Tag: writing

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Bilingual Ed Boosts English Writing

A first-of-its-kind study from the University of Kansas (KU), examining three key cognitive functions and their role in learning to write, suggests that insufficient focus on bilingual education has hindered the progress of Hispanic...

Reading & Writing Project Celebrates 100th Reunion

Last month, the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) celebrated their 100th Reunion with 5000 teachers virtually attending more than 250 free workshops. For 100 Saturdays spread over four decades, the organization, founded in...

Chinese Writing Contest Now Open for Submissions

MSL Master, a Hong Kong-based education solution company, is now accepting submissions for its first-ever Chinese Writing Contest. In an effort to encourage Chinese language learners to read and write more, MSL Master is inviting...

No More Na Na Nana Na

Prepare to be surprised, shocked, and possibly even angered by what you didn’t know about songwriting. Your all-time favorite songs could very well be the unfortunate examples of all that is banal, baseless and...

The Challenge of Teaching Poetry

As Franklin Roosevelt famously stated in his 1932 inaugural address, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” These ringing words probably also apply to the teaching of poetry. For a whole...

Harnessing the Power of a Teacher’s Pen

I recently asked a group of teachers to reflect on their own experiences as student writers. I asked them to cast their minds back to the time when they were students and recall the...

Audio Dissection

Language is as much a skill as it is a subject. Therefore, language learning must involve not only vocabulary and grammar study, but also practice and training of the skills necessary to communicate in...

Acquiring Academic Literacy from the Inside

Throughout the U.S., there is a sizeable population of international students from mainland China studying at colleges and universities. Among the varied difficulties during the process of adjustment to the host...

Cultivating a Personal Style

Juliet Falce-Robinson insists on individual style in a skills-based approach to language teaching   The goal of a successful language program is to foment and foster the development of linguistic and cultural proficiency, and thus awareness,...

Reading, Writing, and Giving Back

Kristal Bivona gets inspired by voluntary literacy projects Non-governmental organizations have more opportunities to serve and support education than ever today as pressure increases on schools to look beyond public funding. Here are two nonprofits...
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