In a Nutshell is a series of short posts where I try to explain some key concepts in language teaching and learning. I will introduce those concepts in the fewest possible words; therefore, do not expect the explanations to be deep and extensive. The idea is to present terms and theories in simple words and,
Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a super sweet story of the strong bond between a granddaughter and her grandmother, which transcends their language barrier. Mango, Abuela, and Me can be used in the classroom in critical literacy activities. Some of the themes that it addresses
Ever since I arrived in the U.S. as a student, I have also taught in the two major educational settings that receive English language learners in the country, and the two of them have some particular characteristics that I would like to describe here. School-aged children and adolescents who are speakers of other languages in
This is the introduction of a series of six posts. The series lists more than 50 biographies written for children and adolescents. It brings the valuable stories of people from all over the world, which can lead the young readers into educational discussions and a better understanding of cultural diversity.