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Engage your English learners with this resource. To begin, learners describe a map to a partner. After a vocabulary exercise and a jumbled letter activity, pupils are asked to write their own letter. The letter reading and writing activities encourage the use of phrases that express attitude and emotion. This plan includes all necessary materials as well as an answer key.
Practice prepositional phrases against the backdrop of nature in this ELD lesson plan. Five days of the unit are detailed here, including the specific parts of speech addressed on each day (differentiated into five different skill levels). A final applications and assessment is noted on the fifth day.
Play around with figurative language in an interactive PowerPoint with a Winnie-the-Pooh theme! Review definitions of similes, metaphors, and idioms. Then, learners answer 15 multiple-choice questions where they must decide what type of figurative language is being used. Tip: Pupils can play this game individually! You might also ask your class to create their own PowerPoint using this one as a model.
Promote understanding of vocabulary words with this audio recording. You or your learners click on a character image to hear a vocabulary passage read out loud. The audio recording repeats each bold word twice, giving your class a chance to repeat each word and have extra exposure to the correct pronunciation. There is no activity included with this recording; however, the website has links to other activities.
"Talent Show" is an ELD lesson planner that has beginning English language learners focus on expressing the author's viewpoint by using pronouns and noting details using adjectives. Additionally, 2nd graders will be asked to express problems and solutions a they write a script for a talent show. While the sentence frames are helpful there is not a lot of direction for putting together the final activity (the talent show). This definitely needs some expansion.
What happens during a natural disaster? Science and language arts come together in this resource, which works from three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Earthquake Terror," "Eye of the Storm: Chasing Storms with Warren Faidley," and "Volcanoes"). ELD pupils will benefit from the differentiated vocabulary lists and sentence frames. The stories and provided questions help them practice sequencing events, expressing fact and opinion, and comparing and contrasting details.
Bears, fireflies, and Frog and Toad come together in this ELD lesson plan, which is based on a collection of Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Two Greedy Bears," "Fireflies for Nathan," and "The Hat (Frog and Toad)"). Three differentiated levels provide vocabulary lists and sentence frames based on beginning, intermediate, and advanced skills. Learners practice making predictions, sequencing events, and retelling stories as they complete the given sentence frames.
From fishing to forest fires, this lesson plan includes all kinds of scenarios for you to discuss with your ELD students. Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Salmon Summer," "Wildfires," and "Skylark") help beginning, intermediate, and advanced pupils to practice their vocabulary and writing. Additionally, they practice making inferences and using adverbs and prepositions in simple and complex sentences.