Sunshine State TESOL president talks about relevancy, reading

Posted on Apr 12, 2015 in News | 0 comments

After a warm welcome by Arlene Costello and the audience, Sunshine State TESOL President Lillien Tunceren began her keynote address at the 2015 Conference by talking about the state organization.

She mentioned various activities of Sunshine State TESOl, events and opportunities such as teacher mini-grants (apply now!). Northwest Florida and Alabama ESOL educators may want to plan for the AMTESOL Conference in Orange Beach, Ala., on Feb. 12-13, 2016.

Tunceren addressed solution writing for various levels of ESOL learners such as sentence starters, oral literacy, model writing responses.  Relevance is key to engaging reading and making the topic interesting so your students will write, she commented.

Attendees participated in a cloze vocabulary exercise for the story, Beware the Wandering Mouse.  The exercise showed participants the relevancy of adverbs in context and how the story can be read without them.

Overall, Tunceren urged the audience to remember that relevancy and reading are two huge pieces of writing and these are likely to will be assessed more by state standards.

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