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By The ESL Nexus
Find 5 resources about Early Human Prehistory, Ancient India, Ancient China, the Vikings, and Early European colonies in the New World. Each resource includes blank and filled-in charts that answer questions about those particular time periods. The
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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, CCRA.L.4, WHST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8
$35.00
$28.00
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
These graphic organizers, posters, checklists, and sentence starters will help all your students develop their skills in editing and revising paragraphs, writing summaries of fiction and non-fictions texts, and organizing index card notes and
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RL.7.2, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.2, RL.11-12.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2, RI.6.2, RI.7.2...
$11.75
$9.40
23
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
These 11 back to school resources will help you create a positive classroom environment, set students up for academic success, establish productive relationships with your students’ families, and support your teaching. This bundle includes both
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Professional Development, Google Apps
$45.75
$34.20
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Here are 6 resources that teach students how to do various types of writing, organize information that will be used for writing, cite sources in MLA format when writing a bibliography, and edit writing plus a 7th resource with several rubrics and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Posters, Task Cards
$35.00
$28.00
5
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Teach your students how to do different types of compare and contrast writing; argumentative, persuasive, and opinion writing; and how to write MLA citations for bibliographies with this bundle of 3 writing resources! All materials are in color and
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Posters, Task Cards
$18.50
$14.80
8
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
These 4 low prep 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 and then
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
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...
$16.50
$13.20
5
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Use these 6 resources before, during, and at the end of teaching a unit on Prehistory and Ancient History. You can use them to:* Assess what your students already know about the topic.* Give students an introduction to archeology.* Provide your
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps, Lesson
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.6.1, W.6.2...
$27.75
$22.20
3
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
This big China bundle includes 6 resources altogether: 4 resources about China that introduce your students to Chinese culture, geography, and history while giving them reading, writing, and grammar tasks to do, 1 resource with Chinese zodiac
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.3.8, RI.4.2, RI.4.8, RI.5.7, RI.5.8, RI.5.9, RI.6.2, RI.8.5, RF.3.4, RF.4.4...
$27.75
$22.20
2
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
These virtual classroom backgrounds for Zoom™, Google Meet™, other digital platforms that use a 16:9 aspect ratio are a great way to keep your students interested when you’re teaching units about Prehistory, Mesopotamia, and Ancient Egypt. The
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Internet Activities
$14.50
$11.60
Bundle
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, EFL - ESL - ELD, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
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...
$40.25
$32.20
1
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
These short biographies profile 80 African-American men and women, 100 American women of various ethnicities, and 68 women around the world who were pioneers in their field or achieved something notable. Each resource has different people in it so
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Black History Month, Women's History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Centers
CCSS:
W.5.2, W.5.4, W.6.2, W.6.4, W.7.2, W.7.4, W.8.2, W.8.4, SL.5.2, SL.5.4, L.5.1...
$18.75
$15.00
2
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
These holiday word search and crossword puzzles help you teach your students about 19 Federal and other American holidays. Each resource in this bundle includes 3 word search puzzles at different levels of difficulty and 1 crossword puzzle with a
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$63.25
$50.50
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Use these printable multilingual posters in 61 (Hello resource) and 65 (Welcome resource) 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
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
These resources let your students practice or review a variety of English Language Arts and Math skills by using task cards or doing color-by-number activities. All the resources are appropriate for English Language Learners as well as your other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Cultural Activities
$18.00
$14.40
2
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
These 3 classroom-tested, beginning of the year resources are a great way to start your school year! Each resource is a lesson plan with detailed directions and includes all the materials you need to easily implement them. While intended as back to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Lesson
$12.00
$9.60
3
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Use these posters to say Hello, Welcome and Happy New Year in different languages to students and parents on school occasions throughout the year. Each set of the Welcome and Hello resources includes posters in 33 languages; the Happy New Year
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$14.97
$11.98
1
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Use these 156 posters to say Hello, Welcome and Happy New Year in different languages to students and parents on school occasions throughout the year. The Welcome resource includes 65 posters, the Hello resource includes 61 posters and the Happy
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$18.50
$14.80
1
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Find task cards, word searches, and a crossword puzzle in this bundle of 3 Halloween products! There are Print and Google Drive™ versions of all the resources. Each product is based on 20 Halloween-themed vocabulary words (see below for a list of
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$12.00
$9.40
2
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
This bundle includes 2 China resources that you can use for reading and writing practice or review: Chinese New Year Writing Activities, which has reading and writing tasks about the Chinese New Year holiday, and Chinese New Year ELA Task Cards for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1, L.3.1, L.3.2, L.3.3, L.4.1, L.4.2, L.4.3, L.5.1, L.5.2...
$7.25
$5.80
3
Bundle
By The ESL Nexus
Teach your students about American holidays celebrated in March, April and May with this bundle of 4 resources! There are word searches and crossword puzzles for St. Patrick’s Day, Earth Day, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day. Each resource includes 3
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$14.50
$11.60
1
Bundle
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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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