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.

Promoting Students’ Literacy Development in English

Promoting students’ literacy development in english

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 how to promote students’ literacy development in English.

Competency 005 bears remarkable resemblance to Competency 004 in Letters A, B, E, and F. The primary distinction between them is Competency 004 focused on students’ communicative language development in English, whereas this competency focuses primarily on students’ literacy development in English. For the purpose of consistency, we will refer back to Chapter 5 several times.

Meeting the needs of English as a Second Language (ESL0 learners is an ethical responsibility of all educators. All teachers need to ...

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