The ESL Nexus

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By The ESL Nexus
It can be hard to teach about the Viking Age and early European colonies in North America because there are so many people and places that students learn about. It’s even more difficult for English Language Learners and other students whose reading
Subjects:
U.S. History, Holidays/Seasonal, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RI.5.9, W.3.10, W.4.10, W.5.8, W.5.10, W.6.8, W.6.10, W.7.8, W.7.10, W.8.8...
$34.00
$27.20
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Use these multilingual posters in 30 different languages to greet students, families, and community members throughout the school year. They are great to use at the beginning of the year, at Open Houses, parent conference nights, international
Subjects:
Foreign Languages, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Cultural Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$28.00
$22.40
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
These short biographies profile 80 African-American men and women, 100 American women of various ethnicities, and 68 women around the world who were pioneers in their field or achieved something notable. Included in each resource are 15 ways to use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Black History Month, Women's History Month
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
W.5.2, W.5.4, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.7.2, W.7.4, W.8.2, W.8.4, SL.5.2, SL.5.4, L.5.1...
$17.00
$13.60
1
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
These short biographies profile 100 American women and 68 women around the world who were pioneers in their field or achieved something notable. Included in each resource are 15 ways to use these task cards to help your students develop their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Women's History Month
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
W.5.2, W.5.4, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.7.2, W.7.4, W.8.2, W.8.4, SL.5.2, SL.5.4, L.5.1...
$11.50
$9.20
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Go beyond Greek and Latin when teaching word origins with the resources in this bundle. With 5 resources included, your students will learn about English words that come from these languages: Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Nahuatl & Algonquian
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$20.25
$16.20
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Teach your students about popular American holidays with this big bundle of 17 resources! There are word searches and crossword puzzles for 18 holidays in every month of the year except August. Each resource includes 3 word search puzzles and 1
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$48.75
$44.20
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Teach your students about American holidays celebrated in January and February with this bundle of 4 resources! There are word searches and crossword puzzles for New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents Day. Each
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$13.00
$10.40
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Namaste! Use the 3 resources in this bundle to help your students learn about the geography, history, societies, religions, empires and emperors of Ancient India. The 73 vocabulary words and 12 charts teach students about 4,000 years of history!✓
Subjects:
World History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Flash Cards
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RI.5.9, W.5.8, W.6.8, W.7.8, W.8.8, L.6.6, L.7.6, L.8.6, L.9-10.6, WHST.6-8.7...
$15.75
$12.50
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Help your students develop their reading and writing skills as they learn about Chinese history and society from ancient times to the modern era with the 4 resources included in this bundle:* Students read about Chinese dynasties, famous emperors
Subjects:
Writing, Asian Studies, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Cultural Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.3.8, RI.4.2, RI.4.8, RI.5.7, RI.5.8, RI.5.9, RI.6.2, RI.8.5, RF.3.4, RF.4.4...
$18.75
$15.00
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Use these 5 resources before, during, and at the end of teaching a unit on Prehistory and Ancient History. You can use them to:* Assess what your students already know about the topic* Give students an introduction to archeology* Provide your
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.3.4, W.3.10, W.4.2, W.4.4, W.4.10, W.5.2, W.5.4, W.5.10, W.6.1, W.6.2...
$21.50
$17.20
2
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
This bundle includes 6 resources that teach your students how to do various types of writing, how to organize information that will be used for writing, how to cite sources of writing for a bibliography, and how to edit writing. The 7th resource
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Posters, Task Cards
$31.50
$25.00
5
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Teach your students how to do different types of compare and contrast writing; argumentative, persuasive, and opinion writing; and how to write citations properly with this bundle of 3 writing resources! When you purchase this bundle, you'll save
Subjects:
Writing, For All Subjects, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Task Cards, Printables
$16.75
$13.40
8
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Use these posters to say Hello, Welcome and Happy New Year in different languages to students and parents on school occasions throughout the year. Each set of the Welcome, Hello, and Happy New Year posters includes posters in 30 languages. The most
Subjects:
Back to School, The New Year, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Cultural Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$17.00
$13.60
1
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
