English Language Development Teacher Resources
Encourage confidence in English language skills with materials designed for language learners.
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ELD Lesson Planner: Discovering
Make connections in these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Lost Temple of the Aztecs," "The Great Wall," and "The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay"). Not only will your English learners be able to practice their literary analysis and writing skills, but they will enjoy the stories about history and world culture.
6th English Language Development 4 Views 26 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Problem Solvers
Using four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("My Name is Maria Isabel," "Marven of the Great North Woods," "The Last Dragon," and "Sing to the Stars"), fourth-grade English language learners practice literacy and grammar skills. Differentiated vocabulary lists and sentence frames help them to address the necessary standards at their appropriate skill level.
4th English Language Development 5 Views 60 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Gold Rush
Eureka! Discover gold in this ELD history instructional activity, 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).
4th English Language Development 11 Views 49 Downloads
Movie Stars (ELD Lesson)
Reinforce conversational skills in your ELD class with this learning exercise. Pairs of partners ask questions about twelve famous movie star based on a given example (Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt). Questions address given names, birthdays, birthplaces, and movies that the person starred in.
7th - 12th English Language Development 6 Views 34 Downloads
Oral Language Activity
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 plan, which provides 24 prepositions to be matched with sentences. They must use context clues to finish the sentence.
5th - 8th English Language Development 17 Views 243 Downloads
ELD Unit: Nature
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.
5th English Language Development 8 Views 27 Downloads
April Fool's Day
Young scholars discover the meaning and history of April Fool's Day. In this holiday lesson, students are introduced to basic April Fool's Day vocabulary and visit suggested websites to find out the history behind April Fool's Day. Young scholars choose from various writing topics to write about in their journals.
3rd - 5th English Language Development 16 Views 20 Downloads
Students participate in several Valentine's Day activities that are geared towards ESL learners. In this holiday lesson, students visit several websites such as acbteach.com to complete several reading comprehension activities. Students also complete journal questions that are focused on Valentine's Day.
K - 3rd English Language Development 27 Views 93 Downloads
During this game, kids become migratory shorebirds and fly among wintering, nesting, and stopover habitats. If they do not arrive at a suitable habitat on time, they do not survive. Catastrophic events are periodically introduced that may also affect an individual's survival.
2nd - 6th Science 11 Views 8 Downloads
Cinco De Mayo: ELD Reading and Language-Building
A brief passage about the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo is accompanied by an array of language activities for ELD: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing, writing process (peer editing), and homework/extension ideas.
5th - 10th Language Arts 34 Views 228 Downloads
International Dance Day: Reading and Activities for ELD
A brief passage about International Dance Day, April 29, is accompanied by an array of language activities based in sound ELD practice: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing, and homework/extension ideas.
3rd - 8th English Language Development 8 Views 121 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Habitats
Explore the biomes of the Earth with your ELD pupils. Explore the natural habitats of many animals and plants. After a discussion on different habitats and the animals which live there, individuals are prompted to create their own animal to live in a given habitat.
3rd English Language Development 3 Views 28 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Five Senses
See, hear, touch, taste, and smell this lesson, which takes ELD pupils through the functions of the five senses. The lesson includes direct instruction that leads into a guided practice "sight and signal game," where they rehearse and reinforce how each sense works.
3rd - 5th English Language Development 6 Views 68 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan
Take a trip to the outdoors with this ELD lesson. After watching a video about the forest (not included in the lesson), pupils practice defining a list of given words about the wilderness. Teachers can alter these words based on his or her needs, and can still use the process of creating vocabulary review cards.
6th English Language Development 3 Views 1 Download
ELD Lesson Plan: Courage
What is true courage? Your class can explore the answer with these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Hatchet," "Passage to Freedom," "Climb or Die," and "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle"), which feature courageous characters and acts of bravery.
6th English Language Development 6 Views 72 Downloads
Question Tags Practice
Young grammarians complete 20 interrogative sentences by adding formulaic question tags. They use the verbs could, would or should with an appropriate pronoun in question tags to complete each sentence. Example: They would listen, wouldn't they?
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable