Genre and Curriculum: Language and Learning

27/03/2017

Interesting reading:  http://www.lexised.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/genre-and-curriculum.pdf


21st Century Reading Skills

28/02/2017

Read “Learning to Read Today: Emojis, Photos, and More” at http://wpblog.neuronetlearning.com/2017/02/learning-to-read-today-emojis-photos/

Excerpt:

In sum, this research gives educators insight into the power of interest to drive learning and comprehension, not only of the visual mode, but also of traditional printed materials used when learning to read and in academics overall. Engagement is a key component to effort and achievement.


Teaching English-Language Learners: What Does the Research Tell Us? In English and Spanish

26/12/2016

Find the publication here:  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/05/11/teaching-english-language-learners-what-does-the-research.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1


How Learning a New Language Improves Tolerance

13/12/2016

Really?  Big news?  Well, in case you did not know this yet, read more here:  https://theconversation.com/how-learning-a-new-language-improves-tolerance-68472


Brain Stuff: Kids’ Appropriate Use of Words Improve Spatial Skills

13/12/2016

Excerpt:

While previous research has often judged children’s spatial skills based at least in part on the number of spatial words they know, Miller found her study subjects to have a range of descriptive abilities not limited by the size of their spatial vocabulary.

“They are describing where the mouse is by saying, ‘He’s on the big table,’ or ‘on the brown box,’” Miller says. “Those size and color words aren’t spatial terms in this context, but in the context of the picture they’re seeing they are really useful.”

The better the kids were at adapting to each image and supplying relevant information, the higher their scores tended to be on the tests of other spatial skills that predict future success in, say, math.

Find at http://psychcentral.com/news/2016/11/30/kids-appropriate-use-of-words-improve-spatial-skills/113226.html

 


What Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages

26/09/2016

Interesting reading!  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/31/opinion/sunday/what-babies-know-about-physics-and-foreign-languages.html?_r=0&referer=


Language learning boosts brain plasticity and ability to code new information

15/09/2016

Find the article here:  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312708.php


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