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By The ESL Nexus
Use these posters in 26 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, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$5.00
33 ratings
4.0
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By The ESL Nexus
Use these posters in 26 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
$5.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By The ESL Nexus
Biographies of 80 famous and important African-Americans who were pioneers in their fields are profiled in this resource. Included are 15 ways to use these task cards to help your students develop their writing, speaking and listening skills.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Black History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
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...
$5.25
12 ratings
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By The ESL Nexus
Celebrate Ramadan with these 5 no prep print-and-go resources! Included in this product are:* A reading passage about Ramadan provides information about this major Islamic holiday. Five comprehension questions accompany the passage and an answer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Posters, Cultural Activities
$3.00
7 ratings
4.0
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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...
$3.25
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
$3.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By The ESL Nexus
These task cards provide facts about the history and customs of Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa while giving your students practice in forming conditional sentences correctly. The task cards can be used for writing or speaking practice and your
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.4.1c, L.5.1c, L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1c
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By The ESL Nexus
Celebrate Christmas around the world by saying Merry Christmas in 25 languages with these signs that represent 26 different countries! (Spanish is represented by two countries.) ✓ Please note: The Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah Multilingual
Subjects:
World Language, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.00
3 ratings
3.7
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By The ESL Nexus
Use these task cards to learn or review 20 vocabulary words that symbolize Halloween. The 3 differentiated versions make these task cards especially suitable for English Language Learners at lower proficiency levels in upper elementary and middle
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Task Cards, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
L.3.6, L.4.6, L.5.6, L.6.6, L.7.6, L.8.6
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By The ESL Nexus
Use these 78 posters to say Hello, Welcome and Happy New Year in 26 different languages to students and parents on school occasions throughout the year. Sixteen of the most common languages spoken by students in American public schools are included
Subjects:
World Language, For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$15.00
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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
$3.25
5 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 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
$3.25
4 ratings
3.8
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By The ESL Nexus
These 3 word search puzzles and 1 crossword puzzle give your students a fun way to extend their learning about Halloween. All the puzzles use the same 20 words related to this popular American holiday. Please see below for a list of the words. ✓
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$3.25
2 ratings
4.0
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By The ESL Nexus
Here are 5 color-by-number activities that include 3 math activities and 2 language arts activities about improper fractions, equivalent fractions, the homophones to, too, two and they're, their, there and a review of basic arithmetic. Every
Subjects:
Spelling, Fractions, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
3.NF.A.3a, 3.NF.A.3b, L.3.2, L.4.1g, L.5.2
$3.25
3 ratings
4.0
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By The ESL Nexus
The word problems on these task cards, in printable and Google Drive™ versions, are all about a traditional Thanksgiving meal and ask students to find the answers in fraction form and then draw pictures to represent their answers. Students can use
Subjects:
Fractions, Word Problems, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.3a, 3.NF.A.3b
$4.25
2 ratings
4.0
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By The ESL Nexus
These task cards about the Chinese zodiac let your students demonstrate their knowledge of capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Each card has one sentence on it about one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Sentences are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
CCSS:
L.3.1, L.3.2, L.3.3, L.4.1, L.4.2, L.4.3, L.5.1, L.5.2, L.5.3, L.6.1, L.6.2...
$1.50
2 ratings
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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 short biographies profile 68 famous and important women who were pioneers in their field or achieved something notable. Included are 15 ways to use these task cards to help your students develop their writing, speaking and listening skills.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Women's History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
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...
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By The ESL Nexus
Welcome in the New Year with these Happy New Year posters in 26 different languages. Sixteen of the most common languages spoken by students in American public schools are included along with English and 10 more languages frequently heard in
Subjects:
World Language, For All Subject Areas, The New Year
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$5.00
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By The ESL Nexus
Over 100 pages of material include 16 easy-to-assemble posters about popular American holidays that provide information about their origins and traditions. Writing and grammar activities plus 5 suggestions for orally discussing the holidays are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Posters, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
W.3.10, W.4.10, W.5.10, W.6.10, W.7.10, W.8.10, L.3.3, L.4.3, L.5.3, L.6.3, L.7.3...
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$10.00
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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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