BRIEF BIOGRAPHY of Fran Marshall: Fran Marshall was an independent ESL resource consultant and author of ESL reader workbooks. She acted as an ESL resource consultant and workshop presenter for the Etobicoke Board of Education from 1973-1998. In 2001, she was awarded the TESL Ontario Pin for outstanding contribution to ESL. Fran’s practical publications, for ESL teachers include, but are not limited to: “Thirty Minutes to Review! Challenging Opening Activities for ESL Classes” and “The Early Bird Special” A Potpourri of Opening Activities for Adult ESL classes. Additionally, she published many ESL textbooks and CDs. As a strong contributor to ESL BRIteaching, she will be missed. Fran passed away in June of 2013.