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March 2017
Collaborative Writing: An Alternative Vocabulary Assessment
by Jessica Sadler and Yulinda Kusumawati
This alternative vocabulary assessment prompts your ELLs to creatively use vocabulary in their writing and allows for collaborative learning.
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Grammatically Speaking
by Michelle Jackson
A dummy pronoun doesn't replace a noun, but functions as a placeholder to maintain sentence structure. Learn how to teach the dummy pronoun "it" to your grammar students using this group activity. Worksheet included. Read More
Meet Rawia Hayik: 2017 TESOL Teacher of the Year
Interviewed by Nancy Flores
Rawia Hayik, lecturer at Sakhnin College in Israel, taught English at Israeli-Arab public schools for 20 years. Learn about what makes her TESOL's Teacher of the Year. Read More
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6 Strategies to Support ELLs in Science
by Dana Frye

Science content can be daunting, but we can support our ELLs in acquiring the language and content of the science classroom with just a little bit of support. Here are six strategies you can use to take the lead and build a foundation for ELL success in science in the upper elementary grades. Read More

TESOL 2017: Convention Preview

This month, "The World Comes Together at TESOL" in Seattle, Washington, USA, 21–24 March. With more than 900 sessions to choose from—that’s over 30,000 hours of learning—it’s like getting an entire year’s worth of professional development in just 4 days. You can learn about the latest research in the field and current best practices, pick-up a lesson plan or two, and network with colleagues. Here is a preview of what you can look forward to in Seattle. Read More

Association News
Call for Lesson Plans: TESOL Connections is seeking original English language lesson plans and classroom activities on any subject, for any level. Read the full guidelines for details.
Foreign Language as CCR Indicator: TESOL joins AZTESOL in a letter supporting foreign language as a college- and career-readiness indicator.
U.S. Federal Protections for Transgender Students: TESOL signs joint statement on the U.S. Administration’s decision to rescind guidance on federal protections for transgender students.
myTESOL: Your ELT World—Connected. Grow your professional network, share resources with colleagues, and get feedback in real-time.
TESOL Convention 2017

Registration is open for the 2017 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in Seattle, Washington USA.

TESOL Professional Development: Take advantage of all TESOL has to offer for your professional growth; sign up for one of these online, blended, or in-person TESOL programs today!
Article: Ideas for ELLs: Finding Reliable Sources in a World of ‘Fake News’ (New York Times)
Brief Reviews: Trump Executive Orders: Refugees and Travel Ban and DHS Guidance on Interior Enforcement (Migration Policy Institute)
Blog: March Is (U.S.) Women’s History Month: The Best Sites For Learning About Women’s History (Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day)
Resource Kit: Including the Excluded: Promoting Multilingual Education (UNESCO)
Grant Opportunity: The 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge; Deadline 16 March 2017 (National Writing Project)
Report: Factors influencing success in teaching English in state primary schools (British Council)
Article: Canada Beckons International Students With a Path to Citizenship (New York Times)
Guide: Innovative Solutions for Including Recently Arrived English Learners in State Accountability Systems: A Guide for States (WestEd)

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