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Barrier Language

By Terri Pantuso, Secondary ELAR, Preservice Teachers, Cypress, TX:   About ten years ago, I taught an undergraduate Shakespeare class at a small university...

They Are Ready

By Audra Bolhuis, 9-10th Grade Teacher, Jenison, MI:   Kayonia was a quiet student when I had her in the ninth grade. She worked...

The Dog in BYOD

By Kate Baker, High School Teacher & 2018 CEL Convention Program Chair, Manahawkin, NJ:   Brody is eight and a half years old. With...

Book Yente

By Cherylann Schmidt, 7th/8th, Ewing, NJ:   Each year at back-to-school night, I share my goals for my students with their parents. My hope...

Authenticity Works

By Debra Schneider, District Literacy Lead and Librarian, Tracy, CA:   Students in the Senior Odyssey elective writing class were slowly building community, but...