TESL Endorsement WAL

Teaching Reading & Writing


Course Description

Harvard's Implicit Association Test


Presentation Chapters from Raimes:

Chapter 3, Techniques in Using Pictures -- Agnes
Chapter 4, Techniques in Using Readings -- Marie
Chapter 5, Techniques in Using All Language Skills -- Jake
Chapter 6, Techniques in Teaching Practical Writing -- Esther
Chapter 7, Techniques in Using Controlled Writing -- Jacquie
Chapter 8, Techniques in Teaching Organization -- Jen
Chapter 9, Techniques in Responding to Students' Writing -- Jacquie

Project Materials

    Writing Book Title Reading
Marie Ch. 4

Introduction to Techniques in Using Readings

Text Examples

Romney/Obama Article

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz https://sites.google.com/site/esperanzarisingmalone/home
Jen Ch. 8 Handouts in Class The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan https://sites.google.com/site/jensjoyluckclub/
Esther Ch. 6

Practical Writing -- Summary

Who's Sitting Next to You? -- Beginning

How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor Materials in Class
Jake Ch. 5 Handouts in Class AK by Peter Dickinson https://sites.google.com/site/akreadingproject/home/
Agnes Ch. 3 Techniques in Using Pictures My Antonia by Willa Cather

My Antonia Pack #1 -- Simon & Schuster

My Antonia Pack #2 -- Glencoe L:iterature Library

My Antonia Lesson Plan Graphic

Some Handouts

Comprehension Strategies from the Book Club

Strategies Checklist/Grid

Elements of Content-Based Unit



A Few Last Minute Treats:

A Sample Portfolio Assignment

A Sample Self-Assessment Assignment

A connection to SCCC Library's Reflect Learn • Connect Jigsaw Puzzle


A few student papers from years past:

Piano Lessons

Nha Trang Letter

The Years of Suffering


Jhumpa Lahiri

Pultizer Prize Winner Jhumpa Lahiri Returns with The Namesake
npr.org -- All Things Considered: August 29, 2003
Interview by Melissa Block. To listen to this interview, click on All Things Considered, Past Shows, find the correct date, then scroll down and click on the title.

A set of questions about this interview with Melissa Block

"My Two Lives" -- the article from Newsweek

A set of questions to go along with the article from Newsweek

This link will take you to the Seattle Public Library's Seattle Reads page where you can download the reader's guide for this book in pdf format: Namesake_Toolbox2007.pdf

Talk about "creating background knowledge"!!!






Follow these links for more about Jhumpa Lahiri

To hear this April 14, 2008 recording of Jhumpa reading at the Downtown Public Library from her latest collection of short stories, Unaccustomed Earth, follow this link: http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=collection_podcasts

To watch this conversation between Jhumpa Lahiri and Nancy Pearl, taped for the City of Seattle website, from 5/15/2007, follow this link, then scroll down until you see the correct date: www.seattlechannel.org/videos/watchVideos.asp?program=library

Just for fun, here's link to a YouTube video about the movie The Namesake. It's a short conversation between the director Mira Nair and Jhumpa Lahiri (just so you know, it was uploaded by FoxSearchlight, so...: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK2OuTOlNhg