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



May 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

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