This book will be written to address the Texas certification exam (TExES) for English as a Second Language (ESL) educators. Regardless of degree, grade point average, or experience, a person cannot receive ESL certification without passing a TExES examination, thus there is intense pressure on the student to pass. There are actually three ESL TExES Exams. These are #193 (Generalist EC – 6), #120 (Generalist 4 – 8), and #154 (ESL Supplemental). This book will cover them all, which makes it marketable on a larger scale. The author has years of experience in TExES test development and in providing popular, successful, and inspiring TExES preparation seminars at multiple universities and training sites around the state. The student developmental concepts upon which TExES is constructed will be written in a down-to-earth manner utilizing real life stories for practical application and will allow the reader to connect theory with actual practice.

Understanding and Applying ESL Teaching Methods for Developmentally Appropriate Instruction

Understanding and Applying ESL Teaching Methods for Developmentally Appropriate Instruction

Understanding and applying ESL teaching methods for developmentally appropriate instruction

DOMAIN II: ESL Instruction and Assessment

DOMAIN KEY CONCEPTS: ESL Instruction and Assessment, Effective Research-Based Literacy Strategies, Oral and Written Communication Skills Across the Curriculum


The ESL teacher understands ESL teaching methods and uses this knowledge to plan and implement effective developmentally appropriate instruction.

Just as every teacher must understand developmentally appropriate research-based instructional methods, the English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher does too. This competency addresses the very basics of teaching ESL students, that is, the meat and potatoes of ESL curriculum and instruction. After all, if you do not know what to teach or how to teach it, why bother attempting to teach at ...

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