3 Strategies for Teaching English Learners Academic Language
Monday, September 17, 2018
3 Strategies for Teaching English Learners Academic Language

A common misconception among teachers is that if a student can speak English fluently, he or she does not need extra accommodations in order to grasp the curriculum. In reality, many students struggle with academic language because their exposure to language outside of school does not include advanced words and...

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Unexpected Ways to Support Early Literacy
Friday, September 14, 2018
Unexpected Ways to Support Early Literacy

Boosting early literacy rates is a goal for many educators, parents, and policymakers, and for good reason: Early literacy intervention and support has been proven to set young children on the path to later success. In an interview with the online outlet Neuroscience News, John Hutton—a Cincinnati-based pediatrician, children’s bookstore...

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Signal Words: 5 Fun Ways to Explain these Sentence Superheroes!
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Signal Words: 5 Fun Ways to Explain these Sentence Superheroes!

All words are powerful, but some words have superpowers. Consider words and phrases that indicate relationships between ideas, like also, however, as a result, in addition, for example, and in contrast. These are signal words, and they are sentence superheroes. The ability to identify and understand the meaning of signal...

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