English Teacher

  • The English Teacher

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    The English Teacher The English Teacher is the third of the trilogy that began with Swami and Friends, and The Bachelor of Arts. This novel dedicated to Narayan's wife Rajam is not only autobiographical but also poignant in its intensity of feeling. The story is a series of experiences in Krishna's life - some joyful, some sorrowful; and his journey towards achieving inner peace and self-development, in the traditional Indian sense. About the Author Rasipuram, Krishnaswami Narayanaswami, or R

  • The English Teacher

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    The English Teacher, by Indian novelist R. K. Narayan, tells the story of a young professor, Krishna, who must adapt first to family life with his wife and daughter and then to his wife's death. This short novel, written in simple prose, examines many large issues--love, death, loyalty, fate--but always with equanimity. Krishna teaches himself, and the novel tries to teach us, to be, as it is put by the novel's last words, "grateful to life and death." Set a few years before India gained

  • Becoming a Reflective Teacher of English

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    learning. This essay will discuss how my understanding of SLWR has evolved, and in examining the links between lectures and workshops, further reading and school based training (SBT), will reflect on how this has impacted on my development as an English teacher. Initially, I understood the value of speaking and listening (S&L) as a foundation to progress to reading and writing. However, during the module I have discovered the significance of S&L, as an integral part of child development and learning

  • My Hardest English Teacher

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    in Honors AP English, my whole writing style was turned upside down. We were no longer writing the "In my opinion." or "I think." papers. We were writing critical and analytical essays. We actually had to prove and support our ideas - something totally new to me. Of course, with my writing "expertise," I thought this would be no problem at all. That year, everything changed, and six years later, I still use the techniques that I learned in that class. In classes prior to this, teachers had always stressed

  • English Language Learners As A Future Teacher

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    As a future teacher, it feels intimidating thinking about having English language learners in a classroom full of English speaking students. I have never thought about having students who do not speak English in a classroom until recently because of our class discussions and the reading assignments. Therefore, since I am going to be an educator, I am glad to be aware that having ELL students in my future classroom is a possibility. I want to be a successful teacher for every student who walks into

  • Amazing First Year English Teachers

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    Amazing First Year English Teachers First year English teachers have a big obligation teaching students. They have to meet the criterion every other teacher fulfills. The older the student gets, the less willing they are to learn. High school English teachers have a big challenge by trying to get students to write. Although, first-year senior high school English teachers don 't know how their first year will go,they can still make last year high school students change their mind about how they

  • My First Year English Teachers

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    First year English teachers have a big responsibility teaching students. They have to meet the standards every other teacher meets. The older the student gets the less willing they are to learn. High school English teachers have a big challenge by trying to get students to write. Although, first year senior high school english teachers don 't know how their first year will go,they can still make last year high school students change their mind about how they feel about writing. A student who writes

  • The Importance Of High School English Teachers

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    Although it is obvious that high school English teachers are required to do quite a bit of writing in the classroom, people often forget that there is quite a bit of writing that must be done in preparation for a teacher’s career. All professionals looking to teach in the state of California are required to pass the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test) as well as the CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers)in order to teach at public schools. These tests feature writing sections

  • The Role Of Secondary English Teachers On Students

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    As secondary English teachers it is important for us to keep in mind that student’s lives and identities in school are affected by their lives outside of school. By the time students reach the secondary level they have already shaped much of their identity around how others perceive them, their home life and popular culture. During adolescents identity continues to be formed and questioned and has a huge impact on the student’s development of their identity as an academic, student and reader. Literacy

  • I Am An Unlikely English Teacher

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    I am an unlikely English teacher. In kindergarten, I was diagnosed with Visual Dyslexia and Hyperactivity Disorder (now called ADHD). I grew up in poverty, and my only means to a Bachelor’s degree was a federal Pell Grant. Learning has been a lifelong passion of mine, thanks to the adult influences in my life, but my path has been a rocky one. I needed special intervention in school. I was unorganized, struggled with graphic learning (maps, math, Social Studies), and worked extra hours to attain

  • Why Is Aes Is A Good Solution For English Teachers?

