Frames for Fluency, a K–5 Oral Language Development Tool, Named Finalist for AEP Awards

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Frames for Fluency, a teacher tool-kit with more than 550 ready-made sentence frames, was recently named a finalist for two AEP awards. The AEP awards recognize educational resources for their outstanding quality and educational value.

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Ready-Made K-5 Sentence Frames

Frames for Fluency is a finalist in the Distinguished Achievement Awards for ESL/ELL.

Frames for Fluency, a K–5 oral language development tool from Ballard & Tighe, Publishers, has been named as a finalist in two categories of the 2011 Association for Educational Publishers (AEP) Awards.

The AEP holds awards for the highest standard for quality, professional educational resources and excellence in education marketing. The annual awards program and its seal of excellence are widely recognized by educators, administrators, and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value.

This year, Frames for Fluency is a finalist in the Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAA) for ESL/ELL. Judged in the curriculum category, Frames for Fluency was evaluated on traits such as efficacy, usability, and overall educational value.

Frames for Fluency is also a finalist in the Beacon Awards for best Microsite, a recognition based on effective branding and engaging messages that communicate the value of products to teachers, administrators, and parents.

What is Frames for Fluency? It is a toolbox of more than 550 ready-made sentence frames organized by proficiency level. The teacher tool kit gives ELLs the opportunity to experience and practice oral language in a meaningful and structured way, enabling them to achieve high levels of academic oral fluency and grammatical accuracy. Learn more at

The full list of finalists for this year's AEP awards can be seen at Winners will be announced at the AEP Awards Banquet & Gala, June 8, 2011 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.

About Ballard & Tighe
Ballard & Tighe, Publishers ( has focused on developing products for English language learners since 1976. Ballard & Tighe produces assessment products and English language development materials that are used in more than 3,500 school districts throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Contact: Khoi Nguyen, Ballard & Tighe, Publishers, 714.990.4332 / knguyen(at)ballard-tighe(dot)com

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