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Curriculum, software, and other resources for teachers of English language learners and bi-lingual students.

global literature

Nov 01, 2019

Entry

Initiative to Increase the Availability of International Literature

The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative is intended to raise the visibility of world literature for adults and children at the local, national, and international levels by facilitating close and direct collaboration between translators, librarians, publishers, editors, and educators.

Language Learning App

Oct 01, 2019

Entry

Language Learning with Virtual Characters

Users of Android devices can experience the most advanced way to learn languages in any setting. Mondly, offered by ATi Studios, is the first VR app for learning a world language featuring speech recognition and chatbot technology.

Next Step Guided Reading Assessment supports data-informed decisions about reading instruction for striving, advanced, and EL students in grades K–6.

Aug 15, 2019

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Target Instructional Next Steps

Developed by leading literacy experts Jan Richardson, PhD, and Maria Walther EdD, Next Step Guided Reading Assessment (NSGRA) supports data-informed decisions about reading instruction for striving, advanced, and EL students in kindergarten through grade 6. The assessment tool provides a complete picture of each reader’s word knowledge, fluency, and comprehension skills, and the NSGRA K–6 app offers reports for grouping, planning, and pinpointing instruction. Get to know your readers in four easy steps.

May 17, 2019

Blog

Our Top Five Resources in April 2019

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in April.

Reach ALL students at your school.

May 10, 2019

Blog

A Voice for Everyone

My colleague and I recently formed a bilingual parent group to strengthen our relationship with our Spanish speaking families. Parents repeatedly explained that the language barrier caused them to feel that they did not have a voice. Each parent expressed a desire to feel more connected to our school. Hearing this made me think, “How can we give a voice to the voiceless in our schools?” To overcome this barrier, we brought families together to record a video. Parents shared the importance of education in their families and then expressed what they wished teachers knew about them. The video has made such a strong impact in our community that it is now shown throughout Wisconsin.

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