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The Man Who Always Wished That He Could Read & Other Poems

Happy National Poetry Month!  In its honor, we wanted to share a couple of poems that our learners have written for our In Our Words books over the years.  Enjoy! The Man Who Always Wished That He Could Read by James B. Martin I'm wishing upon a star, No matter where you are. I'm wishing upon a dream So far away it seems. Now that I can read, The dream has come true. My Best Friend is a Dog by Vanory Askew He's happy, fast, and smart He takes me everywhere He'll never break my heart He listens to me read He never judges me He knows I go to school Someday I will succeed World Peace by Phatsanphon Chinwong Wish everywhere, there was no war Or ...

The First Day: Getting to Know Your Student’s Goals and Building a Lesson Plan

By Alex Howard, ELL Tutor Earlier this week, I had the chance to meet my new student, and I began thinking about how important that first session is. Here are a few notes and ideas about what to do on the first day. Preparation Take some time to organize your aims for your first meeting. You’ll want to discover as much about your student as possible, so it helps to have ideas written out beforehand. To get your student talking, have a few questions handy. Begin with simple, open-ended questions, and conversation starters: Tell me about your family. Why did you decide to come to the United States? Tell me about your job. Arrive a little early ...