The University of Iowa

Nicole DeSalle, M.F.A.

Nicole DeSalle

Nicole DeSalle’s experience as an English as a second language instructor sparked her desire to contribute to educational research, particularly in determining the effectiveness of different teaching strategies. Nicole worked as the Varied Practice Reading manager at the IRRC and as a content specialist for ACT, Inc., developing assessments for English Language Arts and coordinating the scoring of written assessments. She earned her master’s degree in creative writing from Texas State University. Nicole writes plays that are produced locally and in festivals throughout the United States. She also loves to travel and tries to take a trip overseas each year.

Recent Blog Posts

Mother and daughter washing dishes

Learning English with your Children and Teens: Using a Chore Chart to Practice Overall Fluency

Planning out the week’s chores provides an excellent opportunity to practice English skills.
Father and son reading

Learning English With Your Children and Teens: Focus on Language Development During Shared Reading

Keep characteristics like rhyming and other language elements in mind when selecting and reading aloud a book together.
Family shopping at grocery store

Learning English With Your Children and Teens: Using Junk Mail to Practice English

Engage the family with activities that practice English vocabulary, grammar, speaking, and more.