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Each issue focuses on a theme of interest to ESOL professionals, such as the job market, technology, assessment, and teaching ESOL in the content areas. Articles cover a broad spectrum of ESOL instruction, including elementary,secondary, and higher education, intensive English programs, adult education, and teacher training. Besides theme-based articles, Idiom features the following regular columns: Book Reviews, Culture Notes and Promising Practices.

Summer 2015 Issue of Idiom online
(Volume 45, issue 3)

Table of Contents Pages
President's Letter
by Robin Finnan-Jones, Ed.D., Retired NYCDOE; President of NYS TESOL
Infusing the SIOP Model into the ESL Classroom
by Scott Freiberger, John Bowne Elementary School
Tech Tools - Engrade
by Ravneet Parmar, Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center
Implementing Literature Circles as an Effective Close Reading Tool for ELLs
by Aramina Vega Ferrer, Mercy College, New York
Creating Relevant Curricula for Low-Literacy Learners
by Nan Frydland, Neighbors Link
Intercultural Learning at the Intersection of Multiliteracies and Theater
by Alec Lapidus, University of Southern Maine and Marilia Martins, University of Southern Maine
Making Nonfiction Informational Text Comprehensible for ELLs
by Jo Ann Miles, John Philip Sousa Elementary School and Debra Calluzzo, John Philip Sousa Elementary
Can Flipped Learning Increase Motivation?
by Emily Lepkowski, New York City-Dept. of Education
Utilizing Technology to Build a Sense of Community with ELLs
by Alexandra McCourt, East Hampton UFSD
English as the Language of Unity with Simple Lessons of History
by Touria Ghaffari, EC English
NYS TESOL leadership (2015)