Mrs. Marin’s Learning To Teach Resource Blog

Becoming an ESL, Bilingual/Bicultural teacher one day at a time. This site is for future teachers and teachers of English Language Learners/ CLD. You will find resources in English and in Spanish that can serve as a guide in your journey.

TESL 401- ESL Literacy Practicum

I was going through some pictures on my phone and found this picture (below) from last Summer. This picture brings up so many good memories. In June 2015 I took My ESL Literacy Practicum (TESL 401 is part of your ESL endorsement) I at Centennial Elementary School in Evans. I remember being very nervous because I had no idea of how my mentor teacher would be like.

During the Summer School there are less students and the schedule is from 7:45 p.m- 1:00 p.m. One suggestion I would give you is to be open for anything on the first day. I worked with a substitute teacher the first week because my mentor teacher was taking a summer course through District 6 (Yes, teachers take courses doing Summer)

Things to know about TESL 401:

  • This course is 3 weeks long,
  • You will  take a CART training at District 6 (See my notes on CART Training)
  • You will Teach 2 SIOP lessons (Set a schedule with your school partners/classmates  because Dr. Franklin wants to observe on certain days of the week)
  • You will make a PRE-SOLOM and a POST-SOLOM, these are a pre and post-interviews of an ELL student of your choice.
  • Keep track of homework deadlines (Teacher puts everything on Blackboard, so print ahead of time)
  • Work with your mentor teacher to prepare for your lessons, on on Math and the other on Literacy.
  • Most important: Have FUN with your students!



Tesl 401 Summer 2015

Summer School at Centennial Elementary

Last day of Summer School at Centennial Elementary, and look how happy they are =)


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This entry was posted on June 18, 2016 by in ELL, Teaching and tagged , , , , .




Latina mom, non-traditional student at the University of Northern Colorado. I am working on my degree in Elementary Education with English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement and Bilingual Bicultural (CDL) endorsements. I am Bilingual in English and Spanish. Passionate about Bilingual, Elementary Education, ESL, ELL, Multiculturalism, Biculturalism #education #bilingualkids

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