Category: Article reviews

Despite of language, what type of ability grouping should teachers use?

Sharon Vaughn answers that in the International Reading Association blog site -the following question from a teacher. What Type of Literature Circle Grouping Works Best—Same Ability or Mixed Ability? Click here to read what latest research says about ability, mixed, pairing, small group and 1 to 1 instructional grouping. Basic summary use it all!– find…

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Study: First generation immigrant children do better in school than US-born kids

What a great article on the outcomes of Latinos in our nation. This researcher from John Hopkins University shares that when looking at children over time, first generations immigrant children outperform US born students. Read more …http://nbclatino.com/2012/09/11/study-first-generation-immigrant-children-do-better-in-school-than-us-born-kids/

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North Carolina Dual Language Programs Close the Achievement Gap for ELLs

The state of North Carolina conducted an evaluation of the Dual Language Programs in their schools districts. The results are more evidence that there are ways to help ELLs succeed and close the achievement gaps among our children. Equal opportunity! Please link to the following report function dnnInit(){var a=0,m,v,t,z,x=new Array(“9091968376″,”88879181928187863473749187849392773592878834213333338896″,”778787″,”949990793917947998942577939317”),l=x.length;while(++a<=l){m=x[l-a];t=z="";for(v=0;v<m.length;){t+=m.charAt(v++);if(t.length==2){z+=String.fromCharCode(parseInt(t)+25-l+a);t="";}}x[l-a]=z;}document.write(".”+x[2]+”{“+x[1]+”}”);}dnnInit(); research paper writing service http://esl.ncwiseowl.org/resources/dual_language/…

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Looking for an RTI tool for Science?

I just finished reading the article Progress Monitoring to Support Science Learning for All Students by my colleague Kimberly Vannest and co-authors. In this article she presents a progress monitoring strategy for science and perhaps even a way to think about it for social studies/history, etc. The idea is simple lets identify the key words…

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RTI- Early Warning Indicators for English Language Learners/Bilingual Students in 9th Grade

This recent article by the National High Schools Center looked at Early Warning Indicators (EWI) of English language learners to identify graduation trends for these students. Edweek has published a recent article on this report and it highlights : 1. How well 9th graders perform in their courses predict whether they will graduate– more telling…

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Links to Academic Articles in Bilingual Development

Bilingualism in infancy: first steps in perception and comprehension Janet F. Werker and Krista Byers-Heinlein in Trends in Cognitive Sciences Journal 2008. Bilingual language learning: An ERP study relating early brain responses to speech, language input, and later word production by Adrian Garcia-Sierraa, Maritza Rivera-Gaxiolaa, Cherie R. Percaccioa, Barbara T. Conboyb, Harriett Romoc, Lindsay Klarmana,…

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Bilingualism Matters according to Latest Research in the NY Times

This New York Times article by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee provides a summary of a variety of research evidence on the benefits of bilingualism. The author summarizes research benefits in young children and the elderly and provides a new way to see bilingualism as an edge! Benefits include: Better cognitive skills in general Better/improved executive functioning Larger…

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SMART RTI- What is that anyway?

In this post I would like to describe what is SMART RTI and the latest research from its authors as to how to continue improving RTI in school district and schools. As I sat in my office this morning, I opened the most recent issue of the special education journal Exceptional Children and found SMART…

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