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Word Work Wednesday

As educators, we know and understand the importance of vocabulary instruction, but we don’t always have the time to make our vocabulary activities engaging and meaningful. Sometimes it may be because of time constraints, other times, it may be that we are just having a hard time coming up with new activities. So, for today’s […]

How do we intervene with our kids?

As testing season approaches, classrooms across the state are hunkering down and making last ditch efforts to prepare students for the state assessments. The question boils down to this: are these last-ditch efforts really working? The reason the question is asked is because if the strategies and instructional approaches used during this crunch are so […]

How are we addressing the needs of our ELL students?

Throughout Texas schools, each year, more and more students participate in the Bilingual/ESL programs. As educators, we have become accustomed to this trend. But, just because we are accustomed to the trend, does this mean that we are really meeting the needs of our ELL students in the classrooms? We hear the phrase “best practices” […]