Folktales contain a widely understood "language" that allows students to engage in cross-cultural discourse.
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This article breaks down the flipped instructional model into three easy parts, allowing you to engage your English learners in more cognitively demanding activities in the classroom. 
In the October Grammatically Speaking column, grammar expert T. Leo Schmitt discusses prepositions, including general rules for use and teaching tips for ELLs. 

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Cuisenaire rods are counting blocks used in math to help students with basic math functions. The activities here introduce you to ways to use the rods for language development with your lower proficiency students; work on comparisons, syllables, and parts of speech. If you don't have access to Cuisenaire rods, use the template provided here to create your own personal classroom sets! 

Money, like food or clothing, is universal, but the characteristics of world currencies are vastly variable, and can teach students about places and cultures all over the globe—or right where they're living. Jeanne Beck provides six topics about money, along with interesting facts and trivia, to discuss with your students, as well as activities to use in class. For Grades 3–8+. 

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