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    especially when it takes college English teachers a long time to provide feedback. Automated Essay Scoring (AES) is an effective cognitive tool that is used to grade students writing quality and provide feedback within seconds (Attali). College English lecture classes can have more than 50 students, which puts a major burden on English teachers for reading and grading papers quickly. AES can save time and money, while allowing teachers to focus more of their attention on English concepts rather than aspects

  • College Admissions Essay: I Will be an English Teacher

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    I Will be an English Teacher   "Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor." -- Robert Frost   I felt trapped, immobilized, confused. It was my senior year in high school. My friend Nancy aptly described me as laboring under a "stupor of thought." Finally, I did the one thing that held any promise of relief - I decided to become an English teacher. I didn't just switch oars in the middle of the stream; I switched to an entirely different

  • Teachers Who Recognize English Language Learners

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    Teachers who recognize English language learners’ prior knowledge as an intellectual resource can use that wealth (Dong, 2013). As a Spanish speaker educator teaching in the United States and English language learner (ELL), I identify with the quote of Dong (2013), because language is not an obstacle to learn and be successful. As an educator, I know that ELL the majority of the time struggle in communication, socializing and academics. Dong (2013) states that students that come to United States

  • Teaching A Chinese Teacher For Native English Speakers

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    will give me the opportunity to be an elementary Chinese teacher for native English speakers. I believe that as a foreign language teacher, I will be most effective and competent in the classroom by providing the students with a supportive atmosphere, incorporating relevant tasks, and motivating the children to learn the target language. Since I was in kindergarten, I have been learning various languages, aside from my native language of English. My diverse language repertoire and its accompanying experiences

  • Teaching An English Teacher : Humanities & Social Science

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    I am keen to apply for the recently advertised position of Teacher – Humanities & Social Science and provide this letter of introduction and accompanying CV to assess my suitability for the role.  Professional Knowledge.... My ability to facilitate student learning through experimenting with different approaches (National Professional Standards for Teachers), allows all students to maximise educational outcomes, and within this context, my success was reflected recently, while at Dalyellup

  • My Writing On My Grade English Teacher

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    “Now, you can create whatever you want within these journals. Anything that inspires you; this is a creative writing assignment project and I look forward to seeing what you all create,” stated my 9th grade English teacher. He assigned a writing journal as the final assignment and we could write about anything we wanted in any fashion we fancied. We had to write 10 articles, whatever they may be. I was excited for this project because I always enjoyed creative writing and I loved being able to choose

  • My First Day Of School The English Teacher

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    that day with a wide white-toothed smile, excited to start middle school. I went to St. Joseph Catholic School. It is a beautiful brick rectangular building, three stories high, right next to downtown Decatur, IN. The first day of school the English teacher assigned us to start reading a book for her class. I HATED reading. I looked at reading as a waste of time, “I could be watching the movie and it would take a fraction of the time,” I’d always tell myself. But this was about to change. Throughout

  • On-going Professional Development for TESOL Teachers that Teach English

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    student, but also teacher. Teacher requires comprehensive knowledge and continuing learning to approach sufficient knowledge for student or the society. TESOL teacher needs to keep the pace with the advances of their subject quicker than regular teacher because English is the most popular language in use, and students are benefited with the latest information of English. Many resources allow TESOL teacher or learner to improve their personal development and grow professionally in English, like professional

  • The Effects of Censorship on Experienced High School English Teachers

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    “If a teacher is using a text or piece of literature, there has to be value to it and it is important to be exposed to as much as possible” (Feldpausch). These wise words sum up what most teachers respond to when asked the question “Should parents censor text/literature in schools?” Highly educated, teachers know their own idea on this and can back it up with fact and personal experiences. What it comes down to is one simple phrase: Parents should not be able to decide what we can learn about in

  • PERSONAL STATEMENT Silvia Vargas, Translator and English Teacher

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    I received my first English class when I was four years old. Since then, when I think about my days at primary school, the first thing that comes to my mind is that day. The first lesson in my red-covered book was vocabulary related to animals. A smiling goldfish, with the word fish above it, was on the first page. If you want it, you can be happy even in the worst conditions. My father had left home when I was one year old. As a consequence, I lived with my mother, my brother, my sister and my grandparents

