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Spotlight on English Teacher Testimonial

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May 21

We love hearing from teachers! Check out this amazing testimonial from a NYC public school teacher. 

 May 1, 2012

Dear Mr. Moorhead,

I have been a NYC public school teacher for many years now (18) and I have been trying to find an appropriate ESL curriculum for some time.  A few years ago I finally came across Santillana Spotlight on English, which met all of my teaching needs.  I love this program because it targets different proficiency levels and instructs the teacher in methods of adapting a basic lesson plan to suit different classes.  It spells out the lesson plans and makes my prep work much easier than it used to be.  My students have responded very well to the lessons I used from this program, even those who only recently came to the United States from other countries.

Another thing I really like about the Spotlight on English program is that it focuses on 4 different skills: Reading, speaking, listening, and writing.  It also allows me to adapt the lessons to meet the needs of students with different intelligence levels.  This takes the guesswork out of differentiation.

Finally, the program covers many different content areas, including math, science, social studies, and of course, literacy.  Because I teach ESL, I must assist my students to learn their regular curriculum of studies, and Spotlight on English makes it so easy for me to teach these content areas in a manner that maximizes student retention and progress.  I am grateful to Santillana for providing me and other teachers like me with a surefire way of meeting city and state educational standards.

All the best,

David Savitt


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