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Take a trip to the stars with this lesson, which is based on four stories about space exploration ("The Adventures of Sojourner: The Mission to Mars that Thrilled the World," "Franklin R. Chang-Diaz," "Beneath Blue Winters," and "Out There"). Not only will your class enjoy the exciting tales of astronomy, they will be able to practice their listening and speaking skills as well as reading and writing. The lesson is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Three stories about nature and the outdoors from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Forest," "Butterfly," and "Johnny Appleseed") support this instructional activity, which focuses on description, summary, and drawing conclusions. The instructional activity is differentiated into three different skill levels with three different sets of vocabulary and sentence frames.
Weathering both family dynamics and sudden storms are the main topics of these three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Brothers and Sisters," "Jalapeno Bagels," "Carousel," and "Thunder Cake"). Practice generalizing and sequencing events as you read about siblings, baking, and thunder. The lesson is differentiated for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced learners, and includes vocabulary and sentence frames for each skill level.
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. The lesson is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
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.
The true success of English Learners won't always shine through in the form of perfect test scores.
Use the timeless story of Green Eggs and Ham to excite learners of all ages and proficiency levels.
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.
Reinforce conversational skills in your ELD class with this instructional activity. 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.
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. Links to a British-accented audio clip of the passage and an interactive multiple choice sequencing activity in which readers reconstruct the passage phrase by phrase.
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. Links to a British-accented audio clip of the passage and an interactive multiple choice sequencing activity in which readers reconstruct the passage phrase by phrase.
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.
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. The scripted nature of this activity could be helpful or off-putting, depending on the teacher, but the information can be adapted to any class requirements.
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. The song "What Can I See?" and the book Puff, Flash, Bang are mentioned but not included, and can be replaced with any other song or book that has lots of sensory images.
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. The lesson plan takes learners from direct teaching to guided practice, and eventually to independent practice and assessment.
Making simple changes in the classroom will allow for effective, sheltered instruction for English Language Learners.
Go over the basics of capitalization and when to use upper-case letters. A young woman with a whiteboard writes examples and explains. This is a good resource for ELL or ELD students due to its simplicity. One grammatical mistake is made with a comma and not corrected though.
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. After the simulation, shorebirds return to being students and analyze the survival rate, concluding a solid lesson on animal migration.
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. The activities include a list of vocabulary words and sentence frames that incorporate adjectives, conjunctions, and auxiliary verbs. The activities become more challenging in each differentiated level.
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? I'd use it in my ELD classes or for elementary school learners.

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