Dorina Sackman: Profile in Practice
Lesson Objective: Dorina Sackman, 2014 National Teacher of the Year finalist, is a middle school teacher in Orlando, FL. Take a look at how she builds writing confidence in English Language Learners. See Ms. Sackman's Lesson Video here:
2014 National Teacher of the Year Finalist

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  1. Dorina Sackman, 2014 National Teacher of the Year finalist, is a middle school teacher in Orlando, FL. Take a look at how she builds writing confidence in English Language Learners.?
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In Texas, our newcomer and ESL students are required to take the state standardized test, called STAAR. We build up our students confidence and risk-taking skills just for them to be hard on themselves when this standardized test is forced upon them within a few months to a few weeks of their arrival to the United States. No matter how much we explain to them that doing their best is all we ask, and that we know their personal success better than any state exam will show, it still heartbreaking to see their faces when they receive their scores. Do you have any advice on what else we can do?
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your are poverful!!
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@Michelle Leip, You can view the video of the lesson and get the lesson plan here: https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/ell-essay-structure-lesson Cheers~!
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Thank you so much for this excellent video! I will definitely use this manipulative to teach my ELLs to write 5 paragraph essays. Do you happen to have a lesson plan and the prompts that you used for this lesson that you could share?
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Wow! You're so vivacious ~ your students are so lucky. What an inspiration! In just 5 minutes, we get an amazing glimpse as to why you are Florida's Teacher of the Year. I enjoyed your same energy at our Leadership Conference today. Keep on keepin' on!!
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Westridge Middle School
3800 West Oak Ridge Road
Orlando FL 32809
Population: 1238

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