Virginia TESOL Newsletter
Volume 20 Issue 4 // Winter 2018
Issue Highlights
  • President's Message
  • Annual Conference Highlights
  • Guest Authors
  • SIG Leader Updates

¡Together: Juntos!

by Monica Starkweather

I felt the need for a slogan/ motto. I chose ¡Together: Juntos! because my goal is for us (the board) to work for you and with you so that together VATESOL can, along with other groups such as VESA and VDOE, advocate for and empower ourselves, our students, our schools, and our communities.
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If you have not done so, please VOTE regarding our Articles of Incorporation before December 31st.
Information regarding open positions and nominations may be found in this newsletter as well.
2018 Conference Highlights
At the recommendation of attendees and SIG Leaders, here are a few VATESOL18 highlights. Thank you again to our attendees, presenters, volunteers, board members, and the conference committee for this year's immense success! If you haven't seen the padlet yet, click here !
 A Case Study on Guided Reading: It’s not just for kids anymore
by Shelly Stoddard

Looking for an effective
way to better meet the
needs of learners, align reading strategies with on-level reading application, & differentiate content and process for all learners?

Putting Standards into Practice with 
Adult English Language Learners

By Debra Tuler &
Susan Watson

Read more about a task analysis process that was adapted from one adopted by the Office of Adult Career and Technical Education, & recently released on the LINCS platform.

Speak Up! Activities to Fill Your Classroom with Spoken English
by Mary Freday &
Becky Etzler

Learn seven easy-to-implement communicative activities that will fill your classroom with speech. Students will be engaged in meaningful communicative acts.


*****GUEST AUTHOR*****
Tanny McGregor, author of Ink and Ideas, shares her inspiration for her latest book and how it relates to ELs.
*****GUEST AUTHOR*****
Founder of English Learner Portal, Kelly Reider, addresses the importance of vocabulary instruction among ELs.
Going Home Full Circle with TESOL
by Jannette DuHart

VATESOL Members were invited to present at Puerto Rico TESOL's 45th Convention. One shares how this rich and powerful experience was also an inspirational return home.

Adult Ed SIG

by Cammie Wilson

Teacher Prep SIG

by Jo Tyler
Book Review: Multicultural Book Day is Jan 25th

Member Article
by Laura Lewis
We ♥️ our members! Want to help represent VATESOL?