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40 Things to Do with a Text

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This article was written by Dominic Braham and Anthony Gaughan and originally appeared in English Teaching Matters, the English Language Teachers’ Associations journal. Before we get started…...

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Hispanic Heritage Month | PBS Specials | PBS

Hispanic Heritage Month | PBS Specials | PBS | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Visual Language Lab • The website of Neil Cohn

Visual language Lab: Researching the structure and cognition of the visual language of comics
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Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Here, blogger Matt Davis rounds up some helpful links for teachers.
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Do All Languages Derive from a Single Common Ancestor?

Do All Languages Derive from a Single Common Ancestor? | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The Tower of Babel story is a fanciful attempt to account for a very real question: what was the first language and why are there now so many of them?
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Includes a short youtube, How to Languages Change and Evolve.

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Measure Words | Boston Review

Measure Words | Boston Review | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons

U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Both Hispanics and Asians been among the fastest-growing racial/ethnic groups in recent years, but since 2010, number of Asians have increased at a faster rate.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 27, 7:15 AM

It is often noted that the cultural composition of the United States is undergoing a shift, referred to by some as the "Browning of America."  The story of Asian and Hispanic growth in the United States are occurring simultaneously, which makes many assume that they are growing for the same reasons.  The data clearly shows that this is not the case.  


Tags: migration, USA, ethnicity.

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APHG-U2

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Children at the Border

Children at the Border | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The number of children crossing the U.S. border alone has doubled since last year. Answers to key questions on the crisis.
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Infographic and other details about the children who cross the border alone.

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Welcoming Immigrants: Why Empathy Is Smart Economics For Cities

Welcoming Immigrants: Why Empathy Is Smart Economics For Cities | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Why should a local government care about welcoming immigrants and becoming an actively empathetic institution?

 

Creating an environment that is friendly toward immigrants is both a matter of human decency and smart economics.  A welcoming city is more likely to thrive, thus illustrating the “empathy imperative”—the critical importance of empathy within communities today. A person who is welcoming to another resident shows active empathy—the kind that involves concrete steps on behalf of the “welcomer” to help make the resident’s journey smoother.

 

In this way, the empathy imperative is a powerful economic driver that also makes a city a more vibrant, inclusive, and pleasant place to live.

 

by David Lubel


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WeAreTeachers — Love this chart of wonderful words.  ...

WeAreTeachers — Love this chart of wonderful words.  ... | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Love this chart of wonderful words.
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My Family

My Family | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Background information on blogger Adam Beck’s family and his efforts to raise children with good bilingual ability.
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Raising multilingual children- resources, ideas, from this blogger.

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//Bilingualism

Learning second language 'slows brain ageing'

"These findings…

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Learning second language 'slows brain ageing'

"These findings are of considerable practical relevance. Millions of people around the… - Lorna Salgado - Google+
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Journal profile | CLELE JOURNAL – children´s literature in english language education


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How languages can survive in today's world - Helsinki Times

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Helsinki Times
How languages can survive in today's world
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There is some evidence that a living language group must contain a minimum of 100,000 members in order to have a chance to enrich our cultural and linguistic diversity.
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How a Struggling Reader's Brain Works Differently

How a Struggling Reader's Brain Works Differently | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Learn how brain differences affect struggling readers, and steps teachers can take to address those differences in the classroom.

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AnnC's curator insight, September 14, 6:30 PM

Check for discrimination of similar sounding words.  Provide intense, motivating, and frequent instruction.  Build vocabulary from an early age.  Practice listening accuracy,  auditory sequencing, and phonological memory.  Try Fast ForWord program to building skills for reading.

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Poetry: Javier Zamora | OmniVerse

Poetry: Javier Zamora | OmniVerse | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
the opposition the guerilla Roque Dalton FMLN concientización as in dusk we finally see what someone sentenced must see forest across the ri...
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From El Salvador, Zamora's poetry reflects the conflicts he experienced.

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Area schools create joint curriculum

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WESLACO — Rio Grande Valley school districts and higher education institutions have signed an agreement to move forward on joint mathematics and English courses aimed at students at risk of not graduating from high school — a regional achievement officials said was unprecedented across Texas.
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Kristin Chenoweth Injured. Related to Her Ménière's Disease?

Kristin Chenoweth Injured. Related to Her Ménière's Disease? | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Meniere's disease.

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A Creole Solution for Haiti’s Woes

A Creole Solution for Haiti’s Woes | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Children should learn in the language they speak at home, not French.
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Education Connections

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Sign up for resources offered here if you like.

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When a Language Dies » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

When a Language Dies » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
When a Language Dies
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CBC Diversity

CBC Diversity | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
CBC Diversity is an initiative launched in 2012 by the Children's Book Council (www.cbcbooks.org) that advocates for an inclusive and representative children’s publishing industry by building...
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30 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages Illustrated By Anjana Iyer

When something is “lost in translation,” it could have been due to a simple mistake or due to the fact that one language was not quite able to capture the essence of a word's meaning in another language. This conflict is the idea behind New Zealand-based designer Anjana Iyer's “Found in Translation” series of images, which try to explain the meaning behind words in other languages that have no direct equivalent in English.
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NLCI | Latino Americans

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The National Latino Children's Institute's mission is to focus the nation's attention on the contributions and challenges of young latinos by advocating for their success and well being through partnerships and programs.
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The Geography of Language

"Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past."


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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, June 2, 4:45 PM

Not really primary geography but so interesting!

Woodstock School's curator insight, June 4, 3:05 AM

A good teaching tool for explaining the diversity of languages.

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, June 12, 6:38 PM

Geografia Cultural

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Reading with Pictures: Serious Learning Through Comics

Reading with Pictures: Serious Learning Through Comics | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger David Cutler shares his conversation with Josh Elder, creator of Reading With Pictures, about using comics as a strategy for engaging students to construct meaning while interacting with the pictures and text.
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