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By The ESL Nexus
Use these posters in 33 different languages to welcome students back to school at the beginning of the year, parents at your back-to-school open house, or at parent-teacher conferences. The ten most common languages spoken by students in American
Subjects:
World Language, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$6.25
42
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By The ESL Nexus
Help your English Language Learners and other students in Grades 5 - 8 learn essential content-area vocabulary words! The words cover commonly-taught English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies topics and come in 3 sizes. Words are
Subjects:
Test Preparation, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Flash Cards, Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
L.5.4, L.5.6, L.6.4, L.6.6, L.7.4, L.7.6, L.8.4, L.8.6
$6.25
18
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By The ESL Nexus
Save yourself some time and use a ready-made pre-test at the beginning of the year to find out what your students already know about Ancient History. There are 2 versions: Version 1 covers Prehistory and the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt,
Subjects:
Ancient History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Lesson
$4.25
17
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By The ESL Nexus
Here are checklists and posters to help your students when they have to edit and revise their paragraphs. Students can use them to check their own writing and to peer edit their classmates' work. You can also use them for formative and summative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Posters
CCSS:
W.5.5, W.6.5, W.7.5, W.8.5, L.5.1, L.5.2, L.6.1, L.6.2, L.7.1, L.7.2, L.8.1...
$4.00
20
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By The ESL Nexus
Teach about the Vikings 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, EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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
9
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By The ESL Nexus
Use these posters in 33 different languages to say "Hello" to your students on the first day of school and to greet parents and the school community at school-wide events. Sixteen of the most common languages spoken by students in American public
Subjects:
World Language, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$6.25
15
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By The ESL Nexus
Let your students pretend to be archaeologists and conduct a dig in their classroom in this back to school activity, or whenever you want to introduce them to the field of archaeology. Students will analyze artifacts and record their observations,
Subjects:
Archaeology, Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Handouts
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.6.2, W.6.4...
$4.00
16
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By The ESL Nexus
Weekly progress reports are a great way to maintain frequent contact with parents and guardians and keep them informed of how their children are doing in your class. These classroom management forms are quick and easy to use, come in both English
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, For Parents, Google Apps
$3.50
18
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By The ESL Nexus
Filled with activities and ideas you can use right away, this sampler includes 20 freebies that address the needs of English Language Learners at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of English language proficiency. Just click on the
Subjects:
ESL / ELL / EFL, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, ...
Types:
Activities, Teacher Manuals
FREE
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By The ESL Nexus
Students practice using 10 reading comprehension strategies with the digital and printable graphic organizers in this resource. Students can also create a printable or digital picture dictionary of the reading comprehension strategies they use.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.10, RL.6.10, RL.7.10, RL.8.10, RI.5.10, RI.6.10, RI.7.10, RI.8.10, RH.6-8.10, RST.6-8.10
$3.50
28
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RI.5.9, W.5.8, W.6.8, W.7.8, W.8.8
$5.25
3
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By The ESL Nexus
Use these multilingual posters in 33 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:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters, Cultural Activities
$26.48
$21.18
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Have your students create digital posters about themselves at the beginning of the school year to introduce themselves to you and their classmates! This All About Me resource includes a 5-page lesson plan with step-by-step instructions, a handout
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Instructional Technology, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Internet Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
W.4.6, W.5.6, W.6.6, W.7.6, W.8.6, W.9-10.6, SL.4.5, SL.5.5, SL.6.5, SL.7.5, SL.8.5...
$3.75
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By The ESL Nexus
Use these posters in 33 different languages to welcome students back to school at the beginning of the year, parents at your back-to-school open house, or at parent-teacher conferences. Sixteen of the most common languages spoken by students in
Subjects:
World Language, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$4.99
2
Digital Download ZIP (7.31 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
These 2 rubrics have been used successfully for peer editing, formative assessment and summative assessment purposes and you can use them to assess narrative, expository, persuasive, and creative writing assignments. They work very well for ELLs
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Rubrics, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.5.4, W.6.4, W.7.4, W.8.4, L.5.1, L.5.2, L.5.3, L.6.1, L.6.2, L.6.3, L.7.1...
$3.50
5
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By The ESL Nexus
This 250-plus page novel unit has activities to introduce the novel, chapter pre-reading tasks, reading strategies handouts, comprehension questions, exit tickets, vocabulary words for each chapter, materials for teaching literary elements,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Ancient History
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables
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
$20.00
3
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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:
Reading, Ancient History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.6.8, W.7.8, W.8.8, WHST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8
$6.50
Digital Download PDF (17.49 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
Expand your students’ understanding of the scientific method! When students ask a real scientist questions about the scientific method, they learn how how it is used in real life. Doing a research project provides background info about some
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
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
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By The ESL Nexus
Use these posters in 33 different languages to say "Hello" to your students on the first day of school and to greet parents and the school community at school-wide events. The 10 most common languages spoken by students in American public schools
Subjects:
World Language, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$4.99
Digital Download ZIP (7.35 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
This 200+ page novel unit about Jamestown has activities to introduce the novel, chapter pre-reading tasks, reading strategies handouts, comprehension questions, exit tickets, vocabulary words for each chapter, materials for teaching literary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
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
$17.00
Digital Download PDF (17.74 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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