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Welcome to Ms. Ponzio-Helsel's class wiki!


About this Page

This site is an online resource page for English as a Second Language enrolled in and their parents enrolled in Ms. Ponzio Helsel's ESL classes at Berkshire Middle School. The Navigation box on the left provides links to the curriculum and instruction for each ESL level as well as resources for parents.

Summer Reading

ESL B Summer Reading Options:
Alia's Mission
Cesar Chavez*
The Color of My Words

From First Crossing
The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon
A Strong Right Arm
Surviving Hitler
A Weave of Words*
When Marian Sang*

*These books are shorter and have more pictures. You must read two of these to complete your summer reading requirement.


BMS ESL Keeps Reading!



Berkshire Middle School ESL students are always reading! Check out the books we have in our ESL library (use "bpsesl" for the User Name and "bpseslg008" for the Password) and see what everyone is reading. Then view our growing collection of book talks:


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Stefan's Diaries by L.J. Smith

Holiday Exploration

Click here to explore holiday traditions around the world.