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By The ESL Nexus
Give your students practice in writing citations in MLA format for 11 types of resources! There are 72 task cards for resources often used when writing a bibliography for school assignments as well as less common resources that students might also
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Library Skills, Writing
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Bibliographies
CCSS:
W.6.8, W.7.8, W.8.8, WHST.6-8.8
$8.00
53
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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
Do you need or want to have a statement of your teaching philosophy? This resource guides you in the creation of a personal statement that explains your beliefs and values about education. There are printable versions and a digital version
Subjects:
Professional Development, Employment, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Professional Documents, Printables
$4.00
49
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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
These 3 word search puzzles and 1 crossword puzzle give your students an engaging way to supplement their learning about Thanksgiving. All the puzzles use the same 20 words related to this American holiday. Please see below for a list of the words.
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$3.25
12
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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...
$12.00
$9.60
23
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By The ESL Nexus
These 3 word search puzzles and 1 crossword puzzle give your students a fun way to learn about Halloween. All the puzzles use the same 20 words related to this popular American holiday. Both Print and Google Drive™ versions are provided for all
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$4.00
7
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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
Give your students support in writing summaries of fiction and non-fiction texts! This resource will help English Language Learners and other students write good summaries of both fiction and non-fiction texts by offering organizational frameworks
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
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...
$4.00
38
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By The ESL Nexus
Students develop critical thinking and writing skills when they use these Self-Evaluation and Final Evaluation Forms to assess their performance on projects, curriculum units and courses. These self-assessment forms also help your students develop
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Google Apps
$4.00
9
Digital Download PDF (0.94 MB)
By The ESL Nexus
Help your students learn about Earth Day with the 3 word search puzzles and 1 crossword puzzle in this resource! All the puzzles use 20 words and phrases related to this environmental holiday and come in digital and printable versions. Please see
Subjects:
Earth Day, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Centers, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$4.00
7
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By The ESL Nexus
Teach your students how to use 2 formats to write compare and contrast paragraphs, compositions, and essays! Posters and other materials explain and model each compare and contrast format. You can display them on interactive whiteboards or
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Posters
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...
$5.75
27
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By The ESL Nexus
Use these Ramadan activities to help your students learn about one of the most important holidays in Islam. A reading passage with comprehension questions introduces the holiday to students, task cards offer writing and speaking opportunities, a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Cultural Activities, Google Apps
$4.25
11
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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
Ever wonder if an English Language Learner student has a learning disability because he or she is not doing well in class? Figuring out the difference between a special education need or a second language issue is not easy. This questionnaire is a
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables
$5.75
19
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By The ESL Nexus
Use this China picture book, organized in ABC format, to teach about Chinese culture, the geography of China, and Chinese history. Each page of this informational text contains 1 letter of the alphabet and a word connected to China that begins with
Subjects:
Asian Studies, Informational Text, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.3.8, RI.4.2, RI.4.8, RI.5.8, RI.6.2, RI.8.5, RF.3.4, RF.4.4, RF.5.4, SL.3.2...
$6.00
17
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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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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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