Janet Pierce’s Writing Café Blog

This site is new, so please bear with me as we go on this adventure in writing!

Here are some of my publications. In the future I hope to create a fiction mystery series that focuses on a retired ESL teacher using my Geosemiotic analysis rubric to help solve mysteries her former ESL students have. This is still in the thinking stage though. I am currently revising an inspirational historical novel that has been in the works for many years, but put on the shelf as life, work, family and PhD studies took over. Now that I am retired I have the time!


Pierce, J.L. (2018) Cartoon Speaking Presentations. In TESOL New Ways of Teaching Speaking,2nd ed.Ed. J. Vorholt.

Pierce, J.L. (2018). Name It and Claim It Game. In TESOL New Ways of Teaching Speaking, 2nd ed. Ed. J. Vorholt.

Pierce, J.L. (2017). Teaching English language learners: Cultural implications, communications, connections, and curriculum. Pittsburgh, PA: self-published.

Pierce, J.L. (2015). Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk- Making lessons comprehensible to ELLs, Three Rivers TESOL Spring newsletter.

Pierce, J.L. (2012). Webcast video discussion of TESL-EJ vol. 16 article. October, 2012 at www.TESOLacadmic.org

Pierce, J.L. (2012). “Using Geosemiotic Analysis to Explore Power and Interaction in ESL Classrooms.” In TESL-EJ vol. 16.

Pierce, J. L. (2009) A Co-construction of space trilogy: Examining how ESL teachers, English language learners and classroom designs interact. UMI. 3362439. ProQuest LLC.

Pierce, J.L. (2008). Weaving meaning into ESOL curriculum using thematic matrices. Revitalizing a curriculum for school-age learners. Eds. K. Graves, D. Hayes & J. Sharkey. TESOL: New Alexandria, VA.

Pierce, J. L. (2008). People, place and space or the considerations of a conference coordinator.  Composition & TESOL Students Spotlight. IUP C&T Program online community.

Pierce, J.L. (2007). Jugglers and jockeys: Identity and power in the ESL classroom. Working Papers in Composition & TESOL, Vol. 2, Issue 1 Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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