  • Teaching Methods Used By Teachers And The English For Speakers Of Other Languages

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    techniques demonstrated by the teachers, the designs and arrangements of their classrooms as well as the special methods used by the “Exceptional Student Education” teachers and the “English for Speakers of Other Languages” instructors, that stood out to me as I did the fifteen hours of observations. The fifteen hours was disected into many different classes over many differnt days. Also, nine hours of the fifteen were spent in Exceptional Student Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages

  • The Importance Of Teachers ' Roles And Pedagogy On The Positioning Of English Language Learners

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    journal article “Uninvited Guests: The Influence of Teachers’ Roles and Pedagogy on the Positioning of English Language Learners in the Regular Classroom” from the American Educational Research Journal seeks to explain the importance of teachers’ roles and pedagogy in classrooms that include English Language Learning (ELL) students. Yoon’s article argues that ELL students have not received adequate support in normal classrooms because of how teachers’ understand their teaching roles and duties. In this

  • A Freshman Year English Teacher At A Long Beach High School

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    This movie revolves around the life of a freshman year English teacher, Mr. Gruwell, who is given her first opportunity to teach at a Long Beach High School, after voluntary integration. Her classroom has a racially diversified group of individuals, but with a similar socio-economic and cultural back ground. The African American, Cambodian, Hispanic and White students are all exposed to the same crime riddled streets of Long Beach where crime and murder is the norm. Mrs. Gruwell, eager as can be

  • How Concepts Related to Learning Will Help Me as a Future English Teacher

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    and environment. Therefore, as a future teacher I believe that by providing a supportive environment for the learners, this will help them to learn things better. In one of the Vygotsky terminologies, the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) really helps me to value the development in individual. According to Vygotsky, “ZPD refers to an individual’s potential to learn” (Bentham 2002: 10). This kind of idea is relevance for my future practice as a teacher. As Vygotsky proposes that different students

  • How Should the Teacher Be in Terms of Preparation, Academic Background and Personality in Order to Be in Charge of an English Course?

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    matters ¿How should the teacher be in terms of preparation, academic background and personality to be in charge of an English course? The ideal class is the dream of any teacher. It is as if we wanted to know the magic secret to make the class everybody would like to attend. There are requirements, techniques, ways, and exercises to take into account in order to make a class that everybody would say: this is the class I will never forget. The preparation of the teacher is essential for this purpose

  • Class Reflection : My English Teacher At High School Taught Us The Standard Five Paragraph Organization

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    Class Reflection My English teacher in high school taught us the standard five paragraph organization for an essay. But, I never liked that organization because I felt by following that process my essay would lose its uniqueness. When I started this class I thought this course would be like all the others I have taken in the past, all following the same pattern, but this was different. When we started our first essay “Writing to Share an Experience” the directions to the students were “organize

  • Attitudes of Iranian English Language Teachers towards the Use of Persian in EFL Classrooms at Private Language Institutes in Tehran

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    Introduction In most Iranian private language institutes, inspired by the rise of Communicative Language Teaching, EFL teachers are largely encouraged to run their classes on the bases of a “monolingual approach” where only English is used within their classrooms. Some scholars have supported this approach and believe that since the process of L2 and L1 acquisition are similar, more exposure to L2 which results in less exposure to L1 is essential, because interference from L1 knowledge hinders

  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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    by improving an individual's English comprehension and composition skills. For example authors such as Harper Lee; the novelist of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” have depicted through her book the unjust and inhumane treatment of African Americans in America’s South. It is hard to believe that at one time these world renowned authors and poets were once the prodigies of English literature teachers. And in this research paper we will examine the role English literature teacher play in the worlds past, present

  • The Pros And Cons Of Code Switching

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    English as a global language has been paid special attention to in the whole world. In China, people treat English as a foreign language, and many students may not have any chance to use it after their graduation. However, government still makes a lot of effort in the English education reform, in order to improve English teachers’ quality and raise students’ language learning consciousness. During the reform, language teachers, especially college language teachers are encouraged to speak pure English

  • Questions On English Language Teaching Context

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    Review of teaching context Introduction This report will identify three important English language teaching context in Saudi Arabia pointing out potential implications that its feature may have for teachers. The three important English language teaching context this report will discuss are, approach to teaching English and methodological concerns, facilities and resources in the school and typical class size. These three context are important to focus because they are all interlinked, each contexts

