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Reading Resources

Sep 21, 2017

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Digital Destination for Literacy Materials

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) has launched Literacy Central, a digital destination that includes thousands of free supplemental resources for children, parents, and educators to increase interest, comprehension, and frequency of reading among K–6 children.

American Holidays

Sep 21, 2017

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Origins of Celebrations and Traditions

Produced and distributed by PBS Learning Media, Celebrate! Holidays in the USA ebook discusses the ten federally recognized holidays in the America, as well as many other celebratory days that are commonly marked.

Sesame Street Spanish

Sep 21, 2017

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Spanish-Language Children's Television Series

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, has created an acclaimed Spanish-language television series, Plaza Sésamo, for preschool children. The program depicts a colorful neighborhood, the Plaza, which is home to a mix of families, children, and Muppets.

Reading List Diversity Racism

Sep 21, 2017

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Books for Culturally Responsive Teaching

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year has compiled a “social justice” reading list for educators. The list includes diverse picture books for early learners and equity-themed books for elementary school, middle school, and high school students, as well as books for teachers that address culturally responsive teaching practices and equity in the classroom.

Special report on English language learners

Sep 21, 2017

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Meeting the Needs of ELLs

Researcher and ELL expert Jim Cummins has identified three keys to success in teaching students who are just learning English:

· Engage students in their literacy by providing access to resources.

· Ensure that all teachers are prepared to scaffold their instruction across the curriculum.

· Affirm and value students’ background, culture, and identity.

Across the nation, many schools are using edtech tools to support their teaching of English language learners through these three tactics. Read Middlebury Interactive’s special report on how technology can help address the needs of English language learners.

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