A veteran bilingual teacher shares her classroom-proven approach for helping second language learners master English. Using these simple, scripted interviews and surveys on high-interest topics, ELLs interact with classmates to practice language skills in a meaningful context. Leveled for varying proficiencies, the interviews and surveys offer predictable and repetitive formats that support learners. Opportunities for whole-class participation are built into the lessons and activities, helping ELLs feel part of the classroom community, and enabling all students to strengthen skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 80 pages.