Inside the U.S.A.

Essential Language and Literacy Skills for Newcomers

Develop language, survival vocabulary, and the basic building blocks of literacy for newly arrived and preliterate students. Connect Inside the U.S.A. to our middle and high school programs, or use it as a stand-alone newcomer program.
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Deborah J Short

Dr. Short directs Academic Language Research & Training and provides professional development on academic literacy, content-based ESL, and sheltered instruction worldwide. At the Center for Applied Li... more

Dr. Josefina Villamil Tinajero

Dr. Tinajero specializes in staff development and school-university partnership programs and has consulted with school districts in the U.S. to design ESL, bilingual, literacy, and bi-literacy program... more

Alfred W Tatum

Associate Professor, Literacy Education Northern Illinois University Dr. Alfred Tatum began his career as an eighth-grade teacher, later becoming a reading specialist and discovering the power of text... more

David W Moore

Professor of Education Arizona State University Dr. David Moore taught high school social studies and reading in Arizona public schools before entering college teaching. He currently teaches secondary... more

Gretchen Bernabei

Gretchen Bernabei, a secondary teacher for more than 20 years, shares the strategies in The Good Writer’s Kit that have led her struggling students to a 100% pass rate on her state’s high stakes test.... more
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