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4 Ways Children’s Literature Helps Language Learning

By- Kelli Drummer-Avendano

By the time children start kindergarten, they will know approximately 5,000 words in their native language. If they are raised in a bilingual (or multilingual) household, they may have a smaller vocabulary in each language, but know as many as or more words total than their monolingual counterparts. In both cases, we know that books have a significant impact on language learning. Here are a few examples of just how they help.

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Remote Learning: 5 Tips to Keep Students Engaged

By- Kelli Drummer-Avendano

In the wake of stay-at-home orders, many instructors across the globe have found themselves having to teach remotely with very little to no previous experience. One of the biggest concerns is student engagement. In the classroom, teachers can pick up on cues that students aren’t getting it or have wandered off track. Online learning is a challenge because it puts students and their caregivers in the driver’s seat. Here are five tips to help them keep their foot on the gas. 

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Ten Best National Parks to Enjoy Your Summer Vacation

By- Angela Padrón

Every summer, students are faced with the same question—what is there to do? Well, how about visiting the national parks of the United States? The National Park Service is a governmental agency that was created to preserve and maintain our country’s national parks so visitors can enjoy unique scenery, go camping, or learn about nature. Although all our national parks are filled with beauty and awe-inspiring sights, each one is unique in its own way. Here is a list of some of the top parks to visit:

#1- Grand Canyon National Park – Located in the deserts of Arizona just north of the city of Phoenix, the Grand Canyon is about 10 miles wide, 275 miles long, and a mile deep. It was formed by the Colorado River cutting through the reddish rocks over many thousands of years. It is best to visit this park in the summer, for the winters can be quite cold. But no matter when you have time to go, the magnificent size of this natural wonder will be inspiring and breathtaking.

#2-Yellowstone National Park- 

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With today's sunrise at 5:37 am and sunset 9:10 pm, we have 15 hours, 32 minutes, and 30 seconds of daylight to explore the park. How much daylight do you have today where you live? What do you plan to do with it? #HappySummerSolstice

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¡Atención docentes! Mantengan su mente activa durante las vacaciones con estos seis consejos

Por- Linda Ojeda

Luego de un largo año escolar lleno de retos, emociones y diversas experiencias, los docentes añoran disfrutar de unas merecidas vacaciones. Todos desean compartir más tiempo con la familia, pasear, visitar lugares, descansar y realizar actividades al aire libre. Y, ¿por qué no? El cerebro también necesita descansar del estrés, de las prisas cotidianas, de las madrugadas y de las tareas, entre otras cosas. 

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Past Tenses: Passato Prossimo Versus Imperfetto

By- Claudia Quesito

The main tenses used to talk about the past are passato prossimo (present perfect), imperfetto (imperfect), and passato remoto (past absolute). Passato prossimo and passato remoto translate literally as “close past” and “remote past,” but their use in contemporary Italian has little to do with how recent in time the corresponding events and situations were. Passato remoto is commonly used in Southern Italy, and not necessarily to talk about things that happened long before.

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Italian Design

By Claudia Quesito

Together with the unavoidable food, design is one of the Italian icons, known and celebrated all over the world. Italian design refers to everything devised and manufactured in Italy, including interior, fashion, urban, and architectural design. Some design items are universally recognized as made in Italy, but maybe not everyone knows that all the items that follow are 100% Italian.

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