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I am new to teaching esl and to teaching middle school. I have taught elementary for 6 years. I am the first and only esl teacher at our charter school. I will be responsible for providing esl services to 4th-8th graders. We currently don’t have a curriculum. I have been asked to find one to purchase. What are your recommendations for a curriculum?

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We used Imagine Learning at the school I currently teach at. It’s computer based so not really a curriculum but great for ESL. I’ve seen growth using it with my Els

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