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Why A Southern Drawl Sounds 'Uneducated' To Some People - Business Insider

Why A Southern Drawl Sounds 'Uneducated' To Some People - Business Insider | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Business InsiderWhy A Southern Drawl Sounds 'Uneducated' To Some PeopleBusiness InsiderShe articulates lyrics beautifully with a perfect American accent, but it was if a different person had sprung out when she started to talk the way everyone does...
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The Digital Divide between Latinos and Whites is shrinking.
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CurlFest Celebrates The Beauty Of Natural Hair

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CurlFest is an annual festival in New York City that celebrates the beauty of the natural hair community. Thousands gathered at Prospect Park for a da
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Everyone, celebrate your natural hair! 3rd year of CurlFest.
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One Of The Nation's Poorest Districts Has Found A Way To Help Immigrant Students

One Of The Nation's Poorest Districts Has Found A Way To Help Immigrant Students | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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.
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Oxnard School District Funds Writing Camp - Ventura News - Edhat

Oxnard School District Funds Writing Camp - Ventura News - Edhat | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The Oxnard School District is funding a summer writing camp for English language learners in partnership
with the South Coast Writing Project of UCSB.
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Powerful Project Lets Men, Women And Children Become Frida Kahlo

Powerful Project Lets Men, Women And Children Become Frida Kahlo | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
In "Todos Podem Ser Frida," photographer Camila Fontenele de Miranda explores what it means to channel the spirit of Frida Kahlo.
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Speaking in Whistles: The Whistled Language of Oaxaca, Mexico

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Whistled language is a rare form of communication that can be mostly found in locations with isolating features such as scattered settlements or mountainous terrain. This documentary above shows how Dr.

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As more Latino kids speak only English, parents worry about chatting with grandma

As more Latino kids speak only English, parents worry about chatting with grandma | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Like many first-generation Mexican immigrants, Juan Rivera grew up in a home where the family communicated exclusively in Spanish.
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For Parents | Alma Flor Ada

Alma Flor Ada On Helping Our Children Grow Up Bilingually originally posted on Latin Baby Book Club, Sunday, April 25, 2010 Latino parents are frequently
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7 People Got Totally Tongue-Tied After Trying Spanish Tongue Twisters

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“Spanish tongue twisters are torture.”
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Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered

Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Relying on teachers and parents to identify candidates for gifted programs appears to discriminate against minority and poor children.
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How teaching taught professor Lopez to appreciate teachers — and students

How teaching taught professor Lopez to appreciate teachers — and students | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
I can't begin to recall how many classrooms I've visited in more than 40 years as a journalist. Dozens for sure. More than a hundred, perhaps. Everything from grade school to graduate school.
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Listening and sharing our stories is what teaching and learning are about.
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Common Core Writing and ELLs

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Learn about what it means to apply three key elements of the CCSS writing standards -- argument, informative/explanatory, and narrative -- when teaching English-language learners.
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De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children: ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! / Olinguito, from A to Z!

De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children: ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! / Olinguito, from A to Z! | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Segerstrom instructors help English-learners build skills through art

Segerstrom instructors help English-learners build skills through art | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Alejandro Cruz took the stage with a white chef's hat atop his head. He was ready to act in his pizza shop scene Wednesday in front of his peers, about 20 students bound for eighth grade this fall.
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The Very Quiet Foreign Girls poetry group | Kate Clanchy

The Very Quiet Foreign Girls poetry group  | Kate Clanchy | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The long read: When Kate Clanchy began teaching the children of refugees, she sought out those silenced by trauma and loss. Their weekly sessions released a torrent of untold stories
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Latina Artist Celebrates Her Natural Hair And Curves In Empowering Comics

Latina Artist Celebrates Her Natural Hair And Curves In Empowering Comics | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Crystal Rodriguez said she hopes her comics will inspire others to "shake out their curls and dance bachata half naked."
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Hair is political. Through comics, she inspires others.
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In Wealthier School Districts, Students Are Farther Apart

In Wealthier School Districts, Students Are Farther Apart | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Black and Latino students in economically prosperous cities are grade levels behind their white peers.
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Turkish people are talking with whistles, and it’s challenging how we think the brain works

Turkish people are talking with whistles, and it’s challenging how we think the brain works | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The fascinating language translates each syllable in Turkish into a separate tone of whistle.
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Carmen Tafolla on Empowering Mexican-American Youth Through Writing

Carmen Tafolla on Empowering Mexican-American Youth Through Writing | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Carmen Tafolla is the Poet Laureate of Texas and the author of numerous works of poetry, short stories, and children's books. She has devoted her year as Poet Laureate to teaching children in the poorest districts in Texas and empowering them t
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Todo es canción: Antología poética | Alma Flor Ada

Todo es canción: Antología poética | Alma Flor Ada | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
BOOK DESCRIPTION CANCIÓN Canta el agua en la roca, el pájaro en la rama y el poema en la página. Todo es canción (Everything is Song) gathers some of the
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How to Cultivate Student Agency in English Language Learners

How to Cultivate Student Agency in English Language Learners | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Developing an English language learner's sense of agency can feel like a challenge when so many variables are at stake. Teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull
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Afghan ‘Sesame Street’ Introduces Zari, a Muppet and Role Model for Girls

Afghan ‘Sesame Street’ Introduces Zari, a Muppet and Role Model for Girls | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The new character, a 6-year-old girl, will appear in the Afghan version of the children’s television show and address girls’ empowerment and health.
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Breaking News, World News & Multimedia

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Book club helps immigrant mothers find joy in reading and support their kids' education

Book club helps immigrant mothers find joy in reading and support their kids' education | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Maria Onate had not read a book until her son started high school. Her illiterate parents ended her schooling when she was 15, informing her that she had to get ready for marriage and work to help support the family in their rancho in Puebla, Mexico. More than two decades later, she wa
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4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Make a daily habit of starting every ELA class with a poem -- they're short, intense, connect to other reading, and inspire student writing.
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