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Are Language Frames Good for English Learners?

The question seems sort of silly, right? Language frames, also called sentence frames, are commonly recommended and widely used as a way of providing support for English learners in oral discussions and writing. Examples include: I agree with ______________ but would also add _____________________. The reason I think ___________________ is because __________________. While there are… Continue reading Are Language Frames Good for English Learners?

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Myths About Teaching English Learners: Third Myth

Even though English learners are a large and growing part of the U.S. public school population, there are a number of myths and misconceptions about these students that persist. This blog series will attempt to dispel some of those myths and misconceptions. By the way, the myths are discussed in no particular order. In previous… Continue reading Myths About Teaching English Learners: Third Myth

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Myths About Teaching English Learners: Second Myth

Even though English learners are a large and growing part of the U.S. public school population, there are a number of myths and misconceptions about these students that persist. This blog series will attempt to dispel some of those myths and misconceptions. By the way, the myths are discussed in no particular order. The first… Continue reading Myths About Teaching English Learners: Second Myth

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20th Anniversary of SIOP

It is hard to believe that we have reached this milestone – 20 years of SIOP teaching! We never expected, in the early days, that the SIOP Model would be used by more than 425,000 teachers in schools throughout all 50 states in the United States, and in dozens of countries. SIOP has never been… Continue reading 20th Anniversary of SIOP