The ESL Nexus

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By The ESL Nexus
Students will develop critical thinking and writing skills when they use these evaluation forms to assess their performance on projects, curriculum units and courses. These forms will also help your students develop metacognitive awareness of their
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Google Apps
$3.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By The ESL Nexus
This low prep print-and-go end of year activity is a great way for students to show what they learned about ancient or world civilizations during the school year. Using their knowledge of the ancient world, students write a persuasive letter to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.4, W.7.1, W.7.4, W.8.1, W.8.4, WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.4
$3.75
10 ratings
3.9
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By The ESL Nexus
This low prep, print-and-go end of year writing activity is a fun and engaging way for students to demonstrate what they learned in their Science class this year. Students to pretend to be alien scientists who have to write letters to the
Subjects:
Science, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.4, W.5.1, W.5.4, W.6.1, W.6.4, W.7.1, W.7.4, W.8.1, W.8.4, WHST.6-8.1...
$3.50
7 ratings
3.9
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By The ESL Nexus
This low prep, print-and-go writing activity is a great way for students to show what they learned about the geography of the United States during the school year. Students have to write a letter to their family and persuade them to visit a U.S.
Subjects:
Geography, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.4, W.4.1, W.4.4, W.5.1, W.5.4
$3.75
4 ratings
4.0
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By The ESL Nexus
This low prep print-and-go resource is a engaging end of year writing activity for Social Studies classes that learned about world geography. Students pretend that they are going to be exchange students and, based on their knowledge of regions of
Subjects:
Geography, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.4, W.7.1, W.7.4, W.8.1, W.8.4, WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.4
$3.50
6 ratings
3.7
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By The ESL Nexus
This low prep, print-and-go writing activity is a great way for students to show what they learned about American history between the late 1400s and 1800 during the school year. Students pretend to be a famous actor who is creating a TV series
Subjects:
U.S. History, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.4, W.6.1, W.6.4, W.7.1, W.7.4, W.8.1, W.8.4, WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.4
$3.50
4 ratings
3.8
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By The ESL Nexus
Students can use these templates for writing practice over Spring Break, Summer Vacation, Thanksgiving vacation, Christmas and New Year's holidays, and other vacations that occur during the school year. Just print out the template you want your
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$1.50
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By The ESL Nexus
This low prep, print-and-go end of year product is a fun and engaging way for students to write about their favorite fiction or non-fiction book that they read in their English/English Language Arts class this year. A writing prompt in RAFTS form
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.4, W.4.1, W.4.4, W.5.1, W.5.4, W.6.1, W.6.4, W.7.1, W.7.4, W.8.1...
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By The ESL Nexus
These 4 low prep, print-and-go resources for ancient and world civilizations, world geography, American history between the late 1400s and 1800, and the geography of the United States let your students review what they learned during the school year
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.4, W.4.1, W.4.4, W.5.1, W.5.4, W.6.1, W.6.4, W.7.1, W.7.4, W.8.1...
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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 collecting postcards. You can follow me on My Blog, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.

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