Tag Archives: PreK-6

Reflecting Students’ Lives in Children’s Literature

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

When I was a K–6 ESL teacher, I often felt frustrated because I couldn’t find high quality books that reflected my students’ lives.  Many of the books available to my students were about the folklore or fables from their home … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Classroom Environments with Big Impact for ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Regular readers of my blog have already been introduced to Karen Nemeth, author, consultant, and a nationally recognized expert on early childhood education. Although her blog is written about the physical environment for English learners in early childhood classrooms, it … Continue reading

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Books About Social Justice and Recent U.S. Events

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Activism and social justice have been in the news since the beginning of the 2016  presidential election.  During the first few months of 2017, it has taken the form of marches, protests, and letters and phone calls to Congress. These … Continue reading

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