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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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Translanguaging - Emergent Bilinguals: Simultaneous vs. Sequential

    Translanguaging - Emergent Bilinguals: Simultaneous vs. Sequential

    The History of Translanguaging  In this video, Vivian Pratts explains the concept of translanguaging, which was coined by Welsh educator, Cen Williams. He dev...
  4. Translanguaging Pedagogy and Paired Literacy Instruction for Bilinguals

    Translanguaging Pedagogy and Paired Literacy Instruction for Bilinguals

    In this video, Vivian Pratts discusses the translanguaging pedagogy. The pedagogy itself is a teaching practice that is culturally responsive, such as dual-lan...
  5. Cross Language Connections During Preview, View and Review

    Cross Language Connections During Preview, View and Review

    In this video, Vivian Pratts breaks down the concept of Preview, View, Review. This is a technique in which a teacher takes a few minutes prior to teaching a l...
  6. Guided Reading K-5: Collaborative Meaning-Making in Small Groups, Session 1

    Guided Reading K-5: Collaborative Meaning-Making in Small Groups, Session 1

    Watch as Educational Consultant, Debra Crouch focuses on coming to a common definition of Guided Reading and guided reading for small groups in this Guided Read...
  7. Guided Reading K-5: Focusing on Learners, Session 2

    Guided Reading K-5: Focusing on Learners, Session 2

    Watch as Educational Consultant, Debra Crouch focuses on assessments and grouping for Guided Reading lessons in this Guided Reading Webinar Series, Session 2. C...
  8. Guided Reading K-5: Learning about Supports and Challenges in Texts, Session 3

    Guided Reading K-5: Learning about Supports and Challenges in Texts, Session 3

    Watch as Educational Consultant, Debra Crouch explains the use of supports and challenges within leveled texts in this Guided Reading Webinar, Session 3. Click ...
  9. Guided Reading K-1: Lessons with Emergent Readers, Session 4

    Guided Reading K-1: Lessons with Emergent Readers, Session 4

    Watch as Educational Consultant, Debra Crouch focuses on Lesson Structure and Facilitation for Discussion with Emergent Readers in this 4th session of our Guide...

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