Tag: literacy

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...

The Role of Early Oral Language in Literacy Development

Supporting young children’s language and literacy development has...

Multiliteracies and Multilingual Learners

Equipped with Miami Linguistic Readers, Camino de la Escuela, and my own ingenuity, my young multilingual learners and I dived into what we believed...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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