  • Phonology: The Sounds of English

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    English is an international language that is widely used in business, information and technology, advertising, broadcasting and so on. A high level of English proficiency is a must if students want to embark into these fields after their schooling days. Teachers are playing a vital role in polishing the students’ proficiency of English in speaking to meet the demand of the job. According to Bulley (2004), the most decisive element for English is sound. Zaidan & Jassem (1997), also agree and states

  • Teaching Philosophy Statement

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    Teaching Philosophy Statement Every teacher has their own philosophy and their style. They believe their philosophy, themselves, and students’ abilities. They must have been inspired by brilliant teachers, in other words, they had favorite teachers when they were students. My favorite teacher was an English teacher at my junior college in Japan. When I was a high school student, I was looking for a junior college to enter after graduating high school. I took the teacher’s trial class.

  • Comparison in ELL Teaching Methods in Canada and China: Identifying Effective Teaching Approaches in ESL Instructions for Chinese Speaking ELL Student

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    one university in Canada. English as a communication tool holds prominent position in Chinese curriculum (Liu, 2012). Learning English as a Second Language (ESL) has seen its boost in China (Qiang & Wolff, 2007). Mastering English is an asset for students in job hunting and further education. As academic achievement is highly valued in Chinese culture, students are expected to achieve high marks in English tests (Liu, 2012). University students need to pass National English proficiency examinations

  • Road to Fluency

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    students in the U.S. schools were counted as ‘limited English proficient’, a number that is almost double what it was just 10 years before” (Olsen 2). With our nations’ schools increasing in English language learners it has now reached a point where these students are not always the minority. Because of this it puts more attention on theses students and it has been said by many specialists that not enough attention has been paid to including these English language learners appropriately since their arrival

  • Research Questions On Teaching English Language Learners

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    analyzes the data collected for the study on teaching English Language Learner students. Two questions were the base of this research. Analysis of Research Questions: 1. Are teachers exhausting every source to help English language learners? 2. Are the teachers prepared to teach English language learners in schools? Research Question 1 Are teaching exhausting every source to help English language learners? The teachers’ attitudes towards the English Language learners’ learning vary and this is a potential

  • To Use or Not to Use Code Switching in English-Language Classrooms

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    The functions of Code-Switching in English Language Teaching classroom discourse by Kindergarten teachers in five Elementary schools in an Educational District in Saint Lucia. Introduction The English language teacher is still the main person in the classroom from which students derive many of their language experiences. Therefore, teachers need to remain vigilant in the manner in which they use the language. Teachers who are bilingual speakers may often opt to alternate between languages

  • My Development As An Esl Teacher

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    Paper Targets: My Development as an ESL Teacher Teaching English to second language learners is a once in a lifetime opportunity I keep having over and over again. I never envisioned that year I spent teaching English to preschoolers in South Korea after I graduated from college would somehow turn into a lifelong career pursuit. I never imagined that day I first flew 18 hours over the Pacific Ocean, with nothing more than a bachelor’s degree and a naïve quest for adventure, that years later I would

  • Teaching English And Non Western Countries

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    Many missionary English teachers enter the TESOL field not fully aware of what they are getting into. There are three fundamental aspects that missionaries who teach English should understand about their role. First, individuals who teach English represent something bigger than just themselves. Often English teachers are viewed as ambassadors of the West; this is a preconceived notion that includes everything from Hollywood to Christianity (Snow, 2001, p. 27). Many people in non-Western countries

  • The Spread of the English Language

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    English before the 1970s: You should consider to the spread of English, the goal of modernization in China, within a broad historical context where the use of language and education closely linked to economic policy, after the victory of Mao's forces in 1949 English began living a big drop, and this is due to the change of the ruling elite and the linking of English colonization, the downsizing of the relations with Western Governments and the Western business world(Tang , ( 1994 , p . 3 – 6 ))

