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Phonics Instruction for Middle and High School ELLs

I recently had the opportunity to teach summer school, and two of my sixth-grade students barely read at a first-grade level. This was very …

Background Knowledge: A Key to Close Reading with ELLs

This post is my second of two about how the shifts of the English Language Arts CCSS are playing out in classrooms with ELLs. My first post was about …

Teaching

Oral Language Development for Beginners

Classroom strategies: How to use Total Physical Response<p>There are seven steps for the TPR instructional process:<p>1. Introduction<p>The teacher introduces …

View List | Ann Arbor District Library

Showing 20 of 103 list items<p>Things Hoped For Clements, Andrew, 1949- Book - 2006 - Teen Fiction None Available 09-04-2013<p>Things Hoped For Clements, …

Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners

<b>Date:</b> 2007<p><b>Summary</b>: This report, commissioned by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, outlines an action-oriented agenda that includes reform in …

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

More specifically, the book, in my own definition, arrives when a student is no longer learning to read but reading to learn. They’ve read a lot of …

How to Know a Good Adolescent Literacy Program When You See One: Quality Criteria to Consider

While more research needs to be done in the area of adolescent literacy, there is growing agreement about some of the characteristics successful …

What does an intensive reading class look like at the secondary level?

Students entering the upper grades who are not reading on grade level have a variety of reading intervention needs. No single program or strategy can …

Reading skills that work - for tests and in class

IELTS: Reading info,tips,and strategy-english video

Every Teacher With An ELL Student In Their Class Can Benefit From Watching This Video!

ELL teacher Valentina Gonzalez created this video.<p>Here’s how she describes it:<p><i>This video demonstrates instruction that is made comprehensible and</i> …

100 High Frequency Words - Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Close reading with English Language Learners

5 Hands-on Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension for ESL Students - Minds in Bloom

Reading skills are essential at any stage, but for ESL students this skill can be quite challenging, especially when teachers have a mixture of …

Teaching

Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners

Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners<p>Lydia Breiseth<p>Comprehension is the goal of reading, but it can be the most difficult …

6 Super Strategies for Improving ESL Reading Comprehension for Beginners

<b>Reading is knowledge and knowledge is power.</b><p>Reading is your students’ bridge to language and culture in the English-speaking world.<p>It’s perhaps the …

Reading Comprehension Skills for English Language Learners

English language learners (ELLs) often have problems mastering science, math, or social studies concepts because they cannot comprehend the textbooks …

Language Learning

5 Fun Reading Activities for ESL Students

“Sometimes I don’t like the books that I’m reading.”<p>— Charlie Kaufman<p>Creating reading lessons for your class doesn’t always have to be a chore like …