English Language

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Two Tools for Supporting English Language Learners

It’s exciting to see a class roster filled with students from many different backgrounds. However, if they are not native English speakers, often we get nervous about how to work through language obstacles. VirtuallyDifferent Coach Sandy Goehring highlights two simple-to-use and powerful tools to assist in the learning process.

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Tackling Non-Fiction: The Power of Pre-Reading Strategies

As discussed in last month’s column, it is our job, and our joy — it’s all about attitude you know — to help our students generate an interest in non-fiction texts; however, these texts often present more of a challenge for our students.