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Ideas for Teaching Sight Words to English Learners

Hi Everyone,

I posted this request for help on the Teaching and Learning CoP last week but for some odd reason never posted it here (the perils of trying to multi-task anyone?).  Several great suggestions were made on the Teaching and Learning CoP since then.  Here is the request:

I recently received a question from an ESL teacher who asked:

Evidence of the need for phonetic-first English teaching with Truespel for k-3 and ELL's

This link https://justpaste.it/k-3andell  demonstrates the lack of performance for US English teaching methods over the years to break through student reading proficiency rates, with 3rd graders having a failure rate of typically 20%.  It shows that systematic phonics is mostly not taught in US.  It shows that English teachers shy away from phonetics as an abstruse and English unfriendly system to use.  It also shows that teaching k-1 kids has been successful in the past using phonetics-first approaches.  Finally, It demonstrates the user friendl

Journal Article: Immigrants Learning English in a Time of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

I am pleased to share an article from volume one, issue one of the new ProLiteracy peer-reviewed, online research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. This article is written by Clarena Larrotta, Texas State University.

Writing phonetically helps learning to read - time for truespel

A Harvard study this year found that kindergarten students who tried to write using their own phonetic system were the best readers.  This shows that they crave a phonetic system which is modeled after traditional spelling as much as possible.  Truespel phonetics provides this system with one spelling for each of US English 40 phonemes adopting best choice phonics for the phonemes.  Truespel tutorials and a converter are free on the internet.  Learn about phoneme frequency in text also.  See http://justpaste.it/truequest .

A Health Career On-ramp for English Language Learners

An article from The New York Times, titled, Lacking E.M.T.s, an Aging Maine Turns to Immigrants highlights a unique program at a community college, that supports both English Language Learners and area employers in developing an on-ramp to healthcare careers in the U.S. 

Don’t Miss Out! Today’s Webinar: Strategies for Working with Immigrant Professionals

Event Title: Strategies for Working with Immigrant Professionals

Event Type: Webinar and Follow-Up Discussion

Date(s): TODAY! From 3 – 4:30 PM EST

 Discussion: Following Webinar in LINCS Adult English Language Learners Group

Registration: Register now!

 

New Webinar: Strategies for Working with Immigrant Professionals

Event Title: Strategies for Working with Immigrant Professionals

Event Type: Webinar and Follow-Up Discussion

Date(s): Webinar: January 26th from 3 – 4:30 PM EST

              Discussion: Following Webinar in LINCS Adult English Language Learners Group

[TODAY]: Total Participation Techniques for the ESL Classroom

Event Title: Total Participation Techniques for the ESL Classroom

Event Type: Webinar Event

Date(s): TODAY November 10, 2015 (2:00-3:00 EST) / Register for the webinar

             

Dear LINCS Community Members,

 

Don’t Miss: Total Participation Techniques for the ESL Classroom!

Event Title: Total Participation Techniques for the ESL Classroom

Event Type: Webinar Event

Date(s): November 10, 2015 (2:00-3:00 PM EST) / Register for the webinar

             

Dear LINCS Community Members,

 

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