Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.If you'd like to share it with us so you can take advantage of Facebook Login, you can update your Facebook permissions to give us access to your email.If not, you can always sign up for a Groupon account without using Facebook.First Literacy is proud to support educators in ABE and ESOL programs throughout Massachusetts with free professional development workshops to teachers, administrators, and counselors.Workshops are co-led by our Director of Programs, Lenore Balliro and one or two adult educators from our partner programs.We post all written workshop resources organized by topic to share them with programs and organizations around Greater Boston and the state.
Some of the categories contain resources relevant to both ESOL and ABE programs.
Feel free to adapt them for your own use, and please cite the original authors if you share the material outside of your classroom. What to Expect from the Naturalization Process – English (.pdf) What to Expect from the Naturalization Process – Kreyol (.pdf) What to Expect from the Naturalization Process – Spanish (.pdf) Naturalization Process Overview (.pdf) Who is Eligible to Naturalize (.pdf) Gamble Citizenship – Common Barriers and Waivers (.pdf) Citizenship Resource List (.pdf) Retro Resources (.pdf) Using Songs to Teach English as a Foreign Language (.pdf) Activity Corner (.pdf) Vanishing Technique for Songs (.pdf) Total Physical Response (.pdf) Heres My Day Handout (.pdf) Problem Posing Activity (.pdf) Approaches to speech/pronunciation instruction involving areas such as intonation, linking, word stress, and thought groups.
Sample exercises and activities for students at various ESOL levels are included as well as strategies for integrating lessons into your class.
Overview and Planning Materials: Session 1 – Power Point (.pdf) Session 1 – Agenda (.doc) Session 2 – Power Point (.pdf) Session 2 – Agenda (.doc) Planning Your Implementation (.doc) Implementation Worksheet (.docx) Sample Exercises and Student Activities: Five “T” Sounds (.doc) Intonation Practice Exercise (.doc) Linking Practice Exercise (.doc) Content Words Exercise (.doc) Thought Groups Exercise (.doc) Compound Word/Phrase Exercise (.doc) Reducing Vowels in Structure Words (.doc) Intonation Practice Using Kazoos (.doc) In addition to a discussion of how adult education students can benefit from the phonics instruction, the assessment of students’ decoding and encoding skills are addressed.
Instructional techniques and activities are also presented, with participants’ considering how they can start to incorporate phonics instruction into their instruction.