June 2016 archive

Slang & Texting Lingo with Chinese International Students

by Stephanie N. Brown, NNETESOL Board Member Over the past few weeks, I have been working with a group of Chinese International students as they prepare for their first semester studying at a U.S. University. The focus of this program is to support students with English language, academic and social skills to prepare them to be successful. While …

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Developing a Free ELL Resource Tagging Database

We read the below message with great interest on TESOL’s EEIS mailing list. What a fantastic idea! Read on for a great new resource that’s in development, and how you can contribute to it… ———————————————- Hi everyone! My name is Yefei Jin and I’m developing and curating a free database called LessonPick for ELL educators …

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Finally, Guidance for ELLs and CCSS

This is a re-post from Beth’s blog, the personal blog of Beth Evans, NNETESOL’s President-elect. Since Beth published this post about Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners, co-author Larry Ferlazzo announced that all lesson plans and student hand-outs book would be made available for free download. Just follow this link to the publisher’s page …

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Electronic Village Online Call for Proposals

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The Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core and 7 Things I Learned From Using It

by: Michelle Marzelli, Kearsarge, NH District ESOL Teacher What am I going to teach next? What skills and information would be MOST beneficial to my high school ELLs Should we focus on US History? Culture? Language of Algebra? Biology? Literary Terms? Text structure? Grammar? Vocabulary? Where do we go from here? … oh the possibilities! I …

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New ESOL Endorsement Program in New Hampshire

Interested in pursuing an ESOL endorsement in New Hampshire? If you subscribe to the NHESLNET listserv probably saw the posting from Heather Wardwell of Hellenic American University.  We thought it was noteworthy that there’s a new addition to the list of NH Department of Education approved – professional educator program for ESOL endorsement in NH public schools. Have a look …

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WSD Family Literacy Class Celebrates Student Autobiographies

by Sarah Forbes, K-1 ELL Teacher at John F. Kennedy Elementary, Winooski School District, Vermont This year, the Winooski School District’s Family English Classes took on a new project. Women in their third year of after-school English classes explored the world of biography with the goal of writing their own autobiographies. ELL teachers and classroom teachers …

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Video Clips on The Challenges of Learning English

by Diana Garcia-Lavigne, NNETESOL Webmaster A few of us recently attended a Vermont Agency of Education-sponsored WIDA workshop on differentiating for ELLs. Our instructor showed a number of great (often funny) videos that illustrate the challenges of learning English, which I’ve listed below. I know I’ll be using these the next time I’m called upon to train my …

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