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Students in a Spanish class are introduced to the techniques of creative writing. In groups, they focus on the pre-writing section of creative writing and keep a folder of their works throughout the lesson. They end the lessons by using new vocabulary to write either a short story or a descriptive paragraph and share with the class.
Students research and write about the origins of the ingredients in candy bars. They taste them and describe what they are tasting. They use descriptive words to write a paragraph describing the candy bar. They research ingredients in their candy bars and map their origins on a world map. c
In the context of reading Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington (or any pumpkin reading), young editors explore correct punctuation by listening to a short reading with no punctuation. They indicate whether a period or question mark should end unpunctuated sentences by holding up appropriate sticks.
Students in an ESL classroom review family vocabulary using more advanced descriptive words to talk about their extended family. They create a PowerPoint presentation of a fictitious family by downloading clips from the internet or scanning magazine pictures or drawings. They identify and describe the family members using vocabulary from the lesson plan, problematic words and correct grammar.
Students analyze art pieces of Picasso and Diego Velazquez to consider artists self-portraits using their work tools. In this art analysis activity, students complete introductory and image based discuss to consider how an artist chooses to share information about their art process. Students read an excerpt from John Keats and define beauty. Students participate in a debate for the activity.
Who are the members of your extended family, what are their personalities, and what are the relationships among them? Have your Spanish-speakers brainstorm related vocabulary and conduct internet research to create a large extended family. As a fun extension, consider creating a family description of a fictional character and having them draw the family tree as you read the description. Can they place each family member in the correct position?
Students explore language arts by reading a story in class. In this Spanish culture lesson plan, students read the book In My Family and discuss the characters, plot and settings. Students analyze the voice in the story and write their own short stories based on a personal experience.
Eureka! Discover gold in this ELD history lesson, which provides both instruction and a number of activities. Teachers first engage the class in a "call and response" activity about people who came to California during the Gold Rush, and then guide them through application activities (creating cartoons and advertisements). Though the plan indicates an hour for completion, it could comfortably be split up over a few days.
Learners analyze portraiture with a focus on the work of Pablo Picasso. In this portraiture analysis lesson, students explore the conventions of portraiture and the elements of pose, gesture, expression, costume, and setting. Learners examine three distinct styles that Picasso used. Students work in groups to create a sketch of an object and then create a portrait on their own.
Students review the vocabulary terms solid and liquid. They also review that adjectives tell what kind, which one, and how many. The teacher introduces a "Oobleck" after reading "Bartholomew and the Oobleck" by Dr. Seuss. The students write adjectives describing the Oobleck which are combined on a class chart.
Elementary schoolers listen to a read aloud of Brenda Z. Guiberson's, Cactus Hotel before acting the story out using the proper sequence of events. Using a graphic organizer, they determine the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Finally, as an assessment they write a summary, poem or narrative from the cacti' point of view.