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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 25 Views 92 Downloads
New Year's Lesson Plan
Young scholars write paragraphs about their New Year's resolutions following a format given. In this ESL New Year's instructional activity, students write short paragraphs about the New Year's customs in their countries and discuss their feelings about New Year's in general.
3rd - 6th English Language Development 3 Views 54 Downloads
April Fool's Day
Students discover the meaning and history of April Fool's Day. In this holiday instructional activity, students are introduced to basic April Fool's Day vocabulary and visit suggested websites to find out the history behind April Fool's Day.
3rd - 5th English Language Development 11 Views 18 Downloads
ELD Five Senses Lesson Plan
English learners ask and answer questions about the five senses. They participate in sight and sound signal reading, singing songs, and creating sense charts. They make cross curricular connections by reading books and by focusing on specific social studies areas.
3rd - 5th English Language Development 3 Views 61 Downloads
Adaptable ESL Lesson Plan Activities
Increase their knowledge of the English language through activities geared towards ESL learners. They are split into teams and play a bingo game to identify action verbs. Learners draw pictures of the action verb onto a sheet of paper.
1st - 4th English Language Development 57 Views 299 Downloads
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 3 Views 40 Downloads
EFL/ESL: Using Dictation to Improve Your Students' Listening, Spelling and Grammar Skills
ESL students explore English by participating in an ESL grammar activity. In this dictation lesson, students discuss the purpose of transcribing English into their native language by improving their reading comprehension. Students read children's stories such as Harry Potter or Green Eggs and Ham and practice transcribing them.
3rd - 8th English Language Development 95 Views 314 Downloads
Easy ESL Lessons
Students explore English comprehension by participating in simple language arts activities. In this ESL lesson, students view films with English dialogue, but with subtitles in their native language and identify words they are unfamiliar with.
2nd - 9th English Language Development 52 Views 123 Downloads
ESL Lesson for Japanese Students
Students explore English by completing language arts activities in class. In this ESL activity, students practice translating their native Japanese vocabulary into English by participating in a flash card activity. Students complete an English phrase identification worksheet.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 9 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Amazing Animals
Explore anthills, bat and bird baseball, and the world of safety with these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Officer Buckle and Gloria," "ANTS," and "The Great Ball Game"). Your 2nd grade ELD learners will enjoy the lively animals in the stories as they practice their prepositions and conjunctions, as well as drawing conclusions and cause and effect, in several sentence frames.
2nd English Language Development 16 Views 70 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Friend and Foe
From fishing to forest fires, this lesson plan includes all kinds of scenarios for you to discuss with your ELD students. Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Salmon Summer," "Wildfires," and "Skylark") help beginning, intermediate, and advanced pupils to practice their vocabulary and writing.
4th English Language Development 14 Views 100 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Nature Walk
Take a calming walk through nature in this ELD lesson. 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 8 Views 79 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Family and Friends
Animal friends and families help your 1st graders with their ELD and literacy skills in three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Secret Code," Bud's Day Out," and "An Egg Is An Egg, or, Who's in a Family?"). They can practice drawing conclusions, comparing and contrasting, and sequencing events in the stories.
1st English Language Development 21 Views 79 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Journeys
From the Titanic to the Iditarod, your ELD pupils will be on a whirlwind adventure with these four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Akiak," "Grandfather's Journey," "Finding the Titanic," and "By the Shore of Silver Lake"). By practicing their conventions and vocabulary in differentiated sentence frames, they can also reinforce their literacy skills, such as expressing the author's viewpoint and finding the main idea.
4th English Language Development 22 Views 62 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Smart Solution
Access your beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners' needs with this thorough lesson plan. The Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Pepita Talks Twice," "Poppa's New Pants," and "Ramona Quimby, Age 8") address vocabulary, grammatical forms, and and increasingly independent writing activities.
3rd English Language Development 27 Views 42 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 6 Views 35 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Gold Rush
Eureka! Discover gold in this ELD history lesson, 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 8 Views 46 Downloads
ESL Holiday Lessonsï»¿: Sadie Hawkins Day
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about Sadie Hawkins Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question on the article.
6th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 35 Downloads