Tag: 2015

  DECEMBER 2016 Year Planner Conferences, workshops, observances and grant deadlines Open Doors Report More students than ever are U.S.-bound to learn Nail Polish and Baseball Bats Diana Kennedy suggests “googling for...

Fact or FICTION: The PLOT thickens Stephen Krashen argues that self-selected pleasure reading of fiction is key to complex text comprehension for first- and...

B.O.O.S.T. Your Instruction! Anne Paonessa finds ways to make the most of class contact time Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves Kristal Bivona on how increased...

Namer of Thrones Game of Thrones’ language creator, David J. Peterson, details his extraordinary career as Hollywood’s linguist-in-chief Building to Code Virginia “Jenny” Williams...

Making Words Dance Kwame Alexander and Chris Colderley explain why we need to read and write more poetry in (and outside of) the...

Telling Stories Stephen Krashen on what to do and what not to do when reading aloud Powering Pedagogy Margaret Don offers solutions to the problems arising from...

Profile: Mohamed Abdel-Kader The U.S. Department of Education's language boss shares his motivation and goals Words + Pictures Lina Sun sees the value of using graphic novels...

All the School’s a Stage Pilar Alvarez, education director at the Young Storytellers Foundation, explains how the organization boosts literary confidence Boosting Brain Power Erin Bell documents...

Cutting to the Common Core Constructive Conversations Constance Dziombak finds that quality academic conversations help ELLs to clarify and express their arguments Audio Dissection Seventeen-year-old Akshay Swaminathan...

Cutting to the Common Core Fostering Academic Interaction Kate Kinsella offers an action plan to encourage second language learners to participate in constructive classroom discussion...