MATSOL Currents Spring/Summer 2020

Vol. 43, No.1


  • President’s Message
  • MATSOL’s 48th Annual Conference — ONLINE!
  • MATSOL Members Come Together in the Pandemic: A Report from MATSOL’s Executive Director - HELEN SOLÓRZANO
  • A Report from MATSOL’s Director of Professional Development - VICTORIA EKK
  • A Report from MATSOL’s Program & Member Engagement Coordinator - JASON FEI
  • A Report from the MATSOL Board 
  • MATSOL’s Annual Awards
  • A Report from the Massachusetts English Language Leadership Council (MELLC) - VICTORIA EKK
  • MATSOL’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

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  • Join a MATSOL Sub-Committee or Task Force
  • Submit to MATSOL Publications


  • Sustaining an Asset-based Approach in the Midst of the Coronavirus - MOLLY ROSS & CHRISTINE MONTECILLO LEIDER
  • High Interest, Low Readability Books for Bilingual Learners - RACHEL GRAUBART, JILLIAN MATTERN, & LINDSAY PAGANO
  • The Turn-and-Talk Template: An Effective Way to Engage ELs in Academic Conversation - CHRISTI CARTWRIGHT & NICOLETA FILIMON
  • Teaching Students How to Use Dictionaries - DANIEL G. BARLEKAMP
  • Teaching High School Science Vocabulary - ANNA DICENSO

Personal Experience Essays

  • Lessons I’ve Learned during 32 Years as an ESL Teacher - RON CLARK


  • Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, by Zaretta Hammond - REVIEWED BY CAROLYN A. PETERSON 
  • The New York Times: The Learning Network - REVIEWED BY SARAH SCHOENBECK