  • English Is The Formal Language For American Education System

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    culturally diverse. English is the formal language for American education system. At the same time, English is the lingua franca, hence widely spoken across the globe. Nevertheless, English has hundreds of dialects and thousands of accents which sometimes make communication between two English speakers ineffective. Non-native English-speaking students at Oxford College and many other American learning institutions have poor learning experience. This is due to the restrictive nature of English as the only

  • Role of Interaction in Early Second Language Acquisition

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    Therefore, it is beneficial for both parents and teachers to know how the interaction can improve the children’s English proficiency. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to introduce the role of the interaction in early L2 development and the implication of the interaction of children in education. This paper is going to introduce the topic in three aspects. In the first part, the literature review will include the interaction with the parents, the teachers and peers respectively. The second part is


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    The present scholar’s experiments in the class room related to the media using the print media while teaching English at the undergraduate level and the students’ enthusiastic response has been the source of inspiration for the present paper. Here is an effort to concretize unplanned language teaching experiment into a well planned, syllabus-oriented and academically productive package. It was observed that most of the students in the trial class improved in their comprehension skills as well

  • Teaching English in the Colleges of Saudi Arabia

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    communication. English is the medium of instruction in many higher educational institutions in Saudi Arabia, like medical and technical Education colleges. This change in the medium puts a strain on the students. As a result, many of them rush to language teaching institutes to learn to cope with the new medium in tertiary education. Many students, it is observed, watch English movies and use electronic media to develop communication skills. They struggle hard to learn to both receive and produce English sentences

  • High Dropout Rates And Closing The Achievement Gaps

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    For teachers, ESSA helps teachers, especially when a student is falling behind because the state will provide better resources for the student in need. This will continue the focus on preventing schools from performing poorly, lower dropout rates, and closing the achievement gaps. According to the National Education Association (NEA) (2008), English learners’ “academic performance is well below that of their peers and that ELLs have excessively high dropout rates. NEA believes that closing the achievement


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    of English in India has always been difficult circumstances. This is so because of the large population of the country, bleak economic conditions, the cultural and social diversities, insufficient men and material etc. Let us discuss some of these here. Lack of clear-cut policy One of the main reasons for the poor standard of English is the lack of a clear-cut policy. There have been frequent changes in the policy of the government towards the teaching and learning of English. Though English is taught

  • Native And Non Native Educators

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    where English is a mother tong. The non-native speaker is happened to be the one who was born in a country where English language was spread through colonialism and gained some official status. On the contrary, where the English was spread by Lingua Franca there was no official status at all. However, it is stated that there is a possibility that English language was the first language to be exposed to by so called non-natives which makes them according to this fact, native speakers of English. According

  • To Teach Or Not To Teach Grammar In The Primary School Classroom: That Is The Question

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    School Classroom: That Is The Question” English is the second language in Malaysia, has been included as an official syllabus and taught as early as primary school education. These subjects must be taken by all students from standard one to form five provides students with the English skills to meet the challenges of a career in the future. The level of a student in English subject usually measured by the ability to listen, speaks, read and write. English can be a very dreaded subject in school.

  • Foreign Language In English Essay

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    intensity, interest in foreign languages in general, attitudes towards learning English, instrumental and integrative orientation, English class anxiety, family encouragement, and feelings towards the English teacher and the English course.”(p. 259). English teaching and learning are cared by Turkish people. Karahan (2007) deals with English teaching in Turkey and explain “Many Turkish learners start learning English at high school; some others as early as primary school or even pre-school, yet the

  • The Importance of Educational Improvements in California Schools

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    provide the required financial resources.” Moreover, as those responsible for implementing this plan work toward educating the diverse student population of California for a variety of ends—citizenship and economic participation among them—it behooves teachers, administrators, and policy makers to consider carefully the practical implications of the linguistic diversity of California’s students. This seems especially urgent when we consider the importance of meeting students at their actual level of knowledge

  • Annotated Bibliography

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    bibliography pertain to two languages, English and Spanish, and are suitable for teachers in the K-12 setting, though not strictly limited to the K-12 level. I chose to solely focus on Spanish as the home language of students for several reasons. First, it is one of the prominent home languages in central Ohio but more importantly, after English, Spanish is the most widely spoken language in the United States. The resources concerning Spanish, thus, would be practical for teachers of ESOL beyond the state of