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Celebrating World Teachers’ Day: Literacies of Vulnerability

Spencer Salas
Spencer Salas

On October 5th, UNESCO celebrated World Teachers’ Day 2022 with the theme of teachers transforming education around the globe! In honor of the celebration, I want to share a memory of my fourth-grade year at Old Creek Elementary School in … Continue reading

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Reading the Sun, Moon, and Stars: Intergenerational Literacy

Spencer Salas
Spencer Salas

Happy October from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte! This month, my Dad’s turning 90 and for this blog post I’d like to share one of the stories he’s told us about growing up on the island of Guam … Continue reading

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Literacy and New MLLs in U.S. Elementary Schools: Another Look

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In my August blog post, I talked about the characteristics of multilingual learners (MLLs) who come from families and communities that are literacy oriented. I described a family whose daughter, Angela, made an excellent adjustment to U.S. elementary schools because … Continue reading

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Literacy and New MLLs in U.S. Elementary Schools

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Teachers of multilingual learners (MLLs) in the United States will be meeting new students from many countries this fall. Recently arrived students from Ukraine, Haiti, Russia, Afghanistan, and Central and South America, to name a few, will be welcomed to … Continue reading

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“Literacy” vs. “Reading”: 3 Questions to Consider This Fall

Spencer Salas
Spencer Salas

Greetings from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where I’ll be writing this “teaching reading” blog for these next 12 months! To kick things off, I want to look a little at the categories of “reading” and “literacy.” To … Continue reading

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TESOL Board Member Speaks at WATESOL 2016

Guest Author
Guest Author

A guest post by Misty Adoniou In this blog, Misty Adoniou shares her experience attending and speaking at the 2016 WATESOL Conference, the Universities at Shady Grove, Gaithersburg, MD, 15–16 October. On Saturday, 15 October, I had the very great honor of opening … Continue reading

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3 Effective Strategies for LESLLA Education

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

This is the second of two posts by guest blogger Raichle Farrelly, a longtime TESOL educator and advocate who is currently assistant professor of applied linguistics at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, USA.  “Rai” has worked in multiple ESL and EFL … Continue reading

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Are You Teaching Your ELLs These 8 Literacies?

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

Those of us who aren’t in adult ed most often think of literacy as a noncount noun. But in adult ed, we’ve long since moved beyond literal literacy (from littera, the Latin for letter, meaning “able to read”), and we … Continue reading

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