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Emotional Reactions

Emotional Reactions

November 03, 2010 Andrea Honigsfeld

Dear ILSN members, I am excited to participate in the ILSN Blog this week. One of my areas of expertise is English Language Learning (ELL) so I thought I would share the following two articles with you. I hope that you and your students benefit from the shared information.

Emotional Reactions
Andrea Honigsfeld and Sharon Lupeke share the value of exploring emotions while teaching English
Is this one of the first conversations you teach in your ESL classroom? Do your students practice this every day exchange or a modified version of it periodically? Do you perhaps have a poster of adjectives in your classroom entitled: How Are You Feeling Today? If you do, it might be the one with facial expressions of happiness, sadness, confusion and many other feelings that your students encounter every day. If you use authentic children's literature in your class, you probably read adapted versions of classic fairy tales, fables, and children's stories; you perhaps invite your students to listen to and follow along with well-known children's poems, you might even share nursery rhymes and sing songs with your class that include some sort of feeling as a primary or secondary focus.
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By Andrea Honigsfeld
Smile for the camera—your students are going to love it! Do you know how to use digital photography as a creative learning tool in your classroom? Original nonfiction photo big books, annotated photo albums, and photo stories or talking slide presentations are all "photo ops" that allow students to engage in authentic oral and written language development. Both English Language Learners (ELLs) and their English-speaking classmates can share excitement and language-learning opportunities as they take pictures, and then review, describe, talk, and write about photographs that are the most personally meaningful and academically appropriate.
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Andrea Honigsfeld, a former ESL teacher, is the Coordinator of the MS TESOL Programs at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY. She has authored numerous publications on differentiated instruction and ESL strategies.

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  • ANDI MAHMUDIN Apr 13, 2012
    Dear Andrea, I'm an english teacher in Indonesia to K-12 students where English is a foreign language for us. I need my students able to understand reading. I think it's better for us to develop the skill first. I need your help how to serve my students who have different learning styles and different abilities.Thanks for your kindness
  • sun fucheng Jan 02, 2012
    Dear Andrea Honigsfeld, I am far from China 's Sun Fucheng, I always pay attention to the study of learning style, but here I can only refer to the recent publication of the learning style of literature, an early literature ( Dunn, K & Dunn, R, Students through their Individual 1978 Teaching Learning Styles: A practical Englewood Cliffs approach., NJ: Prentice Hall ) is widely cited, I am very interested, unfortunately, has not found the original information, hope to get your help. Thanks a lot. Wish you a happy new year, happy and harmonious! -- Sun Fucheng of Nanjing Agricultural University E-mail:[email protected] Dear Andrea Honigsfeld, 我是来自遥远中国的孙福成, 我一直关注学习风格的研究,但是我这里只能查阅到近期出版的学习风格文献,有一个早期文献(Dunn, K. & Dunn, R., 1978. Teaching Students through their Individual Learning Styles:A practical approach. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall)被广泛引用,我很感兴趣,遗憾的是一直没有找到原始资料,希望得到您的帮助。非常感谢! 祝新年快乐,和谐幸福! ——南京农业大学 孙福成 我的邮箱[email protected]