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By The ESL Nexus
These 25 writing prompts can be used when teaching about the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires in a world history class or about the Near or Middle East in a world geography class or for doing quick writes or longer writing tasks in an English class.
Subjects:
Geography, Writing, World History
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.3, W.6.4, W.6.10, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.3, W.7.4, W.7.10, W.8.1...
$7.00
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By The ESL Nexus
If you teach African Studies, this set of 12 images based on photographs will surely enhance your lessons! You can use this clipart in Black History Month, world geography courses learning about Africa, language arts courses when reading African
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Black History Month, African History
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Cultural Activities
$3.75
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By The ESL Nexus
Chinese New Year 2022 is the Year of the Tiger! Celebrate with these clipart images of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. You can use them during the Lunar New Year and in your lessons about Chinese history and culture. Students can use them
Subjects:
Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal, Graphic Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Clip Art, Cultural Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.25
3
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By The ESL Nexus
If you teach about Africa in a world geography class, read African literature in a Language Arts class, or need an activity for Black History Month, these writing prompts are for you! This resource contains 2 types of writing tasks with different
Subjects:
Writing, Black History Month, African History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.4, W.5.10, W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.10, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.4...
$5.75
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By The ESL Nexus
This resource includes 11 clipart photographs of gourds, printable pages with 5 short writing tasks about the gourds, and a Google Drive™ version of the writing prompts about the gourds. You can use the photographs as clipart images on bulletin
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Autumn
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.6, W.3.10, W.4.1, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.6, W.4.10, W.5.1...
$4.25
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By The ESL Nexus
If you teach about Africa in a world geography class, read African literature in a Language Arts class, or need an activity for Black History Month, these writing prompts are for you! This resource contains 2 types of writing tasks with different
Subjects:
Writing, Black History Month, African History
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.4, W.5.10, W.6.1, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.10, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.4...
$6.50
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By The ESL Nexus
This freebie includes 1 clip art image based on a photograph of an artifact and 3 writing prompts about that same artifact that I purchased when I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa. This resource is a sampler from a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Black History Month
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Clip Art, Cultural Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.5.2, W.5.4, W.5.10, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.6.10, W.7.2, W.7.4, W.7.10, W.8.2, W.8.4...
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By The ESL Nexus
Scenic images from southern Maine are represented in this set of 8 photographs. Use them when teaching about New England or the 50 States, or whenever you need realistic images of the Atlantic Ocean, lighthouses, or flowers. What educators who
Subjects:
Geography, Environment, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Cultural Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Other
FREE
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By The ESL Nexus
This resource contains 6 photo-based posters about Time. Each poster has 1 quotation on it and is overlaid on a photograph. A list of 5 suggestions for using these posters with your students is included. You can also use this resource as a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.L.1
FREE
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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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