The International Forum on Language Teaching is a grassroots organization inspired by Dr. Stephen Krashen and dedicated to the study and development of best practices for effective language instruction. Conference Venue : Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences 865 East Third Street Chattanooga TN...

Recently there was a post on the iFLT/ NTPRS/ CI Teaching Facebook page (join us there if you are not already a member! Great discussion!) on the topic of "failing readers." The scenario was...

In my classroom I teach 2-4 readers per year. When selecting readers, I want to choose books that are going to be at a comfortable level for the students. I err on the side of “too easy.” Books that are too hard will feel too...

Last week I mentioned how much I love and recommend Dave Burgess’ book Teach Like a Pirate. In his book, Dave recommends using “hooks” to engage students more deeply in the lessons you teach. I want to share my top ten favorite hooks and invite...

Whenever I travel to a conference or inservice, teachers ask “Can you tell me exactly what I need to do to teach a reader?” Well, I have a couple of initial responses to this question. First, there is no “wrong way to eat a Reese’s.” Second, I...

To kick off our new blog, CI Peek, we decided to celebrate with something really fun. You’ve probably heard of Flat Stanley. He’s a little paper guy who travels the world. Well, TPRS Publishing is proud to introduce Flat Brandon! Brandon Brown would love to...

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