Strategies to Boost Early Literacy Skills in English Learners
Strategies to Boost Early Literacy Skills in English Learners

Learning to read may be tough for many students, but it can be especially challenging for those whose first language is not English. While English Learners (ELs) have many assets, including the potential to be fluent in more than one language, they may also need extra help with such important...

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Creating Authentic Learning Experiences in the Literacy Classroom
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When students are able to have a say in their education and explore topics of interest to which they feel a personal connection, they are excited to spend time learning. Creative teachers are harnessing that excitement by integrating authentic learning into their classroom instruction. Authentic learning is an instructional approach that...

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Context Clues: 5 Fun Activities to Boost Vocabulary Development
Context Clues: 5 Fun Activities to Boost Vocabulary Development

In an effort to build students' academic language, educators are incorporating increasingly complex texts into their lesson plans. With College and Career Readiness standards emphasizing the acquisition and use of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, students are encouraged to find the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary by choosing flexibly...

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