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  • Tactics for Teaching English-Language Learners

    By: Diane Weaver | February, 2013 | 3,326 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Management, Literacy

    Teaching English-Language Learners (ELLs) is one of my favorite topics. I’ve taught ELLs in three countries overseas and have volunteered in ELL settings in the U.S. It is wonderful how common it is for classrooms in the U.S. to be filled with many different language speakers–but it is also extremely challenging for both teachers and students.
    Because this is so common, it is important for every educator to understand that they will need to step into the shoes of a language teacher at some point. So, when that time comes—or if …

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  • Pinterest Resource Roundup: Anchor Charts

    By: Diane Weaver | February, 2013 | 3,404 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Literacy

    Pinterest is full of resources for teachers (we shared some HERE and HERE); however, one resource idea has particularly caught my eye lately: anchor charts. These charts promote literacy skills by outlining or describing procedures or strategies on a chosen subject. The teacher takes the role of the scribe while the students brainstorm the ideas, and when completed it is hung up in the classroom for all to see. Then, as the year continues and more knowledge is gathered about the anchor chart topic, additions and corrections can be made.

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  • Snow In Arizona

    By: Aaron Morrison | October, 2010 | 1,622 views | 2 Comments | Posted in: Literacy

    Last Thursday, October 7th, more than 2.5 Million children took part in setting a new world record for the largest shared reading experience on a single day. This year, adults and children took part by reading The Children’s Classic The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

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