English Language Development Teacher Resources
Encourage confidence in English language skills with materials designed for language learners.
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Regular Field Day
This lesson contains a plethora of fun games for a field day extravaganza. The games have been organized by grade levels, but the teacher can adapt them to whatever age category is appropriate for creating a fun-filled activities day. Some of the games can also be used as warm-up games.
K - 6th Physical Education 7 Views 26 Downloads
Find the Main Idea: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
An excerpt from Willa Cather's O Pioneer's! provides learners with practice in finding the main idea and supporting details in a narrative. As readers record the bleak details on the included graphic organizer, they can conclude that winter in the Divide is indeed difficult.
7th - 9th Language Arts 40 Views 166 Downloads
Survivor Field Day
Survivor field day is based on challenges and games played in the TV show Survivor. Using everyday PE equipment that might be available at most elementary schools; here are some games of challenge and teamwork. With each one of these games, the teacher could adapt it to use the equipment available and the skill level of the group.
K - 5th Physical Education 13 Views 32 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan
View and explore different types of ecosystems found in our environment. Learners will study, discuss and view examples of 7 vocabulary words associated with ecosystems. They will also draw examples of different species found in ecosystems and write about each one.
Pre-K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 61 Downloads
Using GPS units, small groups participate in a scavenger hunt to find an object that you have hidden. They use coordinates for stopping points along a pre-planned path to get to the final cache. This is a terrific activity to include in a geography, mapping, or technology lesson.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 37 Downloads
Following Directions Involving Positional and Descriptive Concepts
In ELD the focus is on language acquisition and usage. This instructional activity focuses on having students use prepositions and adjectives to describe what something looks like and to understand positional concepts when spoken. Students will warm up by describing their rooms at home and then use the computer to create a PowerPoint based on the teacher's verbal instructions.
K English Language Development 6 Views 13 Downloads
High-Frequency Phrases: First 100 Words
ELD or elementary students can use this presentation to practice recognizing and saying common English phrases. Each slide contains a two to four word phrase. Have the class recite to practice proper pronunciation.
Higher Ed English Language Development 3 Views 7 Downloads
English Grammar & Writing - Capitalization
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.
9 mins 1st - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
English & Spanish School Word Cards for ELL
Transition young English language learners back to school with this set of vocabulary cards. Addressing common classroom vocabulary like teacher, backpack, and crayons, this set of cards is perfect for developing the language children need to communicate with their classmates and teachers.
K - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Should America Have Gone to War in 1812?
Using an incredibly engaging activity and detailed lesson plan, your learners will serve as advisors to President Madison on whether to participate in what would become the War of 1812! Utilize a variety of effective instructional strategies to acquaint your class with the causes of the war.
8th Social Studies & History 127 Views 111 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New York State Testing Program: English Language Arts Listening Test Selection Grade 7
Although labeled as a listening test, no questions accompany Jim Davis’ "Flight of Fancy," a short essay in which he describes how he came to be a cartoonist and the creator of Garfield. However, the article is interesting and crafting listening questions would not be difficult.
7th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
In this math worksheet, students solve differential equations. Students use similar equations, and analyze ways they differ from one another. Students draw directional fields and sketch solutions. The final three questions are applications of differential equations and include problems about mixtures, interest, and radioactive decay.
Higher Ed Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Analyzing an Argument
How do you read non-fiction, informational text? How do you recognize the rhetorical devices a writer is using? How do you determine the tone of such a document? Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address provides a perfect vehicle for learners to develop and practice these necessary skills.
10th - 12th Language Arts 137 Views 113 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comparing Numbers: ELD "More" and "Fewer"
For your English Learners, and any young mathematicians, a worksheet to develop academic vocabulary: "more" and "fewer." Pictures convey the definition of each word; learners compare sets of objects and circle the one that shows "more" or "fewer.
K Math 3 Views 40 Downloads
ELD Poetry: When I Taste Salt
English language learners read "When I Taste Salt" and complete the questions that accompany the poem. After completing the basic reading comprehension questions, they make a personal connection to the story by writing about one of their own memories.
3rd - 9th Language Arts 9 Views 259 Downloads
Baltimore – Caught in the Middle
Choosing sides is no easy matter, and this was certainly true for the citizens of Baltimore in the beginning stages of the Civil War. Using video, group analysis of several primary sources, and discussion, this detailed and thorough lesson plan will really get your class thinking about the divided loyalties that existed during the war, as well as some of the difficult choices that Abraham Lincoln was forced to make.
8th Social Studies & History 42 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Incredible Journey
Divide your school gym into breeding grounds and non-breeding grounds so that your zoologists can play a game simulating the seasonal migration of shorebirds. Players pick one of the included game cards and follow its directions, which simulate different occurrences in a migratory bird's life cycle.
4th - 8th Science 5 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
As part of a vocabulary development exercise (perfect for ELD) about "At Home," learners count from 20-29 by 1s and skip count by 10s to 100. They label a poster of a house with proper vocabulary words. Ideas for differentiating among beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels are included.
K - 1st Math 4 Views 59 Downloads
I Can Write a Poem
It is so important for English language learners to be able to write for a variety of purposes. Specifically written for an ELD class, this activity provides explicit instruction for teaching learners how to write a poem. First, they listen to a poem with a specific structure.
3rd - 8th English Language Development 51 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable