English Lesson Planning: A Communicative Way to Teach Future Tense


Find the lesson plan at http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolc/issues/2017-12-01/index.html


English Learners and College Readiness


What are essential steps in preparing your English learners for college? Find a list of strategies at http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolc/issues/2017-12-01/2.html

Strengthening and Increasing ESL School Home Connections


Find excellent strategies at http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolc/issues/2017-12-01/1.html. The shortlist:

1. Celebrate Students’ Home Countries

2. Provide Transportation

3. Offer Babysitting Services

4. Celebrate Multicultural Holidays

5. Use Students’ Native Languages

6. Host an International Luncheon or Dinner

Video of Dr. Broady and Other Panel Members Presenting at TESOL Convention: EFL Learners Empowered through CALL


English High School-Age Lesson Technology Tools


What tech tools can you use to keep secondary students engaged and for what purpose:

  • Forming the Arguments
  • Engaging the Reading
  • Language arts apps to avoid plagiarism, develop critical thinking and extend vocab

Find them at https://www.eschoolnews.com/?p=187392?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Culturally Responsive Schools: Spanish-language video game aims to teach students about civil rights


Find the information here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/spanish-language-video-game-aims-to-teach-students-about-civil-rights/2017/11/23/72f20870-cfd2-11e7-9d3a-bcbe2af58c3a_story.html?utm_term=.18a90cf4651b&wpisrc=nl_sb_smartbrief.


A civic education nonprofit organization founded by former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor is releasing a Spanish-language version of its popular game that is used to teach students about their civil rights.

Spearheaded by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who joined the board of iCivics in 2015, the new release looks to help English-language learners — the vast majority speak Spanish at home — who often struggle with the academic vocabulary and concepts of civics and social sciences.

“There’s a real need there to make that kind of learning . . . accessible to all learners,” said Louise Dube, executive director of iCivics.

The fast-paced game called Do I Have a Right? — just one of 19 free games offered — casts students as pro bono lawyers, instructing them to assess the cases of clients to decide whether their constitutional rights were violated, and to do so quickly to score points and avoid cases piling up.

For students whose first language is not English, the challenges of learning the complex concepts of civics are complicated by the language being new to them as well, Dube said.

ESL Content Lesson Corner: The Essential Nature of Language Objectives


Teachers of ESL students in content areas know how important it is to close the gap between English and content mastery.  To that end, language objectives are essential. Read more about this topic in Language Objectives: The Key to Effective Content Area Instruction for English Learners at http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/language-objectives-key-effective-content-area-instruction-english-learners

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