Lesson plans & materials
Assorted individual class designs and artifacts for ELL and academic-writing instruction, and for leading reflection among a teaching cohort. I developed these materials individually – sources are cited, where relevant – as an ELL and writing instructor from 2010 to the present.
Open letter to the undocumented (2010)
The letter, written while volunteering with Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta, GA, is a bilingual text for a class of female English-language learners from Guerrero, Oaxaca and Veracruz, México.
ELL acrostic, Popayán, Colombia (2011)
An acrostic created for the 2011 cooperative teaching exchange between Sueños Compartidos and la Asociación de Institutores y Trabajadores de la Educación del Cauca (ASOINCA)
CELTT Klaipėda, Lithuania (2013)
A WordPress blog to help guide the Cadet English-Language Training Teams (CELTT) assigned to Klaipėda, Lithuania, summer 2013
‘Nuestro abecedario,’ our ABCs (2014)
Over several days I photographed beginning students at the Latin American Association in Atlanta, GA, as they built their own alphabetical vocabulary list.
Objective & evaluative summaries (2016)
Fifty-minute lesson plan for ENGL 103, “Rhetoric & Composition I,” Northern Illinois University, fall 2016
Teaching paragraphing (2017)
A module for ENGL 600, “Internship in the College Teaching of English,” Northern Illinois University, spring 2017
Language corpora and ELLs (2017)
The purpose of the lesson is to help students, using online language corpora, develop a strategy for learning on their own as well as to lead them to self-guided resources for vocabulary acquisition.