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Teaching writing to ELLs across the curriculum: Strategies for success

Reading, writing, listening and speaking. Educators know the importance of these essential skills for student success, and a brief review of instructional standards will show an emphasis on these four skills. Traditionally, the instruction...

source: By: Erick Herrmann
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Rebecca Alber, a contributor for Edutopia, writes: "When I was a high school English language arts teacher, there was really no greater feeling than helping a kid find the book. When they wrote something that they truly owned and were proud of (an essay, poem, letter), that...

source: Edutopia

This school season brought the first day of school for an unusual crowd: adults 50 and older. About 70 of them are hitting the books at 10 Phoenix elementary schools to help bring first-, second- and third-graders up to speed in reading. Organizers hope to expand the program...

source: The Arizona Republic

As schools and districts struggle to find good-quality curriculum aligned to the Common Core, they're turning most often to their own teachers for those instructional materials, a new survey shows. A report by the Center on Education Policy provides one of the first early...

source: Education Week

Students learning to speak, read and learn in English are making big strides in the Ocean Beach School District, according to state test results. The tests that apply to Ocean Beach School District examine student progress over time and show how students are transitioning,...

source: Chinook Observer

India: All IITs conduct English proficiency tests to identify students who face difficulty in English language skills and help them with an additional course in it in the first semester. The exam, which mostly has objective-type questions and an essay, tests the student's...

source: Deccan Chronicle

I can't remember exactly how often spelling tests happened at school — maybe every week or two – but I do remember I looked forward to them. We'd be tested, I'd do well, then I'd feel good about myself. Children who weren't good at spelling would feel bad about...

source: The Guardian (commentary)

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