I have two students who are pre-functional ELL students who have both failed the Ohio Graduation Tests (they were not grandfathered) at least once since I took over as their ELA teacher. I am working through my older material on the Reading and Writing tests. They simply do not have the vocabulary in English, and I know they won't be able to bring Google Images into a test. Today, all three of us became extremely frustrated because I was unable to articulate the concept of personification. The biggest frustration is that there is no ESL teacher at my school. The teacher I replaced was an ESL teacher with an ELA endorsement. I'm an ELA teacher with SIOP training. I need some help, and soon! Their next test is next month.