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Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word

Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Several campaigns are seeking to help the young children of poor and immigrant families by urging parents to spend more time talking to them.
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Teaching parents how to interact with babies and toddlers is not an easy task, but every step helps.

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Efforts To Close The Achievement Gap In Kids Start At Home

Efforts To Close The Achievement Gap In Kids Start At Home | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
By age 3, kids in low-income households have heard 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers, research shows. In Providence, R.I., a home visit program is focused on boosting vocabulary.
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Are musicians better language learners?

Are musicians better language learners? | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Children who learn music from a young age find it easier to learn languages even in adulthood, research has found
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English-Language Learners and Academic Language

English-Language Learners and Academic Language | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This blog was co-authored by Katie Hull Sypnieski. Portions of this post are excerpted from their book, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activi
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23 iPad enabled alternatives to the Book Report Presentation

23 iPad enabled alternatives to the Book Report Presentation | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet   In January I was one of the Apple Distinguished Educators who got to talk at the Apple Leadership Summit. Below you can see my presentation. For more information check http://ipa...
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Speak English!: Racist Revolt As Coca-Cola Airs Multilingual 'America the Beautiful' SuperBowl Ad

Speak English!: Racist Revolt As Coca-Cola Airs Multilingual 'America the Beautiful' SuperBowl Ad | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
During the SuperBowl, the Coca-Cola Company aired a commercial to promote their brand as every other mega corporation who has a few million dollars to blow on a 30 to 60 seconds of television airtime....
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Twitter went crazy with comments over coke's commercial.

The demographics are changing. 

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NAME Position Statement on edTPA « National Association for ...

The nuanced practices necessary for working with culturally and linguistically diverse students cannot be fully assessed by distant observers using a standard rubric. Nor are credential candidates' attributes such as kindness, ...
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Who Will Reach College Age in the Next 14 Years?

Who Will Reach College Age in the Next 14 Years? | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Use this tool to explore the demographic shifts that will change the makeup of American colleges, from the national level down to the more than 3,000 counties.
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8 Great iPad Apps for ESL Students - Edudemic

8 Great iPad Apps for ESL Students - Edudemic | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
When you’re talking about learning a language in the U.S., you’re generally talking about ESL which refers to “English as a second language” or the study or use of English by speakers with different native languages.
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Innovative Teaching Strategies For Second Language Acquisition in ...

Innovative Teaching Strategies For Second Language Acquisition in ... | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
María Postigo María Postigo is a native speaker from Spain. She teaches Spanish III/Honors & IV and is the Spanish Club Advisor at Canal Winchester HS. She is on the OFLA Secondary Language Learning Committee.
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Arabic Loanwords in English: From Syrup to Safaris

Arabic Loanwords in English: From Syrup to Safaris | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
If someone asked you for an Arabic word that’s used in English, what would come to mind? Hummus? Tahini? Maybe falafel? Well, you’re right that these are all words that came into the English language from Arabic.
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Accent Quiz: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

Accent Quiz: How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer the questions to see your personal dialect map.
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Pizza served with Mexican slang causes stir in U.S. border states

Pizza served with Mexican slang causes stir in U.S. border states | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
DALLAS (Reuters) - Even before the first pie is delivered, a jalapeño-heavy pizza with a Mexican slang name has produced chuckles among Spanish speakers in U.S. border states and an advertising ban by
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The politics of language.

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From Second Language Learning to Bilingualism in Schools

From Second Language Learning to Bilingualism in Schools | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
How second language learning has evolved over time
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Encourage multilingualism in the schools.

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MultiBrief: ELL student population increases, obstacles and achievement

MultiBrief: ELL student population increases, obstacles and achievement | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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A Community Collaborates to Focus on Literacy for English Language Learners

A Community Collaborates to Focus on Literacy for English Language Learners | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
C.P. Squires Elementary School harnesses parents, businesspeople, and retirees for academic and financial support and to staff after-school programs.
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More states allow in-state college tuition for immigrant children living illegally in US

More states allow in-state college tuition for immigrant children living illegally in US | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Giancarlo Tello paid $14,000 more than other New Jersey high school graduates to attend Rutgers University, the state's flagship public college
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4 Steps to Making Rigorous Discussion a Routine

4 Steps to Making Rigorous Discussion a Routine | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Petra Claflin, Digital Media Manager for YES Prep Public Schools, shares four ways that she's introduced her students to and engaged them in academically rigorous discussion as a regular classroom activity.
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What does this article have to do with ELLS?

ELLs need to practice speaking, and they need to practice using academic vocabulary.  Here are strategies to help focus rigours discussion in your classroom.

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U.S. Hispanic population to triple by 2050 - USATODAY.com

U.S. Hispanic population to triple by 2050 - USATODAY.com | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The U.S. population will soar to 438 million by 2050 and the Hispanic population will triple, according to projections released Monday by the Pew Research Center.
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White House college summit today — New bill to encourage state DREAM Acts — Datapalooza roundup — NEA rates Congress - POLITICO Morning Education

White House college summit today — New bill to encourage state DREAM Acts — Datapalooza roundup — NEA rates Congress - POLITICO Morning Education | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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What It's Like to Be the First Person in Your Family to Go to College

What It's Like to Be the First Person in Your Family to Go to College | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
"I wanted to leave," a Vanderbilt student said. How mentoring programs help him and other first-generation students stay in school.
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Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na'vi real languages?

View full lesson on TED-ED: What do Game of Thrones' Dothraki, Avatar's Na'vi, Star Trek's Klingon and LOTR's Elvish have in common? They are all fantasy constructed languages, or conlangs. Conlangs have all the delicious complexities of real languages: a high volume of words, grammar rules, and room for messiness and evolution. John McWhorter explains why these invented languages captivate fans long past the rolling credits.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 4, 2014 10:54 AM

This TED ED video lesson brings up some important questions to ponder for cultural geography (and uses some popular fantasy/science fiction examples to do it).   For languages that are spoken by actual populations, they often 'borrow' vocabulary from other languages, making some ask the question, can loan words damage language integrity? 

 

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A Popular Ice Cream Flavor Lost in Translation

A Popular Ice Cream Flavor Lost in Translation | English Language Learners in the Classroom | Scoop.it
I saw this picture on a Power Point slide in my Psych class.  It was a classic case of lost in translation—a small faux pas with a hilarious result. The English translation, of course, was meant to be “Rum Raisin.”  So—why the mix-up?
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