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Fourth graders, after brainstorming what the word "guide" means, examine how to use guide words in a dictionary to locate words. They define "guide," identify guide words in a variety of dictionaries and locate words using guide words. Each student also completes a number of practice pages of words.
Was Jose's tennis racket hanging over the fence, from the fence, or under the fence? Practice prepositions with your ELD pupils in this simple lesson, which provides 24 prepositions to be matched with sentences. They must use context clues to finish the sentence. This lesson would be a great group activity or a class game - who can finish first?
First graders explore food that help and hurt their bodies. In this healthy food lesson plan, 1st graders view the Picky Eater, sing a song and discuss the food groups. Students keep a journal of the healthy foods they eat. Students are photographed in a Superkid t-shirt and milkshake moustache.
Practice reading comprehension and teach your English acquisition class about Leonardo da Vinci. This worksheet provides a short informational text entitled, "Leonardo da Vinci." Learners answer five multiple choice comprehension questions and five multiple choice vocabulary questions. The questions are basic and straightforward.
Three fun stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("That Toad Is Mine," "Lost!" and "If You Give a Pig a Pancake") help ELD learners sequence events, express problem and solution, and predict outcomes. This also includes sentence frames to help individuals of all skill levels practice nouns, proper nouns, and prepositions. Your 1st graders will enjoy the thought-provoking questions that help them hone their English and literacy skills.
Discuss the value of friendship with these three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("When I Am Old with You," "The New Friend," "The Surprise Family"). ELD pupils can practice making predictions, compare and contrast characters, and note details with adverbs and adjectives. Three sets of vocabulary and sentences frames differentiate the lesson plan into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Explore the ocean and the woods with this ELD lesson, which involves three Houghton Mifflin short stories ("Nights of the Pufflings," "Seal Surfer," and "Two Days in May"). Your third graders will enjoy reading about animals in their natural habitats, and will be quick to learn the necessary vocabulary. The lesson addresses three listening and speaking ELD standards, as well as reading and writing ELD standards, and is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Describing words abound in this activity, which involves three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Dogzilla," "The Mysterious Giant of Barletta," "Raising Dragons," and "The Garden of Abdul Gasazi"). Progressively challenging activities for beginning, intermediate, and advanced English learners include using adjectives, auxiliary verbs, and adverbs to describe details from the story. This also incorporates working on writing narrative stories and summaries.
With resource links, a detailed procedure, embedded primary source documents, and a Readers Theater script, you're ready to teach! Re-enact historical events in order to boost historical perspective, discern main ideas, and draw inferences. Read a historical document containing various perspectives on Columbus' journey to find new land. Use those documents as the basis for a Readers Theater performance focused on British colonization and commerce.