Jennifer Kobrin
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Center for Expanded Learning, Foundations, Inc.
About Me
As a former educator, I've taught English in a variety of settings, including a public elementary school in Costa Rica, adult immigrants in Harlem, and young adults at the college level. I'm fluent in Spanish, and have lived in Spain, Costa Rica, and El Salvador. My current position takes me everywhere from Milwaukee to Los Angeles to work with teachers, school administrators, and community-based programs. Most of the work I do involves strenghtening supports for English Language Learning and Learners. I believe acquiring a second language is a powerful tool in understanding other cultures and perspectives, and am committed to ensuring that learners of English in the United States are successful in school and in life.

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Omit Needless Words

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 3:28pm 0 Comments

Christopher Johnson’s new book, “Microstyle: The Art of Writing Little,” reviewed yesterday in the New York Times, is a “guide to verbal strategies that make very short messages effective, interesting, and memorable.”  ‘Big Style,’ (a term the author uses that roughly equates to what my father calls ‘the grammar police’) confounds the set of necessary rules that allow readers to make…


New Report: 8 Recommendations to Get All Kids Reading on Grade Level by 3rd Grade

Posted on April 1, 2011 at 8:23am 0 Comments

Reading by the end of 3rd grade is critical for success in school and in life. After 3rd grade, the focus shifts from learning to read to reading to learn. Research shows that students who haven’t mastered basic reading skills by the end of 3rd grade—whom we call ‘striving readers’—are less likely to get on track and keep up with their peers’ academic achievement. Research also shows that striving readers after the primary years are more…


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