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Learning Disabilities Articles, Resources Available in Spanish

Posted on November 11, 2011

NCLD announces: Spanish on LD.org! Recursos en español We’re pleased to introduce our collection of LD articles, sale transcripts, try and worksheets – in Spanish! Browse the collection and spread the word to anyone who might benefit from these resources. Access these resources HERE>

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Should Children Learn a Second Language?

Posted on September 09, 2011

Does being bilingual help children learn to prioritize information, provide a defense against some effects of Alzheimer's or just provide a great workout for the brain? All of the above, according to studies discussed Friday at the 2011 American Assn. for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington D.C., where a number of researchers presented on the benefits of being bilingual. Among the findings: that infants raised in bilingual households can tell unfamiliar foreign languages apa

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Dual-Language Immersion Programs Growing in Popularity

Posted on September 09, 2011

Dual-language immersion programs are the new face of bilingual education—without the stigma. They offer the chance to learn a second language not just to immigrant children, price but to native-born American students as well. Growing in popularity, ambulance dual-language immersion programs are the new face of bilingual education—without the stigma. Though bilingual education was often perceived—and resented by some—as public handouts only for immigrant families, buy information pil

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Placing English Language Learners in a Program of Instruction

Posted on September 09, 2011

By now you have determined that this student speaks a language other than English at home. You have information about the student's level of English proficiency, educational background, and academic content knowledge. Your next step is to come up with a plan for placing the English language learner (ELL) in an instructional program that meets his or her language and academic needs. What should you consider when placing ELLs? Just because a student is not proficient in English does not

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Standards-Based Writing for ELLs

Posted on August 08, 2011

Writing is communication, creativity and collaboration. Writing is a social process for English language learners (ELLs), just as it is for any other writer. Teaching English language learners to be successful writers depends on the quality of the instructional process, practices, and classroom climate for learning. Research suggests two principles of writing instruction for ELLs. First, literacy instruction should center on understanding and on the communication of meaning. The teachers'

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Technology Aids Language Acqusition for ELL’s

Posted on August 08, 2011

ELL to Go: Two schools transform their ELL programs by giving students around-the-clock access to some of the latest mobile devices. The typical student at the Newcomer Center, an alternative school in Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, IL, is a recent immigrant with little or no English skills. The school is a temporary stopover for these students--they stay at the center for about a year, building up their English-language skills, and are then transferred to an ESL

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Free Flashcard Resource for Teachers

Posted on August 08, 2011

WOW! The internet is an amazing resource for teachers. Consider Quizlet, a website dedicated to learning vocabulary and language, with over 5 million downloadable flashcard sets available, or, enter in your own content and print your own flashcards. About Quizlet Quizlet is the largest flash cards and study games website with over 5 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject. It's the best place to play educational games, memorize vocabulary and study online. Lea

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Holding Conferences with Parents of English Language Learners

Posted on August 08, 2011

The increasing population of linguistically and culturally diverse students in our schools poses a challenge for classroom teachers who need to communicate with their families. Parents of English language learners may not be familiar with the practice of meeting with their child’s teacher and do not know what is expected of them during a parent-teacher conference. Many classroom teachers do not know how to communicate with parents who do not speak English and who are not familiar with U.S. s

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Learning new Words: Repetition or Insight?

Posted on June 06, 2011

Study Finds Sudden Insights Key to Learning Words Parents and teachers often use flashcards and picture books to teach young children new words, click but a new study suggests that understanding basic words may come from a flash of initial insight more than repetition. “What we know is children are getting a lot of input from their world, pill and they are teasing out what information is useful or not useful, prescription ” said Janice H. Im, the interim chief program officer for the Was

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Want to Improve English? Start With Spanish

Posted on June 06, 2011

For English language learners, information pills 80 percent of whom are Latino, order the level of English acquisition affects their performance on standardized tests, which, after all, have been developed for native English speakers. Obviously, English language learners are at a great disadvantage to perform in a language that they still have not mastered. The growing difference in educational outcomes between native English speakers and English-learning Latino students represents a major

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