Great strategies for busy teachers can be found at https://www.edutopia.org/article/assigning-more-writing-less-grading?utm_source=Edutopia%20News&utm_campaign=2ad7e54e9a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_112917_enews_beingknownmatters_mc&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29295b4c8b-2ad7e54e9a-47933087
Enriching Academic Vocabulary: Strategies for Teaching Tier Two Words to E.L.L. Students: A Lesson Plan16/12/2017
This area is particularly difficult for educators with lack of literacy training. Find resources at https://www.weareteachers.com/build-phonics-skills/?utm_source=FB&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SuccessForAll_1707_Art_1
new research suggesting a link between written language and something more fundamental in our brains could mean we need to look again at Chomsky’s ideas. The study, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, found that participants could guess what sounds were represented by letters from unfamiliar alphabets at rates better than you would expect from simple chance. If we have an innate ability to understand writing, then perhaps language more generally is something found much deeper in brains than other learned skills.
Something to share with your school communities: http://www.sdkrashen.com/content/articles/lexile_framework.pdf