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Welcome to Literacy Voices, where our experts share instructional strategies with teachers. You'll find practical classroom tips from real educators, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice, and tools you can use immediately.
  1. How Important is Content-Rich Texts for Literacy Instruction?

    How Important is Content-Rich Texts for Literacy Instruction?

    Reading Instruction and Content Knowledge are Both Enhanced with Content-Rich Texts In Reading for Learning: Using Discipline-Based Texts to Build Content Knowl...
  2. Paired Texts Genre Units

    Paired Texts Genre Units

    Why Use Paired Texts When Teaching Genre Units Using genre, or text type, as an overarching structure for reading and writing units of study is fairly common in...
  3. Why Graphical Literacy Matters

    Why Graphical Literacy Matters

    Graphical (or visual-) literacy is essential to support students to become critical consumers and producers of content-based texts. In I See What You Mean: Vis...
  4. Biliteracy para todos™

    Biliteracy para todos™

    Introducing Biliteracy para todos™, the essential new resource for dual language learning. This unique program has been carefully crafted for simultaneous Spa...
  5. Reading Development Across Stages/ Tabla de desarrollo de lectura

    Reading Development Across Stages/ Tabla de desarrollo de lectura

    Click the image to download the Spanish Reading Development Across Stages / Tabla de desarrollo de lectura PDF for the Despegando hacia la lectura program. Desc...
  6. Reading Development Across Stages

    Reading Development Across Stages

    Click the image to download the Reading Development Across Stages PDF. Describes what students will be able to do in the eight stages of reading development.  ...
  7. Bilingual Education - The Three Pillars of Bilingual Education

    Bilingual Education - The Three Pillars of Bilingual Education

    Bilingual Education focusing on preview, view and review technique  In this video Educational Consultant, Vivian Pratts highlights the three pillars of Biling...
  8. Emergent Bilingual - The Transition from Defining Students as English Language Learners to Emergent Bilingual

    Emergent Bilingual - The Transition from Defining Students as English Language Learners to Emergent Bilingual

    Emergent Bilingual - A More Positive Approach to Bilingualism  In this video, Vivian Pratts explains how the dual-language field is slowly moving toward the p...
  9. Bilingualism - Balanced View of Bilinguals and Bilingualism 

    Bilingualism - Balanced View of Bilinguals and Bilingualism 

    In this video, Vivian Pratts talks about bilinguals, bilingualism, biliteracy, and translanguaging. With changes in the use of bilinguals and bilingualism, edu...

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