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New Ways in Teaching Writing

Over 100 updated activities adapted for technology, low-resource classrooms, higher education, EFL, workplace literacy, adult immigrant education, K-12, or corporate training. Contributors have worked hard to make the steps easy to follow yet thorough in detail. Caveats and Options help teachers springboard new ideas, generating enthusiasm contagious to the whole classroom.

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Helping English Language Learners Meet the Common Core: Assessment and Instructional Strategies, K-12

This new teacher-friendly book offers a quick, efficient, tool - the Classroom Assessment of Language Levels (CALL) - to assess the language levels of English learners in grades K-12. Learn how to effectively use the tool utilizing direct interview and small-group observation to determine students’ instructional levels and needs. Get a variety of engaging, differentiated Common Core-based strategies that can be used post-assessment to help students at each level improve their speaking and listening skills.

Strategies include...

•Using interactive journals
•Creating chart stories
•Using meaningful gestures
•Using cognates
•Exploring word origins


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Dual Language Education for a Transformed World


Drs. Virginia Collier and Wayne Thomas This book makes the case for dual language education to become the standard for all schools. Written for new and veteran implementers, it provides hope, rationale, guidance, and the tools to transform education to 21st century standards.

The authors included a reprint of their interview appearing in an earlier issue of the ESL Globe.

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