Saturday, January 25, 2014

Learning Out Loud: Getting First Graders To Master English

These kids are being followed in the "Class of 2025" and some of them are learning English now.   - - Donna Poisl

from OPB

Reading, math, science — they’re all priorities for today’s public schools. But there’s something more basic that young students have to master first.

Oregon teachers like Maria Popii see language as a necessary foundation to meet rising standards, which culminate in the state’s goal that all students should finish high school, starting in 2025.

“Because we’re humans and we need language to interact. And that’s how we take in information and we output information. They don’t have the language in order to perform academically,” Popii says.
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