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Passing the English as a Second Language (ESL) Supplemental TExES Exam
Keys to Certification and Language Proficient Learners



February 2014 | 168 pages | Corwin

Master the TExES with down-to-earth test prep strategies

Educators know that ESL certification is attainable if one understands the domains and competencies represented in the test and masters test prep skills. In her new book, Dr. Elaine Wilmore, known for popular and inspiring TExES preparation seminars, synthesizes her knowledge and experiences and gives readers a down-to-earth, practical approach to passing the ESL Supplemental Exam.

Written in a conversational tone, the book uses real examples to help readers connect theory with actual practice. In addition, the book offers:

  • Thorough discussions of relevant concepts related to specific domains and competencies
  • Tables and graphics for visual and kinesthetic learners
  • Chapter summaries that highlight “Important Points” and the author’s own “Guess My Favorites” learning tips
  • Test-taking strategies and sample exam questions

Fifteen substantial chapters will give you what you need to remove the mystery and relieve the pressures of preparing for the TExES exams. Give yourself a head start today!

“This book is a needed resource for anyone who is seeking ESL certification or who is already certified and seeks a refresher on how to help foreign language students be successful not only in acquiring the English Language but also in understanding the variety of content being taught in English.”
—Juan Carlos Hernandez, Bilingual Specialist
Ridgeview Elementary, TX

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Section I: Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions
 
1. Welcome!
Overview of TExES Learner-Centered Domains and Competencies

 
Idealistic Teaching: A skills or an Art?

 
Getting Started

 
The "Guess My Favorite" Feature

 
 
Section II: Domains and Competencies for the Supplemental English as a Second Language TExES Exam
 
2. Understanding Fundamental Langauge Concepts and the Structure and conventions of the English Langauge
Domain I: Langauge Concepts and Langauge Acquisition

 
domain Key Concepts: Langauge Concepts, Language Acquisition, and INterrelatedness of L1 and L2 Development

 
Competency: 001

 
The ESL Teacher KNows How to...

 
Guess My Favorites

 
Important Points to Remember

 
 
3. First and Second Langauge Acquisition and the Interrelatedness of L1 and L2 Learners
Domain I: Language Concepts and Langauge Acquisition

 
Domain Key Concepts: Language Concepts, Language Acquisition, and Interrelatedness of L1 and L2 Development

 
Competency: 002

 
The ESL Teacher Knows How to . . .

 
Guess My Favorites

 
Important Points to Remember

 
 
4. Understanding and Applying ESL Teaching Methods for Developmentally Appropriate Instruction
Domain I: Language Concepts and Language Acquisition

 
Domain Key Concepts: Language Concepts, Language Acquisition, and Interrelatedness of L1 and L2 Development

 
Competency: 002

 
The ESL Teacher Knows How to . . .

 
Guess My Favorites

 
Important Points to Remember

 
 
5. Promoting Students' communicative Language 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

 
Competency: 004

 
The ESL Teacher Knows How to . . .

 
Guess My Favorites

 
Important Points to Remember

 
 
6. 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

 
Competency: 005

 
The ESL Teacher Knows How to . . .

 
Guess My Favorites

 
Important Points to Remember

 
 
7. Promoting Students' Content Area Learning, Academic - Langauge Development, and Achievement Across the Curriculum
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

 
Competency: 006

 
The ESL Teacher Knows How to . . .

 
Guess My Favorites

 
Important Points to Remember

 
 
8. Understanding Formal and Informal Assessment Procedures and Instruments
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

 
Competency: 007

 
The ESL Teacher Knows How to . . .

 
Guess My Favorites

 
Important Points to Remember

 
 
9. Promoting Student Performance in English Language Arts and Reading
Domain III: Foundations of ESL Education, Cultural Awareness and Family and Community Involvement

 
Domain Key Concepts: Foundations, Research, and Types of ESL Programs, An Effective Multicultural and Multilingual Learning Environment, and Serving as an Advocate for ESL Students and their Families through Community Involvement

 
Competency: 008

 
The ESL Teacher Knows How to . . .

 
Guess My Favorites

 
Important Points to Remember

 
 
10. Understanding Factors and Strategies that Affect ESL Students' Learnign in a Multicultural and Multilingual Environment
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

 
Competency: 009

 
The ESL Teacher Knows How to . . .

 
Guess My Favorites

 
 
11. Serving as an Advocate and Facilitator for ESL and Their Families
Important Points to Remember

 
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

 
Competency: 010

 
The ESL Teacher Knows How to . . .

 
Guess My Favorites

 
Important Points to Remember

 
 
Section III: The Real Deal: Practical Application
 
12. Test-Taking Strategies: Pay Close Attention
The Testing Session: General Overview

 
Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

 
The Dot Game: A Psychological and Time Management Strategy

 
The Dog and Star Game: A Decision-Making Strategy

 
Multiple-Multiples: To Maximize Success, Always Use the Process

 
Steps in the Process

 
Key Words and Themes: “Sherrys” Revisited

 
The Ideal ESL Teacher

 
Strategy Summary

 
 
13. Creating a Personal Success Plan
Tips for Those Who Have Not Been Successful on the Exam . . . Yet

 
The Elaine Wilmore 5-C Plan

 
Tips for Out-of-State Future Texas ESL Teachers

 
Everyone, Texans and NonTexans Alike

 
Mantras

 
Those Testing on a Computer

 
From Now Until the Week You Test

 
The Week You Test

 
What To Do, and Not To Do, the Night Before the Test

 
What To Do, and Not To Do, the Morning of the Test

 
Living Your Life After the Test

 
 
14. After Your Pass the Test: Forever and Ever, Amen
Actually Becoming Certified

 
Knock the Top Out of It!

 
 
15. Suggested Additional Reading
Read and Learn!

 
Domain I: Language Concepts and Language Acquisition

 
Domain II: ESL Instruction and Assessment

 
Domain III: Foundations of ESL Education, Cultural Awareness and Family and Community Involvement

 
 
Appendix A: Texas Education Code
English Langauge Proficiency Standards

 
 
Appendix B: Texas Adminstrative Code
 
References

"This book is a needed resource for anyone who is seeking ESL certification or who is already certified and seeks a refresher on how to help foreign language students be successful not only in acquiring the English Language but also in understanding the variety of content being taught in English."

Juan Carlos Hernandez, Bilingual Specialist
Ridgeview Elementary, TX

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

1. Welcome!


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Barbara (Elaine) Litchfield Wilmore

Learn more about Elaine Wilmore's PD offeringsDr. Elaine Wilmore was a public school teacher, counselor, elementary, and middle school principal before she moved to higher education. She has extensive background in everything from Early Childhood Education to creating and leading doctoral programs. She currently serves as a Doctoral Dissertation Adviser for Nova Southeastern University. She ... More About Author

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