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
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 English Language Arts
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
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
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
Following Directions Involving Positional and Descriptive Concepts
In ELD the focus is on language acquisition and usage. This lesson 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 Arts
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 English Language Arts
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository, narrative, and literary response), and each category comes with a general rubric and a set of sample essays.
4th - 12th English Language Arts 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 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 English Language Arts
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
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Comparing Numbers: ELD "More" and "Fewer"
For your English Learners, and any young mathematicians, a learning exercise 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.
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 English Language Arts
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 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 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