiction for Tween Newcomers

A new program is aiming to provide paired nonfiction and fiction books that help newcomers learn about the many aspects of living in the U.S. and set them up for success in their new country. U.S. schools have seen a sharp increase in newcomers in the past two decades. As these students...

When Literacy Gets Critical

Lina Sun provides a rationale for integrating peace education into the English curriculum through graphic novelsGraphic novels, which tell real and fictional stories using a combination of words and images, are often sophisticated and involve intriguing topics. In the past two decades, the graphic novel medium has been coming into its own. This medium has to be considered as...

Fact or FICTION: The PLOT thickens

Stephen Krashen argues that self-selected pleasure reading of fiction is key to complex text comprehension for first- and second-language learnersI focus on one aspect of the fiction-nonfiction debate here: self-selected pleasure reading of fiction in which there is little or no accountability. Readers are not tested on what they have read, do not have to write book reports, do...