Monthly Archive: April 2013

The Common Core Oral Language Standards and Accountable Talk Read Aloud

For me, oral language has always seemed like the bedrock of my ELL students’ language development.  Often it develops before literacy and when students have strong speaking and listening skills you can use them to develop literacy skills. This school year, oral language has become a focus for my whole elementary school because the Common …

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WIDA Conference registration open

WIDA Conference Registration Now Open WIDA is hosting its first annual national conference, “Language Learner Success: Building on Strengths,” October 17-19, 2013 in Milwaukee, WI. Early bird registration is now open to general education/content area, special education, and ESL/bilingual teachers, as well as school, district, and state administrators and all others who support the education …

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