The ESL Nexus

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By The ESL Nexus
Teach about the Viking Age with this 115-page resource that includes reading, writing, vocabulary, and speaking tasks appropriate for all students, including English Language Learners. Also included are a map activity, task cards, word search and
Subjects:
European History, Informational Text, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RI.5.9, W.5.8, W.6.8, W.7.8, W.8.8, CCRA.L.4, WHST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8
$11.00
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By The ESL Nexus
Help your students learn about Chinese history with these blank and filled-in charts about 10 dynasties, 6 emperors, and 4 philosophers of China plus task cards, word search and crossword puzzles. The charts already filled in with information are
Subjects:
Writing, World History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Printables, Study Guides
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RI.5.9, W.5.8, W.6.8, W.7.8, W.8.8, WHST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8
$7.75
5
Digital Download PDF (16.01 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
This resource about 10 European colonies in the New World helps students who are learning about the early history of America. As students learn about English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Swedish, and Russian colonies, they can use the blank
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Printables, Study Guides
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RI.5.9, W.5.8, W.6.8, W.7.8, W.8.8
$5.25
3
Digital Download PDF (8.82 MB)
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, 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...
$37.25
$29.80
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By The ESL Nexus
What happened in the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Copper, Bronze, and Iron Ages? This resource includes blank and filled-in charts about these 6 ages of human prehistory that answer 10 questions about each time period. The charts already
Subjects:
Ancient History, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Printables, Study Guides
CCSS:
W.6.8, W.7.8, W.8.8, WHST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8
$6.50
Digital Download PDF (17.71 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
This resource includes blank and filled-in charts about 7 emperors and 5 empires in Ancient India. Students can use the blank charts to take notes when learning about the Ancient Indian rulers and dynasties. The charts that are already filled in
Subjects:
Writing, World History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Printables, Study Guides
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RI.5.9, W.5.8, W.6.8, W.7.8, W.8.8, WHST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8
$6.00
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Digital Download PDF (9.24 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
These virtual classroom backgrounds for Zoom and other platforms are a great way to keep your students interested when you’re teaching a unit on Mesopotamia. A total of 125 backgrounds were created from 16 different images. Some of the backgrounds
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Internet Activities, Other
$4.75
Digital Download ZIP (373.03 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
These virtual classroom backgrounds for Zoom and other platforms are a great way to keep your students interested when you’re teaching a Prehistory unit. A total of 45 Zoom backgrounds were created from 10 images. Some of the backgrounds were
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Internet Activities, Other
$4.25
Digital Download ZIP (104.18 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
These virtual classroom backgrounds for Zoom and other platforms are a great way to keep your students interested when you’re teaching a unit on Ancient Egypt. A total of 165 backgrounds were created from 30 different images. Some of the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Internet Activities, Other
$5.50
Digital Download ZIP (377.54 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, culinary history, and playing table tennis. You can follow me on The ESL Nexus Blog, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.

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