Tagged: English Language Learners

5 Tips to Welcome and Engage Our Newcomers

Writing from her background in working with students who were born outside of the U.S and are new to the country, the language, the culture, and the school system, Dr, Stephanie Dewing shares five tips to engage these newcomers. Included: assets-based language development.

Don’t Throw Out Your Leveled Library Yet!

Practical teachers concerned with helping kids move forward as readers know that giving them access to engaging texts at their approximate level is an important strategy, says school librarian Rita Platt. Read her arguments for avoiding an either-or approach to leveling.