This big bundle includes 6 resources altogether: 4 resources about China that introduce your students to Chinese culture, geography, and history while giving them reading, writing, and grammar tasks to do, 1 resource with Chinese zodiac clipart, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.3.8, RI.4.2, RI.4.8, RI.5.7, RI.5.8, RI.5.9, RI.6.2, RI.8.5, RF.3.4, RF.4.4...
$25.00
$20.00
2
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Find task cards, word searches, and a crossword puzzle in this bundle of 3 Halloween products! There are Print and Google Drive™ versions of all the resources. Each product is based on 20 Halloween-themed vocabulary words (see below for a list of
Subjects:
Halloween, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$10.00
$8.00
2
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
This bundle includes 2 China resources that you can use for reading and writing practice or review: Chinese New Year Writing Activities, which has reading and writing tasks about the Chinese New Year holiday, and Chinese New Year ELA Task Cards for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1, L.3.1, L.3.2, L.3.3, L.4.1, L.4.2, L.4.3, L.5.1, L.5.2...
$6.50
$5.20
3
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
This small bundle includes 2 China resources that you can use when teaching about Chinese culture: C is for China, an ABC book about China, and Chinese Zodiac Animals Clipart, a set of 12 pictures of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. The China
Subjects:
Asian Studies, Informational Text, Graphic Arts
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Clip Art, Cultural Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.3.8, RI.4.2, RI.4.8, RI.5.8, RI.6.2, RI.8.5, RF.3.4, RF.4.4, RF.5.4, SL.3.2...
$8.75
$7.00
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
These resources let your students practice or review a variety of English Language Arts and Math skills by using task cards or doing color-by-number activities. All the resources are appropriate for English Language Learners as well as your other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$16.50
$13.20
2
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
These 3 resources contain engaging activities that help your students better understand the history of the scientific method and its importance in science today. Using these resources enables you to integrate speaking, listening, reading, writing,
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.5.7, W.5.2, W.5.4, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.10, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.7, W.6.8, W.6.10...
$11.50
$9.20
2
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
This bundle of 4 sets of digital papers contains 46 different papers that are sure to enhance your projects! All papers were created from photographs taken by The ESL Nexus and are in .jpg format, 300 dpi, and sized 12" x 12". They can be used for
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Products For TpT Sellers, Graphic Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Fun Stuff
$8.25
$6.00
Bundle
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I specialize in creating low-prep, academically engaging resources for English Language Learners in Mainstream and ESL classes. Over a period of 25 years, I taught English Language Learners of all ages and proficiency levels at universities in Asia, private language programs in the US and finally at a public school in Massachusetts where I began by teaching Grades K - 8 and ended up teaching students in Grades 3 - 8. I taught English Language Development as well as Content-Based ESL that focused on Social Studies (Ancient History, World History, American History, World Geography); I also did push-in and pull-out Math and Science lessons for ELLs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I loved helping adolescent English Language Learners develop their language, critical thinking and technology skills. I had high expectations for my students and I knew that with support, they could all be successful. I worked hard to create an atmosphere where students felt comfortable expressing their ideas and opinions because I believe that fostered their motivation and desire to learn. I embedded technology in my lessons as much as possible, but it was the human connection I made with each individual student that was most important to me as a teacher. I also really enjoyed collaborating with other teachers and helping them provide effective instruction to the English Language Learners in their classes. Some of my most rewarding experiences as an educator came from co-teaching lessons. I shared ideas with other teachers and implemented cross-curricular activities for students whenever possible to enhance their learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

ING Unsung Heroes Award in 2010; interviewed by Voice of America in 2008 about an online journal I founded and published for ELL teacher trainers; Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Award to India in 2007; nominated for Disney's American Teacher Award in 2001; presented at educational conferences in the US, Canada, and China; published articles about teaching English Language Learners in professional journals and books.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. Brown University (anthropology); M.A. School for International Training (intercultural administration); M.A.T. School for International Training (teaching English to speakers of other languages); numerous courses, workshops and in-service trainings on all aspects of teaching English Language Learners; studied French in an intensive summer program in Quebec; high school exchange student to Sweden for one year.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Other interests include photography, the Old West, cuisine throughout the ages, and playing table tennis. You can follow me on My Blog, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.

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