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Hello colleagues, Here are some recent interesting threads to check out if you have the time an the inclination.

1619 Project – Pulitzer Center’s Educational Resources

Some members have likely seen The New York Times Magazine's recent issue entitled the "1619 Project," which "explores the legacy of black Americans starting with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in 1619." 

  • How might teachers draw upon these resources for teaching reading and writing in a social studies context?
  • How can teachers prepare students to engage respectfully in complex issues such as those raised by the 1619 Project materials?

Favorite Tools for GED RLA Extended Response

Check out this thread if you are in need of resources for teaching the GED extended response.

  • What additional resources can you share for teaching the GED extended response?
  • What tips can you pass along?

Vocabulary: What does it mean to know a word?

With regard to vocabulary, we don’t just know words. We know them to varying degrees. In fact, deepening our understanding of how to use words effectively is a life-long effort for all of us! Learners sometimes know words, but they may not always understand how to use those words precisely.

  • Join this conversation to add your insights about teaching vocabulary.
  • What vocabulary teaching strategies can you recommend?

Thanks for being a valuable part of our community!

Cheers, Susan Finn Miller

Moderator, English Language Acquisition CoP

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