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Video: Imagine Learning helps Utah students achieve higher levels of literacy

With Imagine Learning in classrooms all across the state of Utah, the standard of learning is a lot higher. And as an educational partner with districts all over, we've successfully helped ELL students achieve a higher level of literacy. In fact, these same districts are now experiencing incredible results with their K–1 students.
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Investing in technology for young learners

Recently I read an interesting news article about a school district that voted to supply all its kindergarten students with iPad 2 tablets for the upcoming school year. Since the iPad’s release last year, there has been much discussion and speculation on how tablet computers will impact education and technology use in the classroom. Amid all the speculation, I found it interesting to see a forward-thinking example of rolling out such technology district-wide, especially for such young learners.
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5 tips to get your preschoolers speaking

You don't realize how quickly children pick up on language until you hear your Kindergartners reciting the latest pop lyrics on the playground. While students in early childhood education may be excellent at mimicry, they still need help developing their vocabulary. According to Theresa Roberts's new book No Limits to Literacy, children must be aware of two components of a word before they can use it correctly: meaning and pronunciation. Without knowing both the meaning and pronunciation of a word, children (and adults alike) are powerless to use new vocabulary successfully. So we've pulled together five tips from Roberts's book to help your early childhood education students expand -- and actually use -- their new vocabulary.
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New vocabulary approach helps young English learners race ahead

In a recent study in the Elementary School Journal, one researcher asked if the right kind of vocabulary instruction could be equally as effective for English learners as it is for native English speakers. Her study shows a surprising result: English learners actually acquired vocabulary more quickly than their classmates did. The study, conducted by Rebecca Deffes Silverman while at Harvard University, shows that the right type of vocabulary instruction makes a big difference for early childhood education students. According to previous studies, vocabulary is not only “the primary determinant of future reading comprehension,” but also the “single most encountered obstacle” for English learners. But that didn’t deter any English learners in the five Kindergarten classes that Silverman studied.
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How Imagine Language & Literacy helps kindergartners learn

Sending your child to school for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. For Yanel Morales it was no exception. Like all mothers, she wanted her daughter to leave Kindergarten knowing how to read. But unlike most mothers, Yanel had some insider information to give her confidence. Her daughter Megan would be attending the same school where Yanel taught, using the same successful program Yanel's students used.
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