Strategies for Supporting ESL/ELL Readers

Aspirations for ESL/ELL students reflect those held by educators for ALL students: intellectual curiosity, reading for enjoyment and a desire for life-long learning. In addition, teachers of ESL/ELL students focus on both oral and written language acquisition, in a non-native language. Support students who are immersed in gaining fluency with the English language, by drawing on […]

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Booting Up for Family Literacy Night!

Planning a Family Reading Night? Back to School Night? Family Literacy Event?No matter what you call it the purpose is often the same; to engage in fun educational activities, to empower parents to support young learners, and to strengthen the connection between home and school. If they have fun, feel connected and empowered they are […]

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Start Fresh and Fast!

Clean Classroom ✓ New Supplies ✓ The start of a new school year is bright with possibilities. Teachingbooks can help keep instruction exciting for you and your readers. Take advantage of this time to fine tune and bring “newness” to your instruction. Keep what is already working and call on us for resources that can […]

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Inspiration for Isabel

Guest Blogger: Alan Gratz

If I could have nameless, faceless avatars running around making my plots function, my work would be a lot easier. But no one wants to read that story—including me. Readers want characters that have lives off the page. Characters that feel like friends, or enemies. Characters to root for, and root against. Characters that are […]

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