Category Archives: ELL/ESL and Bilingual Books

Choosing the World Our Students Read

In a guest post, Emily Chiariello discusses Teaching Tolerance’s new curriculum tool, “Project Appendix D,” that empowers educators to identify texts that both meet the demands of the Common Core Standards and reflect the world in which our students live.

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How to Teach Close Reading Using a Recipe

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models how to teach and practice close reading with the nonfiction text: recipes.

5 Strategies to Help Parents Navigate Lexile

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares 5 ways parents can navigate the bookshelves to find the right book for their children and help support student success.

8 Strategies to Help Educators Explain Lexile and Invest Stakeholders

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares 8 ways teachers and school staff can help parents navigate the bookshelves to find the right book for their children and help support student success.

7 Strategies to Help Booksellers and Librarians Navigate Lexile

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares 7 ways booksellers and librarians can help parents navigate the bookshelves to find the right book for their children and help support student success.

Character Education, Part 1: How To Choose Books For Core Value Study

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, offers four strategies to help teachers select purposeful and meaningful books for the start of school, creating a strong classroom culture, and teaching character education.

11 Educator Resources for Teaching Children About Latin American Immigration and Migration

Our literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, recommends 11 educator resources to accompany picture books around Latin American immigration and give students the context and perspective they need to understand current events and the diversity in experiences of coming to America.

11 Books on Latin American Immigration and Migration

Our literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, presents 11 picture books to discuss current events around Latin American immigration.

5 Tips to Engage Latino Families and Students

Today we are featuring one of First Book’s celebrity blog series. Peggy McLeod, Ed. D. the Deputy Vice President of Education and Workforce Development at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), writes on engaging Latino families and children in reading and learning.

Strategies For Teaching English Language Learners—Part 4: Writing, Speaking, & Listening Practice

Literacy Specialist Jill Eisenberg models how to teach vocabulary words with writing and speaking activities in part 4 of a series on supporting English Language Learners in the classroom using strategies recommended by the Institute of Education Sciences and What Works Clearinghouse in the new practice guide, Teaching Academic Content And Literacy To English Learners In Elementary And Middle School.