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How dirty is your mind? This optical illusion will tell you

When you look at this picture what do you see?<p>A couple engaged in a sexual embrace? Then you’re probably not very young.<p>Look again. You will see …

Optical Illusions

Digests

CAL Digests are a series of short reports that highlight current topics of interest covering a variety of subjects related to language learning, …

Libraries

Using a Response to Intervention (RTI) Framework to Improve Student Learning | Center on Response to Intervention

• a description of the essential components of RTI;<br>• requirements for Principle 2 in the application for building state, district, and school capacity to …

Teaching

Response to Intervention in Reading for English Language Learners

A considerable amount of evidence suggests that approaches involving early intervention, ongoing progress monitoring, and effective classroom …

Creating a Welcoming Classroom Environment

Classroom strategies: helping your ELLs adjust to new surroundings<p>Although there are no specific teaching techniques to make ELLs feel that they …

Teaching

Reading Workshop: Thinking, Talking, & Learning

I’m fortunate to be in a book club with a group of longtime friends, many of whom are retired teachers. On my drive home the other night, I was …

Guided Reading with ESL Elementary Students

ESL

How English language teachers can use pictures in class

<b>Teacher and blogger Larissa Albano, who won our latest monthly Teaching English blog award, explains how using pictures as a teaching aid can help</b> …

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2016 – So Far

Another day, another mid-year “The Best…” list…..<p>I’ll be adding this post to All Mid-Year 2016 “Best” Lists In One Place.<p>Ordinarily, I also publish a …

What English-Language Learners Wish Teachers Knew

Complete Coverage<p>Despite the fact that English-language learners (ELLs) and immigrant students have been the fastest growing student subgroup in the …

10 Popular Apps for English Language Learners and Teachers

By: Sophia Sanchez. The market is full of apps that make any classroom an interesting place for both students and teachers. Here is a list of 10 …

One Of The Nation's Poorest Districts Has Found A Way To Help Immigrant Students

Schools are under federal pressure to translate for immigrant families. Here's how one of America's poorest school districts is trying to find a solution.<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- When Dadhi Dahal first came to the United States in early 2009, the Bhutanese population in Syracuse, New York was quite small …

Helping Struggling Readers: Reading for Their Life

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4 Parent Engagement Strategies for English Language Learners

<i>Meriwynn Mansori, Manager of Curriculum, VIF International Education</i><p>Research shows that parental engagement pays off for all students. Regardless of family income or background, students with engaged parents are more likely to:<p>Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level …

School launches new mentoring program for English learners

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A colorful chart on the wall of the English as a New Language classroom in Beardsley Elementary School shows the six levels of English proficiency with a challenge to students above it: "How far will you climb this year?"<p>Paper cutouts labeled with student initials are hung …

Education

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Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners

Vocabulary

What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

Yesterday was _____.<br>Today is _____.<br>Tomorrow will be _____.<p>Does dressing a teddy bear for the weather each day make optimal use of instructional time? …