Tag: literacy

Literacy in Spanish and English

Building early literacy skills is imperative for all students, especially the five million English learners (ELs) being educated in today’s public schools. The mastery of these skills—including oral language, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and...
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Naps May Boost Early Literacy

The ability to map letters to sounds is considered an important indicator of early literacy skills. Previous research shows that letter sound mappings in kindergarten is...

A Superpower Hidden in Plain Sight

How can educators ensure that emerging bilingual students are well served in their schools, and how can we as educators foster linguistic diversity as an asset rather than as a problem? Who Are...

Campus Talk

Dushku, S., & Thompson, P. (2021). Campus Talk: Effective Communication Beyond the Classroom. Edinburgh University Press. It is difficult to find a truly all-in-one textbook for ESL/EFL oral communication courses. For instructors who aim to...

EdShed Literacy Resources

Spelling Shed offers teachers with a fun way to deliver weekly spelling tests and a variety of activities for students to practice their words, providing teachers with a full spelling curriculum for each grade...

Impact Literacy from Day One

IMSE, a provider of Structured Literacy Professional Development and Classroom Programs, has launched its new IMSE Impact Structured Literacy Programs. Implementing feedback from districts and school administrators as well as educators, the IMSE Impact...
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New National Effort to Address Effective Literacy for Multilingual Learners

Researchers, educators, teachers, administrators, school board members, and advocates with expertise in literacy and the education of English learner/emergent bilingual students have come together to form the National Committee for Effective Literacy (NCEL), with...

Reading Research Leading to Teaching Practice

For years, research into how students learn to read has progressed without really making its way into the classrooms where that learning is happening. Certainly, we’ve made progress. When my parents learned to read...

UN Warns on Post-Pandemic Child Literacy

On last month’s International Day of Education (24 January), UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that education must be central to recovery plans from the pandemic, as child illiteracy could reach 70% in developing countries, releasing...

English Learner Progress Dips during Pandemic

The latest report on how English learners (ELs) around the country coped with language development during the pandemic reveals an overall downward trend in student proficiency and growth in 2021 as compared to 2019...
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