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By The ESL Nexus
This Boom Learning℠ resource includes 2 activities to help students learn about LGBTQ+ people and Gay Pride Month. The first activity is a reading passage about Pride Month. The second activity is to match definitions with words related to LGBTQ+
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Cultural Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$3.50
Digital Download PDF (11.00 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
Celebrate the newest federal American holiday with the 3 word search puzzles and 1 crossword puzzle in this Juneteenth resource. All the activities use 20 words related to Juneteenth, which became a national holiday on June 17, 2021. Please see
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$3.25
Digital Download PDF (8.81 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
Students demonstrate their knowledge of world geography by identifying the continents that 80 countries are located in. There is 1 card for each country. After each correct answer, 1 square from a multi-colored grid covering an image of a globe is
Subjects:
Geography, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Internet Activities
$8.00
Digital Download PDF (13.31 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
Do your students know what impeachment is and how the process works? This Boom Learning deck teaches students why a person is impeached, the steps for impeaching someone, and who in U.S. history has been impeached. Students will learn facts about
Subjects:
Government, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
$3.75
Digital Download PDF (26.79 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
This Boom Learning℠ resource with 21 digital task cards helps students learn vocabulary words about St. Patrick's Day. The first card in the deck states the instructions and also includes a word bank with 20 target vocab words. On each of the rest
Subjects:
St. Patrick's Day, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (23.04 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
This Boom Learning℠ resource with 21 digital task cards helps students learn vocabulary words about Presidents Day. The first card in the deck states the instructions and also includes a word bank with 20 target vocab words. On each of the rest of
Subjects:
Presidents' Day, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$2.00
1
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By The ESL Nexus
This Boom Learning℠ resource with 21 digital task cards helps students learn vocabulary words about Valentine’s Day. The first card in the deck states the instructions and also includes a word bank with 20 target vocab words. On each of the rest
Subjects:
Valentine's Day, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$2.00
2
Digital Download PDF (8.89 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
This Boom Learning℠ resource with 53 digital task cards is a fun way for students to learn vocabulary words about Christmas and Chanukah. Students read a definition and then select the word that matches the definition. When the word is correctly
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$5.50
Digital Download PDF (21.79 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
This Boom Learning℠ resource with 21 digital task cards helps students learn vocabulary words about Martin Luther King Day. The first card in the deck states the instructions and also includes a word bank with 20 target vocab words. On each of the
Subjects:
Martin Luther King Day, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$2.00
4
Digital Download PDF (13.15 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
This Boom Learning℠ resource with 21 digital task cards helps students learn vocabulary words about New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve in the U.S. The first card in the deck states the instructions and also includes a word bank with 20 target vocab
Subjects:
The New Year, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (32.06 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
This Boom Learning℠ resource with 21 digital task cards helps students learn vocabulary words about Christmas and Chanukah in the U.S. The first card in the deck states the instructions and also includes a word bank with 20 target vocab words. On
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (11.60 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
This Boom Learning℠ resource with 21 digital task cards helps students learn vocabulary words about Thanksgiving in the U.S. The first card in the deck states the instructions and also includes a word bank with 20 target vocab words. On each of
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (11.95 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
This Boom Learning℠ resource with 21 digital task cards helps students learn vocabulary words about Veterans Day in the U.S. The first card in the deck states the instructions and also includes a word bank with 20 target vocab words. On each of
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$2.00
1
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By The ESL Nexus
This Boom Learning℠ resource with 66 digital task cards helps students learn vocabulary words about Halloween in the U.S. There are 3 differentiated activities about 20 vocab words; the same 20 words are used in each activity. The 1st card in the
Subjects:
Halloween, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Cultural Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$4.50
Digital Download PDF (16.75 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
This Boom Learning℠ resource with 21 digital task cards helps students learn vocabulary words about Halloween in the U.S. The first card in the deck states the instructions and also includes a word bank with 20 target vocab words. On each of the
Subjects:
Halloween, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$2.00
1
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By The ESL Nexus
This Boom Learning℠ resource includes 2 activities to help students learn about Columbus Day, a Federal holiday in the U.S. The first activity is a reading passage about Christopher Columbus. The second activity is to match definitions with words
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$3.00
2
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By The ESL Nexus
This digital novel unit is a bundle of 6 Google Drive™ resources and has activities to introduce the novel, chapter pre-reading tasks, reading strategies handouts, comprehension questions, exit tickets, vocabulary words for each chapter, materials
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Ancient History
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$32.25
$25.00
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
This Google Drive™ resource is a digital guide for teachers who are reading the novel Dar and the Spear-Thrower with students. It provides a chapter-by-chapter overview of how to teach this book. There are also 2 digital tests, with answer keys,
Subjects:
Literature, Ancient History, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study, Teacher Manuals
$4.50
Digital Download PDF (9.58 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
Writing chapter summaries, writing a haiku poem, doing hashtag writing tasks, and writing short responses to questions and exit tickets for every chapter are the 5 writing activities in this Google Drive™ resource. They are great supplemental
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Ancient History, Writing
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1
$5.50
Digital Download PDF (9.94 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
The reading activities in this digital resource give students the chance to practice using 12 different reading strategies and to answer comprehension and higher-level critical thinking questions about this novel set in prehistoric Europe. The
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6
$8.00
Digital Download PDF (8.94 MB)
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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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