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Six Effective Speaking Strategies for English Learners in Virtual Instruction

Instruction has not looked the same since schools closed their physical classrooms in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators across the United States have worked tirelessly since that time to reach and teach all students. English learners have particular educational needs.

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Building Vocabulary with Word Roots Builds Reading Comprehension – Part 1

Discover a 5th grade teacher’s journey using Greek and Latin roots switch to a morphological approach helped his students improve their reading level.

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Playing With Words

By: Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D.Posted 06/08/20
Playing With Words

Many scholars argue that we learn best when are given chances to be playful and creative with what it is we are learning. This is true of whether learning science, learning to play baseball, or learning words. Let’s make word study joyful and engaging for all students with word play.

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Words Matter: Tips for Meaningful Vocabulary Instruction

By: Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D.Posted 09/20/19
Words Matter: Tips for Meaningful Vocabulary Instruction

The five principles that can be used to help design effective word study instruction are not just based on opinion, they are grounded in research by recognized experts in the field, done in thousands of classrooms nationwide. Learn more about the five principles that can be used to help in designing effective vocabulary instruction.

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The Right Text

By: Dona Herweck RicePosted 01/23/15
The Right Text

Helping children find material to engage them and to have meaning for them are worthy objectives. Today, appropriateness of a text for a reader is often indicated by its designated reading level. Does the push for leveling deter children from finding the books that engage them?

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Sharing the Reading Experience.

By: Denise RyanPosted 12/19/14
Sharing the Reading Experience.

Reading to and talking about stories with children allow them to grow as readers and thinkers. Listening enables them to understand words, ideas, customs, and values that lie outside their reading ability and experiences. Here are some insights and suggestions for reading aloud and sharing the reading experience with children.

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