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Making Words Dance

Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley explain why we need to read and write more poetry in (and outside of) the classroom I tried to do the same thing for her when I was twelve. I hadn’t...

Making Angelenos Well-Read en Español

On May 15 through 17, the Los Angeles Convention Center was packed with families and readers of all ages for the fourth LéaLA, LA's Spanish -language book fair. This free event is organized by...

Making the Most of Playtime

Stuck for a last-minute gift? Consider these educational toys and games ChineseCUBES: Where Characters Are Center Stage Students and teachers will tell you that there’s a ceiling many learners face at some point while learning Chinese...

Phonics Making a Positive Impact on Literacy

A new study suggests children taught to read using phonics techniques can achieve a reading age up to two years above their expected level. Results from the study conducted by educational psychologist Marlynne Grant...
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Making Multilingual Movies

Nile Stanley and John Ronghua Ouyang encourage teachers to use the new literacies to inspire the next generation of multilingual filmmakers Most prospective teachers and the pupils they will teach have been surrounded by constantly...
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Making Education More Than a Grade

Anne Paonessa assesses the impact of service learning on English language learners While the current focus in our field is on increased academic vocabulary and overall college and career readiness as driven by the...

Cutting to the Common Core: Making Vocabulary Number One

Dr. Kate Kinsella offers strategies for prioritizing vocabulary for competent text analysis, discussion, and constructed response Shifts in Text Emphases and Response Tasks The Common Core State Standards (CCSS, 2010) call upon students to tackle increasingly...

Making Spanish Work

  Michelle Buehring offers advice on instituting a workplace Spanish program A direct outgrowth of diversity training in the workplace, the desire to learn Spanish for work is slowly finding its way into the corporate psyche....
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Making Learners Click with Digital Storytelling

Nile Stanley and Brett Dillingham see the value in connecting learning literacy, language, and technology through storytelling What Is Digital Storytelling? Storytelling is the oldest form of teaching and probably the best way to learn. Recent...

Making Dreams Come True

A Dream Deferred… See April 2009 Editorial for more on the DREAM Act Each year, thousands of promising students go to school eager to achieve their dreams of success, only to realize at some point along...
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