The ESL Nexus

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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:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$3.25
Digital Download PDF (8.73 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
The materials in this resource include 6 word search puzzles and 6 crossword puzzles. The clues for the word searches are the same vocabulary words used in the novel study product (see below for the link). The clues for the crossword puzzles are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Ancient History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$3.50
Digital Download PDF (12.93 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
These Chinese New Year word search puzzles use the names of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac as the words to search for. With 3 levels of difficulty--easy, intermediate, and challenging--these color word search puzzles are differentiated so
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, Cultural Activities
$4.50
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Digital Download PDF (55.47 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
Celebrate the national holiday of the United States with the 3 word search puzzles and 1 crossword puzzle in this Independence Day resource. All the puzzles use 20 words related to the July 4th holiday. Please see below for a list of the terms. ✓
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$3.25
Digital Download PDF (24.06 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
Teach your students about American holidays celebrated in June, July and September with this bundle of 5 resources! There are word searches and crossword puzzles for Flag Day, Father’s Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, and Labor Day. Each resource
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$16.25
$13.00
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Give your students a head start on honoring their fathers or father-figures with the 3 word search puzzles and 1 crossword puzzle in this Father’s Day resource. All the puzzles use 20 words related to this paternal holiday. Please see below for a
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$3.25
Digital Download PDF (19.23 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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