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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
LETTER FROM THE INCOMING CHAIR
Walton Burns, MWIS Co-chair, Branford, Connecticut, USA
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ABOUT THIS ISSUE: HI STANDARDS!
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, MWIS Newsletter Editor, Northridge, California, USA
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ARTICLES
PERSUASION AND ARGUMENT: NEW WAYS OF WRITING INSTRUCTION IN THE COMMON CORE
Judith O'Loughlin, Language Matters Education Consultants, San Ramon, California, USA

Learn how instructors and materials writers alike can help support ELs as they tackle the challenge of providing evidence to inform an argument. Read More

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TEXT DEPENDENT QUESTIONS: A TOOL FOR TEACHERS AND MATERIALS WRITERS FOCUSING ON COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS
Sylvia Ramirez, MiraCosta College, Carlsbad, California, USA

How can we tweak our classroom questions to increase our adult English learners’ readiness for transitioning to 21st century academic and workplace settings? Three little letters: TDQ! Read More

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TESOL SESSION REPORTS
MWIS 2015 ACADEMIC SESSION: CROSSING INTO NEW MATERIALS-WRITING TERRITORY
Walton Burns, Incoming Chair, MWIS, Branford, Connecticut, USA

This session centered on a discussion of the results from preliminary teacher and publisher interviews focusing on the gap between how authors and publishers envision the classroom use of English language teaching materials and the way materials are actually used in the classroom. Read More

TEIS AND MWIS INTERSECTION PANEL: TRAINING TEACHERS TO EVALUATE MATERIALS
Kelly Marie Johnston, MWIS Co-chair, New York, New York, USA

Read what happens when The Teacher Education and Materials Writers Interest Sections join forces to look at ways to ensure the quality of ELT materials. Read More

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I WANT TO WRITE A BOOK: GETTING PUBLISHED WITH TESOL PRESS
Robyn Brinks Lockwood, TESOL Book Publications Committee Chair, Palo Alto, California, USA

Whether looking your first publishing opportunity or your next, read on to learn the TESOL Book Publication Committee’s insights into writing material for the TESOL press. Read More

RCIS AND MWIS INTERSECTION PANEL: WRITING CURRICULUM FOR SECONDARY NEWCOMERS
Kelly Marie Johnston, MWIS Co-chair, New York, New York, USA

This session report provides an overview (and links to) the myriad curricular ideas from 10 different teachers and curriculum developers to address the needs of newcomers. Read More

PEN AND LINK
PEN AND LINK: STANDARDS! EXPLORE SOME MORE!
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Lighthearted Learning, Northridge, California, USA

Program standards, content standards, professional standards, frameworks, curriculum…where does one start and the other end? The Web is a great place find out! Read More

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THE MWIS 2015 BUSINESS MEETING REPORT
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ANNOUNCEMENT: OPENING FOR MWIS NEWSLETTER EDITOR
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MWIS: THE TEAM - THE MISSION
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR FEBRUARY-MARCH 2016 MWIS NEWSLETTER
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