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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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Research: Teaching Immigrant Preschoolers

Posted on September 09, 2011

A growing number of studies are providing guidance to school districts that are increasingly looking for ways to support preschoolers from immigrant families so that they are ready for kindergarten. Recent findings from that growing body of work—including studies that examine the effectiveness of tools for measuring preliteracy, pill explore immigrant preschoolers’ access to early-childhood education, and analyze how immigrant children measure up with their nonimmigrant peers academicall

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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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Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences with Bilingual Families

Posted on August 08, 2011

Share these bilingual tip sheets on Parent-Teacher Conferences with the families of your ELLs! Your family has been selected for a new reality show called "Education Around the World." You and your children are relocated within a week to a country very different from the United States—let's say China. To win the grand prize on the reality show, you must help your children succeed in the Chinese public school system. Before you leave the U.S., you barely learn survival Chinese and you've

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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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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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