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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.


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

Issue 16: Fall 2018

Theme: Understanding the Needs of Newcomers

1. Pathways to Participation: Creating Communities that Tend to the Needs of Newcomers by Annie Smith

2. Programming for Newcomers by Annie Smith

3. Strategies for Easing Transition Shock by Lousie El Yaafouri

4. Bridging Worlds in Words and Art: The Language Journey of Ana Flores by Doug Norris

5. Questions by Doug Norris

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