Getting off to a Good Start Teacher Resources
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ELD: Talent Show
"Talent Show" is an ELD lesson planner that has beginning English language learners focus on expressing the author's viewpoint by using pronouns and noting details using adjectives. Additionally, 2nd graders will be asked to express problems and solutions a they write a script for a talent show.
2nd English Language Development 10 Views 42 Downloads
Idioms for the ELD Learner
A variety of technological devices are used by English learners in order to create pages that go into a SmartBoard notebook. Idioms are the focus of the pages that are created. Creativity is encouraged. For example, the idiom "Putting their foot in their mouth," can be recorded with video, digital camera, or acted out.
6th - 8th Language Arts 26 Views 59 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Nature Walk
Take a calming walk through nature in this ELD instructional activity. With three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night," "Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett," "Around the Pond"), readers compare and contrast details, as well as separate fact from opinion.
2nd English Language Development 10 Views 81 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Around Town
Tour the town with this ELD instructional activity, which involves three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Chinatown," "A Trip to the Firehouse," "Big Bushy Mustache," and "Jamaica Louise James"). Learners practice their future tense and prepositions, as well as literary skills such as making judgments and inferences.
2nd English Language Development 18 Views 71 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Encounters
Each literary skill is linked to a part of speech in this ELD lesson plan, which works with three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Grizzly Bear Family Book, The Golden Lion Tamarin Comes Home," and "My Side of the Mountain"). Learners practice making generalizations with adverbs, noting details with prepositions, and drawing conclusions with pronouns.
5th English Language Development 11 Views 60 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Nature's Fury
What happens during a natural disaster? Science and language arts come together in this resource, which works from three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Earthquake Terror," "Eye of the Storm: Chasing Storms with Warren Faidley," and "Volcanoes").
4th - 6th English Language Development 39 Views 328 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Growing Up
Three coming-of-age Houghton-Mifflin stories (an excerpt from Where the Red Fern Grows, as well as "Last Summer with Maizon," and "The Challenge") show your ELD pupils the trials and tribulations of growing up. Differentiated sentence frames incorporate vocabulary and conventions, as well as practicing literary skills from ELD standards.
6th English Language Development 10 Views 38 Downloads
Using conjunctions and noting details are part of this 5-day Surprise plan. Beginning level students will sequence events by using the present progressive asking questions and formulating answers. For the final activity they will participate in a story structure sequence.
1st English Language Development 9 Views 35 Downloads
Classroom Capers: Creating a Magazine
Fourth graders build language skills in the context of creating a classroom magzine. They participate in activities which help students communitcate ideas and information for a variety of purposes and for specific audiences using the conventions of written language; read materials for different purposes; express, respond to, and communicate ideas, topics, and opinions in oral and visual formats.
4th Language Arts 13 Views 124 Downloads
World Teachers' Day
Practice reading comprehension by having your class read a factual passage about World Teachers' Day and mach phrases, fill in the blanks, identify correct grammar usage, unscramble vocabulary words, sequence sentences from the passage, sequence words to create complete sentences, create questions and interview other students, and write an essay.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 60 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Person-to Person
Intended to pair with four stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Mariah Keeps Cool," "Mama's Best Friend," "Yang the Second & Her Secret Admirer," and "Dear Mr. Henshaw,"), this lesson plan differentiates into beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.
5th English Language Development 14 Views 45 Downloads
The Republic of Sakha (Yukutia)
Young geographers learn about the extreme temperatures found in the Rebublic of Sakha, and study the hardships caused by these temperatures. They look at why people choose to live in such a remote and rugged area. This incredible, 22-page lesson plan is packed with photographs, worksheets, engaging activites and assignments, and is well-woth implementing in your classroom.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
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
ELD Lesson Plan: Family Time
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.
2nd English Language Development 3 Views 51 Downloads
Let's Plan a Trip!
Technology brings to life the study of other countries and cultures! It also demonstrates to high schoolers how important information literacy is to individuals today. For this lesson small groups or individuals plan a trip to a country of their choice.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 11 Views 95 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 9 Views 48 Downloads
A Research Toolkit of 12 Reading Strategies for the Foreign Language Classroom
Learning to read is not a simple task, but there are methods for assisting pupils as they develop literacy skills. The first four pages of this resource include information about language development and reading development, as well as various strategies with a focus on English language learners.
7 mins 1st - 12th Language Arts 204 Views 108 Downloads