English Language Teaching: Assigning More Writing—With Less Grading

27/12/2017

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

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Enriching Academic Vocabulary: Strategies for Teaching Tier Two Words to E.L.L. Students: A Lesson Plan

16/12/2017

Published buy LARRY FERLAZZO at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/learning/lesson-plans/enriching-academic-vocabulary-strategies-for-teaching-tier-two-words-to-ell-students.html?_r=0


English Literacy: 5 Simple Ways To Build Phonics Skills and Phonemic Awareness

30/11/2017

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


Our Ability to Recognize Letters Could Be Hardwired Into Our Brains

30/11/2017

Excerpt:

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.

at https://undark.org/article/language-letters-brains/


The Lexile Framework: Unnecessary and Potentially Harmful

26/11/2017

Something to share with your school communities: http://www.sdkrashen.com/content/articles/lexile_framework.pdf


Practical Tips for English Literacy Development

16/11/2017

Excellent tips at http://www.hmhco.com/media-center/blogs/2017/october/fall-literacy-leadership-talks-recap-five-takeaways-from-hmh-literacy-experts?utm_content=buffer21ba3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer


English Language Learners and Literacy Instruction: Where Tech Tools Fail

05/07/2017

When ELA Tools Can’t Adapt to Students’ Native Language

at https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-06-29-when-adaptive-tools-can-t-adapt-to-students-native-language


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