Tag: literacy

Celebrate Banned Books Week by Exercising Your Right to Read

Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read and draws attention to the harms of censorship. Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical...

TOEFL Post Pandemic

Just as the rest of the education industry has learned, adapted, and pivoted over the last two and a half years, so too has ETS’s TOEFL® program. And while we have always been customer-centric,...

Can Teaching English Like Spanish Close the Achievement Gap?

If you have even a passing knowledge of Spanish, you know the ns in montaña are different. You can see it. But English isn’t like that. The as in car and care and race...

Using Comics to Teach

Over the past two centuries, as the world has benefited from globalization, the US has evolved as a monolingual country. I am currently in my fourteenth year of teaching French, and...

House Passes Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching Act

This week, the House of Representatives approved an amendment to the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that authorizes the Biliteracy Education and Seal Teaching (BEST) Act  – HR 1731 – which would provide support for...

Unifying Language Acquisition with Literacy Instruction for Language-Minority Students

Lexia Learning, a company specializing in structured literacy, recently convened a roundtable on a subject that has been given considerable attention in Language Magazine over recent years, “Unifying...

A Road to Reading

We have learned the past 20 years, through cognitive science research, that over 90% of students can learn to read at grade level by third grade; however, the Nation’s Report Card in 2019 reported...

Motivate Readers Now!

No one disputes the benefits of extensive reading (ER) for students of English. There is a substantial body of evidence supporting using graded readers as an effective way...

Queering English Language Classrooms

Working with queer English learners requires close attention to their emotions and feelings, prior to or in conjunction with the teaching of language and literacy. Queer pedagogy does more than “good” instructional strategies and...

Literacy in Spanish and English

Building early literacy skills is imperative for all students, especially the five million English learners (ELs) being educated...
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