Discussion: How do you balance listening, speaking, reading and writing?

Hello colleagues, I've often said that the best advice I was ever given as a new teacher (many years ago!) was to strive to balance listening, speaking, reading and writing in my instruction. In fact, this principle still guides my practice today. What do you see as the benefits of striving for this balance? What are some practical examples you can share?

Discussion: Should we teach spelling in adult education?

Is spelling an important topic to teach in adult education? In How the English Language is Holding Kids Back, the article sates, "English-speaking children then spend years progressing through different reading levels and mastering the spelling of more and more words.

Notice: Don’t Miss Today’s Unique Exploration of Challenges Facing Native Learners!

Event Title: Common Challenges Facing Native Americans & Diverse Learners

Event Type: Online Discussion in the LINCS Community

Event Location: The Diversity and Literacy and Reading and Writing  groups

Date(s): September 21-23, 2015

Greetings, Members!

Notice: Next Week: Dive into Common Challenges Facing Native American Learners!

Event Title: Common Challenges Facing Native Americans & Diverse Learners

Event Type: Online Discussion in the LINCS Community

Event Location: The Diversity and Literacy and Reading and Writing  groups

Date(s): September 21-23, 2015

Notice: LINCS Book Study Event Starts Today!

Greetings LINCS Community,

We are delighted to kick off the New Year with a LINCS book group: Reading for Understanding: How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms.

Today begins our dive into Ruth Schoenbach, Cynthia Greenleaf, and Lynn Murphy’s “Reading for Understanding: How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms.”

Notice: Read, Share, Discuss! LINCS Launches User-Led Book Group!

Greetings LINCS Community,

This holiday season, don’t forget to add Reading for Understanding: How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms to your holiday book list!

If you are already a member of the Reading and Writing group on LINCS, you may have noticed that a new microgroup has launched.

Notice: ABE Teachers & Professional Developers, Join Our New Book Group!

Dear LINCS Community Members,

The LINCS Community is pleased to announce its first book group, Reading for Understanding: How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms.

A direct result of strong user interest and lively discussion, this book study will offer an online space for exploring the principles of Reading Apprenticeship while providing a reading schedule and discussion facilitated by Meryl Becker-Prezocki and Susan Finn-Miller.

Notice: Reminder: LINCS August Webinars This Week!

Dear LINCS Community members,

Seats still remain for this week’s Graphic Organizers for Reading Instruction and Making the LINCS Science Course Series Work for You webinars. This is a reminder that both events will start promptly at 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. We hope you will join us for each of these important events.

Notice: Register Now: LINCS August Webinars

Dear LINCS Community members,

Next week begins several expert-led professional development webinars.

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