Welcome to the Teacher Page! 

  I have been teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) in New York City for the past 23 years. Hope my ideas and info inspire you! 

**Many of my songs have been inspired by great children's books.  The next two files will give you a Literacy connection for every song on my CDs:

Literacy_Connection__I_Love_to_Talk_to_Plants.pdf

Literacy_Connection_for_We_All_Laugh.pdf

**Common Core Standards have become the cornerstone of lesson planning.  Here is a comprehensive analysis of how my songs meet these Standards:

NYC_Common_Core_Standards_for_songs_from_We_All_Laugh_in_the_Same_Language.docx

**Songs are a great way to teach grammar points and teach "across the curriculum." Here are two pages chock full of songs you know and love, that your students can come to love and learn from.  Check out the grammar and teaching points:

songs_and_grammar1.docx

songs_and_grammar2.doc

**Here are some basic ways to use ALL songs in your ESL classroom!

ideas_for_use_of_songs.docx

...and here is how one teacher created 10 weeks of lessons from the song, "We All Laugh in the Same Language!"

Ten_Weeks_of_Lesson_Ideas_for_We_All_Laugh.doc

 

Thanks for visiting, and feel free to contact me!

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