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Writing is an undoubtedly important, if somewhat misunderstood component of second language acquisition. The purpose of any writing task must be clearly considered and defined in order for it to be effective.
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Here's the Thing...: A Q&A with Paul B. Janeczko | Kirkus

Here's the Thing...: A Q&A with Paul B. Janeczko | Kirkus | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Julie Danielson interviews poet and anthologist Paul B. Janeczko about his 50th book, 'The Death of the Hat'.
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Gaps Between White and Latino Toddlers Emerge Early, Study Shows

A study comparing the cognitive growth of 2-year-olds found that more Mexican-American children demonstrated slow growth compared to their white peers.
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3 Tools to Support English Language Learners in Your Class

3 Tools to Support English Language Learners in Your Class | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Teaching consultant Barbara Blackburn offers 3 simple, proven tools to support English Language Learners that teachers can quickly adapt to their classrooms.
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The shocking differences in basic body language around the world

The shocking differences in basic body language around the world | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The body speaks volumes. But what it says depends on the culture you're in.
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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

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NIU celebrates bilingualism with unique offer for students

NIU celebrates bilingualism with unique offer for students | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
In an increasingly connected world, the best-prepared college graduates will be those who can work and communicate with people across the globe. That reality is at the heart of a new Northern Illinois University program that rewards bilingualism with actual college credits.
NIU’s “Celebrate Bilingualism” initiative offers up to 12 credits for undergraduate students who can…
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An Exile Artist From Iraq Paints Herself Into Ancient Illustrated Manuscripts

An Exile Artist From Iraq Paints Herself Into Ancient Illustrated Manuscripts | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Hayv Kahraman was in her fourth grade history class in Baghdad when the question was asked: Is Iraq a democracy or a dictatorship? Not knowing what either word meant, she guessed “dictatorship.” This proved to be the wrong choice, no matt...
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As teaching methods improve, Oregon cuts years off English-language instruction

As teaching methods improve, Oregon cuts years off English-language instruction | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
English as a second language courses have become sparse in middle and high schools, with elementary students accounting for more than 75 percent of those who get daily help acquiring English.
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Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words

Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A new study analyzes vocabulary from around the world and finds a universal skew toward the positive.
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Gestures and pictures 'boost foreign language learning'

Gestures and pictures 'boost foreign language learning' | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A new study finds people learn foreign words more easily when using several sensory organs. In tests, foreign words with gestures or pictures outperformed verbal learning.
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EHT program helps Spanish-speaking students become more proficient in their native language

EHT  program helps Spanish-speaking students become more proficient in their native language | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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How to Talk About Race with Your Kids - Lifehacker

How to Talk About Race with Your Kids - Lifehacker | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
It'd be wonderful if you could just say to children, "People might look different and come from different places, but we're all equal and should be treated the same" and leave it at that.
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Finnish Schools Are on the Move—and America's Need to Catch Up

Finnish Schools Are on the Move—and America's Need to Catch Up | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A new initiative in Finland reveals that physical activity should be an everyday classroom routine.
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Taking It to the Stage With Readers Theater

Taking It to the Stage With Readers Theater | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Readers Theater gets kids up on their feet and learning—and it's lots of fun.
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First-Generation Students Unite

First-Generation Students Unite | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
These young pioneers, the first in their families in college, speak out about who they are, where they come from and the income inequality on campus.
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National Association for Bilingual Education

National Association for Bilingual Education | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
NABE 2016  The Hilton Chicago  720 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL March 3- 5, 2015
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Say what? Half the world’s languages will vanish by the end of the century : NewsHour Poetry Series : Video : The Poetry Foundation

Say what? Half the world’s languages will vanish by the end of the century : NewsHour Poetry Series : Video : The Poetry Foundation | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
There are over 6,000 languages spoken around the world today. But by the end of this century, fewer than half of them will remain.
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Dedicated parents bridge the gap between cultures, languages

Dedicated parents bridge  the gap between cultures, languages | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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States Must Expand Higher-Education Opportunities for Undocumented Students

As the courts debate President Barack Obama’s immigration directives, undocumented students continue to fight for access to higher education in Texas and other states.
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A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.
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Write About ~ digital writing for classrooms

Write About ~ digital writing for classrooms | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it

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"Write About provides many (and I mean many) images with writing prompts. Students can write their response and do an audio recording of it. Teachers can create virtual classrooms and provide individual written feedback to student writing. Student creations can be shared publicly or just with their classmates. Teachers can change prompts or upload their own photos.

 

"I think Write About is going to be an exceptional site, in particular for English Language Learners. It combines visual imagery, writing, speaking and listening – not to mention an authentic audience."


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In Louisiana, Desire for a French Renaissance

In Louisiana, Desire for a French Renaissance | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
From a long-running radio show to bilingual street signs, efforts are being made to preserve a vernacular once repressed by law.
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Reciting This Bilingual Poem in Schools Apparently Violates Arizona’s Absurd Ethnic Studies Law

Reciting This Bilingual Poem in Schools Apparently Violates Arizona’s Absurd Ethnic Studies Law | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
“Tú eres mi otro yo/ You are my other me,” begins a section of a poem often taught in Arizona classrooms.
- 2015/01/14
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Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction? | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Studies show learning another language helps people develop cognitive advantages that improve attention.
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12 Words That Have Taken On Completely Different Meanings Thanks To The Internet

12 Words That Have Taken On Completely Different Meanings Thanks To The Internet | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Technology and social media are adding new words and acronyms to the English language faster than you can type “OMG” and certainly faster than dictionaries can keep up. In fact, just last month, to the delight of Scrabblers everywhere, a ...
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