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Summer Success Program: ESL Literacy Program Teacher

Watertown, Massachusetts
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Title 3 Summer Success Program:

Dates: Monday - Thursday, July 8, 2024 - August 1, 2024 (4 days a week for a month)

Location: Hosmer School

Rate of Pay: $35.00 per hour

Hours: 8:15-12:15 pm includes 30 min of prep a day

Additional days: 1 "day" (4hrs) one 1-hour orientation and includes program set up/clean up time.

Additional paid time: There may be an additional weekly 30-minute faculty meeting at the discretion of the Director.

Available positions: 9


  • Teach grouping of students in grades K-8. (Grouping would not exceed 10)
  • Use Responsive classroom management - morning meeting and closing circle
  • Conduct whole group and small group literacy lessons
  • Encourage a love of reading and talking about books
  • Work with students on writing in response to reading
  • Implement the Literacy Camp curriculum and incorporate creative activities as needed

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Experience working with elementary and middle school ELs preferred.
  • Experience collaborating with colleagues
  • Familiarity with best practices in literacy instruction
  • Holds the belief that all children can learn and learn to read and write effectively
  • Familiarity with Responsive Classroom practices, language, and beliefs
  • An ability to engage students in using all 4 domains: listening, reading, speaking, and writing
  • Having students engage in academic conversations during every class
  • Attend pre-program training and weekly faculty meetings.

Education / Experience:
  • A current Massachusetts ESL Teaching License/Certification
  • Three or more successful years of experience teaching ESL students in literacy preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Watertown Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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