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RI-TELLER is the name of our semi-annual newsletter. Members are encouraged to participate in making this newsletter vibrant by writing articles for each edition.

Past RI-TELLER Issues

Spring 2015

Fall 2015

Summer 2016

Fall 2017

Winter 2017

Spring 2018


Contact the editors with your writing ideas:

Doug Norris dougnorris1489@gmail.com


1. Picture Books to Help ELLs Access Common Core Anchor Reading Standards
      by Judity O'Loughlin

2. Resources for Teachers: Pairing Fiction and Nonfiction to Teach Content to ELLs.
      by Nancy Cloud

3. Program Profile: EAP at Salve Regina University
      by Kiyomi Donnelly

4. Getting Students to Tell a Story
      by Laura Vawter

5. Using Google Voice
      by Chris Bourret

1. A New Academic Vocabulary List
      by Dr. Dee Gardner

2. 6 Top-Notch Vocabulary Instruction Resources for ESL Specialists
      by Dr. Nancy Cloud

3. Strategies for Teaching Academic Vocabulary
      by Kiyomi Donnelly & Carolina Bisio

4. Get Your Passports at the Pawtucket Public Library
      by Julie Fischer

5. Getting Students to Make Their Own Vocabulary Sets Using Quizlet
      by Chris Bourret

Theme: Techniques to Get ELLs Talking
1. 5 Strategies to Help Beginning ELLs Speak & Listen Better
      by Paul Boyd-Batstone, Ph.D.

2. Promoting Classroom-Based Discussion Resources
      by Dr. Nancy Cloud

3. Strategies to Help Adult Learners Overcome Barriers for Participating in Discussions
      by Kiyomi Donnelly & Carolina Bisio

4. Get Them Talking
      by Mary Steele

5. Pragmatics of Teaching Pragmatics
      By Laura Vawter

Issue 13: Winter 2017
Theme: Immigrants, Refugees and Long-Term ELLS

1. Welcoming Rhode Island
     by Brandon Lozeau

2. Resources for Empowering Learning & Language with Muslim Immigrant Youth
     by Heather Homonoff Woodley

3. Featured Blog: Speaking Upside Down
      by Jon Lavieri

4. Classroom Resource: Kahoot!
      by Laura Vawter

5. The Maple Leaf Becomes an Olive Branch
      by Paula Markus

6. Moving Beyond the Burning Grass
      by Mary Steele

7. The Lesson of the Doorway
      by Doug Norris

8. Adult Practitioner Award: Nancy Fritz
      by Doug Norris

9. Dorcas Builds Bridges for Immigrants & Refugees
      by Kathleen Cloutier

10. Advocate Spotlight: Omar Bah
      by Shelynn Riel-Osorio

Issue 14: Fall 2017
Theme: Long Term ELLs

1. Does the Long-Term English Learner Label Hurt the Students it was Intended to Help?

      by Dr. Maneka Deanna Brooks

2. Complex Sentences: Independent Access for Your ELLs

      by Elizabeth Hartung-Cole

3. Stories of Community and Culture Energize First Gallery Walk

      by Doug Norris

4. Using DuoLingo to Expand Learners' Vocabulary and Listening Outside of the Classroom

      by Laura Vawter

5. How to fix a Toxic Chicken (and Other Stories from Conversation Class)

      by Doug Norris


Issue 15: Spring 2018

Theme: RITELL Abroad

1. Just Because You're A Native Speaker Doesn't Mean You Can Teach ESL 

      by Keith Folse

2. 5 Questions with Rachel Greenberg

3. Coffee & Donuts

      by Doug Norris

4. So You Wanna Teach English Internationally? 

      by Graham Oakland

5. Adventures of an ELF

     by Jane George

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