I love language, culture, and working with children, which is what led me to study linguistics, teaching English to speakers of other languages, and multicultural education throughout my bachelor's, masters and post-master's studies. I have taught young English Language Learners (ELLs) from around the world for the past 12 years at a public elementary school in Brooklyn, NY. I am lucky to have been able to design my own curriculum, and am happy to share these resources with the TPT community.
In my school, we teach English as a New Language through a balanced literacy approach. We use children's literature, non-fiction resources, and visual materials as a vehicle for teaching language and literacy, and to help ELLs meet the demands of the common core standards.
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Bachelor's: Linguistics and TESOL, Stony Brook University Master's: Multicultural Education, New York University Post-Master's: TESOL, New York University
In addition to teaching, I am also an independent Ambassador for Barefoot Books. Barefoot is a children's multicultural literature publishing company with beautifully illustrated stories with meaningful messages. I'll often include Barefoot Books in my lesson plans, and you can find our entire selection here: www.barefootbooks.com/alison-eker
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Physical Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Asian Studies, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, The New Year, Earth Day, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community