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Amazon.com: The 5 Step Essay Writing Process: English Essay Writing Skills for ESL Students (Academic Writing Skills) eBook: Stephen E. Dew: Kindle Store

The 5 Step Essay Writing Process: English Essay Writing Skills for ESL Students (Academic Writing Skills) - Kindle edition by Stephen E. Dew. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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I am a teacher of English teachers and I never want to hear the term “basic skills” ever again

I am a teacher of English teachers and I never want to hear the term “basic skills” ever again | Communicate to Connect | Scoop.it
By Kelli McGraw  Lecturer in secondary English curriculum in the Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology One cohort at a time, I am doing my bit to erase the misleading, poorly ...
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How parents can use the World Cup to get their kids reading for pleasure

How parents can use the World Cup to get their kids reading for pleasure | Communicate to Connect | Scoop.it
It's half term. The children are off school. You might be going away. You might be staying at home. Either way, with the World Cup coming up,  there are some great opportunities for parents to keep...
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Indigenous life expectancy not improving but literacy, numeracy up ...

Indigenous life expectancy not improving but literacy, numeracy up ... | Communicate to Connect | Scoop.it
Little to no progress has been made on improving Indigenous life expectancy and there has been a decline in Indigenous employment but the child mortality rate has been lowered and literacy and numeracy skills improved, ...
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Pilot literacy program at jail yields impressive results - Lincoln Journal Star

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Pilot literacy program at jail yields impressive results
Lincoln Journal Star
One inmate struggled with attention deficit disorder to such an extreme he had to point at each letter of a word in order to stay focused as he read, but he didn't quit.
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The Power of Literacy

While this commercial is not ours, we think it shows just how powerful literacy can be and how your library can play a major role in it. We've omitted the pr...
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21st Century Critical Literacy: Is Traditional Reading & Writing Enough?

Is traditional reading and writing enough to be considered literate in the 21st century?

Check out this slideshow from Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano which asks us to "rethink our notion of critical literacy." She also suggests that we "develop authentic learning and assessment opportunities {as we} upgrade and amplify our curriculum."


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Creating critical thinkers through media literacy: Andrea Quijada at TEDxABQED

Quijada is the executive director of Media Literacy Project. With more than a decade of experience as a media literacy trainer, and 20 years as a community o...
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How can English language teachers prepare students for listening in ...

How can English language teachers prepare students for listening in ... | Communicate to Connect | Scoop.it
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) entails helping students develop the English skills they need for academic study in a higher education setting. In EAP practice, it is unlikely that the four skills (reading, writing, listening ...
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English Literature Reading Skills - Layers of Meaning - Lord of the...

Digging deeper into different layers of meaning dramatically improves your analytical writing. Here is an example of how to 'explode' a quotation and dig dee...
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Literacy for Adults has big plans - Florida Today

Literacy for Adults has big plans - Florida Today | Communicate to Connect | Scoop.it
Literacy for Adults has big plans Florida Today "We teach reading or literacy skills to adults with the goal that they can reach full potential." She's so passionate that she enthusiastically stepped up eight months ago to take on the executive...
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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic

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Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy.
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How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic

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In fact, teachers surveyed in a recent Pew Study say they worry about “students' overdependence on search engines; the difficulty many students have judging the quality of online information; and the general level of literacy ...
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Encouraging a love of literacy

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A group of more than 120 authors and illustrators are urging President Obama to curb mandatory school testing. Dr. Maya Angelou discusses.
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The Elements Of A Literacy-Rich Classroom Environment

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"Literacy-rich environments, as endorsed by the International Reading Association, have a significant impact on what goes on in the classroom and set the stage for interactions with a wide variety of genres...

 Perhaps we should begin by focusing attention on the classroom environment and making certain that it is a place that supports and encourages literacy learning. A literacy-rich environment not only supports the standards set by the Common Core, but also provides a setting that encourages and supports speaking, listening, reading, and writing in a variety of authentic ways – through print & digital media."


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PGI- VBCPS's curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:28 AM

This post includes an infographic that looks at the top ten characteristics of a literacy-rich classroom as well as a range of suggestions and links to additional resources. Many great ideas!

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Great ideas!

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Waltham students using technology to (i)pad their English skills - Wicked Local

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Waltham students using technology to (i)pad their English skillsWicked LocalHer second grade Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) class at Whittemore Elementary School has 18 iPads, one for each of the students.

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International Literacy Day – 8th September

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International Literacy Day is one of the first ‘days’ declared by the UN, going as far back as 1965. September 8th is the day that seeks to focus public opinion on the major global problem of illiteracy. This is vitally important in least-developed and developing countries where large percentages of the population do not even have basic reading and writing skills. Literacy is seen as a human right, and a means of personal and social development – it makes an essential contribution to wide variety of goals like maintaining peace and promoting democracy, eradicating poverty, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, is the main organization behind the concept of International Literacy Day, and every year it reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally.
According to statistics as of 2011, some 793 million adults still lack minimum literacy skills, nearly two-thirds of whom are women, which means that about one in six adults is still not literate. 67.4 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out. UNESCO provides support to member states of the United Nations to promote literacy in varied ways, from technical expertise, strategic policy-making, capacity-building programs, research, monitoring and evaluation as well as advocacy. International Literacy Day is one small cog in this literacy machine, drawing attention to the plight of millions who are unable to rise out of the depths of extreme poverty, to claim their lives and full potential.

On this day every year UNESCO awards international literacy prizes to the most innovative and inspiring literacy programs. The prizes reward exceptional work in the fight against illiteracy, including supporting literacy in multilingual contexts and supporting literacy in rural areas. There is a declared theme for each year and themes in the past have included “The Power of Women's Literacy”, “Literacy and Health” and for 2011 “Literacy for Peace”. Some supporters of International Literacy Day include the Global Development Research Center, Montblanc, the National Institute for Literacy, and Rotary International.

At the national and local level, International Literacy Day is c


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 23, 2013 7:12 AM

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Writing Skills: The Paragraph

http://www.engvid.com The paragraph is the most important unit of a well-written essay. The paragraph has a specific structure and standards that make it eff...
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