Lori Fettner

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Lori Fettner
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We've got to get back to Teaching to the Child, and not to the test!
 
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Pictures are powerful. It is still shocking to me to see how certain media outlets chose to show the side by side photos of Martin and Zimmerman so differently. There are the pics of Martin looking like an innocent child next to Zimmerman's mug
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Concrete poems are poems shaped like what they are about. This lesson is for ESL (and non ESL) students of all levels, and includes ESL strategies such as modelling and use of visuals. This lesson was used for a formal observation with 2
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This is a 3-day mini unit on interviewing, used at the beginning of my journalism course. It teaches the following skills and terms: 1. Direct quotes versus paraphrasing, and the importance of each. This lesson uses a sample interview shown via
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It is important to relate to reluctant learners and find ways to teach them at their level, engaging their interests. This lesson teaches students about symbolism through both poetry and song. I provide lyrics for the two songs I used with the
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This bundle uses the short story version of The Circuit (available widely online, and also included in the bundle.) This is a great story for ESL students, providing them with an example of someone who had to travel a lot, overcome many obstacles,
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This lesson was used with a bilingual class of Spanish speakers. Their content areas were taught in Spanish, and I was their sole English teacher. Most of them were reluctant to learn English, so I tried to engage them with interesting and fun
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Included here are two vocabulary quizzes and a final exam (with answer keys) for a unit on the book Night. These items were used in a diverse class that consisted of former ESL students and struggling readers, as well as average students. The
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This lesson plan uses the criticized CBS headline regarding the February 2016 Israeli border attack. Included are the full lesson plan, using the workshop model (learning intention, do now, mini lesson, activity, wrap), the CBS headline, as well
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I learned the hard way the importance of the first 3 days in setting up a positive classroom environment. After years of doing the wrong things, I believe I became successful at achieving the classroom environment I wanted: One with mutual respect
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This is a bundle of 4 items that are also sold separately (you can see their listings by clicking on the title.) 5 lesson plans total. Making poetry fun: 2 day intro to poetic terminology This is a two day introduction to poetry that I used for
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After many painful first days of the school year, I came up with this fun way to introduce class rules. The ice breaker helps remind students of the importance of rules and turn taking, and is a game they will likely ask to play again and again.
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I taught this unit in a 12th grade class that consisted of former ESL students, and other struggling and reluctant learners, as well as a few students who did well in school. Up until this point, this class had never been trusted to read a book at
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Journalism Course Outline This outline is for a high school journalism elective. The semester is broken down into 5 units: 1. Learning all of the jobs required to put together a school paper (writing, photography, editing, etc.) 2. Law and ethics 3.
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I taught this unit in a 12th grade class that consisted of former ESL students, and other struggling and reluctant learners, as well as a few students who did well in school. Up until this point, this class had never been trusted to read a book at
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I use this plan on the second day of the school year. It uses a QTEL (ESL) strategy to help students get to know one another. This lesson uses the workshop model and has a checkbox for the teacher to circle which standards they are using in the
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This lesson was designed for a bilingual Spanish speaking class. I was their ESL (English) teacher. Most of the students spoke little to no English, and were reluctant to do so. This is one of those activities that held their interest because of
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This lesson was used with a bilingual class of Spanish speakers. Their content areas were taught in Spanish, and I was their sole English teacher. Most of them were reluctant to learn English, so I tried to engage them with interesting and fun
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A vocabulary jigsaw is a fun group activity that I used often to review vocabulary or to review for an exam. They take awhile to put together, so I am happy to share this resource with others. This activity is designed for use with ESL students
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This exam was used in a bilingual class. Most of their classes were taught in Spanish, and I was their sole English teacher. Most of the students spoke little to no English and were new to the country. This exam has 2 parts: 1. Write the name
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I co-taught alongside an Earth Science teacher in classes consisting of ESL students, former ELLs, and other types of struggling readers. A vocabulary jigsaw is a fun group activity that I used often to review vocabulary, or to review for an
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I worked in publishing for seven years before becoming a teacher. I've been teaching for 6 years...3 at a Junior High, and 3 at a High School in high poverty areas. In these 6 years, I have taught ESL in a variety of settings, from whole-class instruction, to co-teaching, to small group. Small group is definitely my preference, and it's what I think works best for ESL students. I'm also an author. My first book, Teaching to the Child, is a memoir of my experiences teaching ESL in NYC. My second book, Welcome to Motherhood, consists of funny, reassuring, and sentimental poems for new moms. My most recent 2 books are picture books that inspire to make learning about Earth and recycling fun. Visit LoriFettner.com for more info!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe teaching should be fun, both for the teacher and students. I try to incorporate elements of art and music in my lessons whenever possible. I also love to write, and try to instill this love of writing in my students, which is hardly ever easy! I believe the classroom should be a place of mutual respect, and make this a priority that goes far above things like standards, common core, and testing! Visit LoriFettner.com for more info!

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