Languages Teacher Resources
Ensure that your learners are well versed in grammar, culture, vocabulary, and everything necessary for speaking, writing, reading, and understanding a foreign language.
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Lesson Plan: Communicating With Body Language
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to create their own expressive sculpture.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Foreign Language Fluency Using iMovie
How do you develop fluency with a second or third langauge? With this plan, production teams examine the development of fluency by producing a movie in the language they are studying. Pronunciation and conversational skills are emphasized in this lesson, but the project description is pretty general.
5th - 12th Languages
The Joy Luck Club: Figurative Language
Amy Tan uses vivid figurative language to deepen and enrich her writing. Use the fifth of ten lessons on The Joy Luck Club to demonstrate the impact of figurative language, particularly similes and metaphors, on plot and character. Young writers emulate Tan's language by writing a simile or metaphor for something from nature, an emotion, and the description of someone they know.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Learning Course Case Study
English language learners prepare to be a part of the workforce with this resource. Included is a brief survey, the results of that survey, and some intra-office memos. There are several vocabulary terms worth covering like: questionnaire, note, memo, data, minutes, and report.
11th - Higher Ed ESL & ELD
Body Language in Presentations and Gerunds
What makes someone a good presenter? Designed for English language learners, this plan has learners read articles and discuss common body language while giving presentations. Consider also showing your class video presentations.
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Formal versus Informal Language
Engage in an activity that focuses on the concepts of formal and informal language use. Middle and high schoolers compare and contrast each style by using a Venn diagram that includes some examples. They read and hear a passage of lyrics from a rap star and identify the type of language that is being used.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
“I Can” Common Core! 4th Grade Language
Lead your class through the Common Core standards for language with a checklist made up of "I Can" statements. The standards have been simplified slightly to help forth graders better understand the content, but you will most likely need to still walk them through each one.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Play a figurative language game! Starting with a review of terms, this presentation quickly launches into a quiz game with hyper-linked answers. Simply click an answer to find out if it's wrong or right. The option to try again is always there.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Maui and the Sun Retold by June Melser
Wouldn't it be great if we could slow down the sun and make the days longer? That's exactly what happens in Maui and the Sun, as retold by June Mesler. Beginning with an independent reading of this interesting creation myth, learners focus on identifying the problem and solution of the story before participating in a whole-class discussion.
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Robert Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay" serves as a model for a poetry analysis activity. The whole class critiques the sample and then groups select a poem and prepare a PowerPoint presentation in which they illustrate how their poet uses literary devices to develop themes.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A very interesting worksheet on language aquisition is here for you. In it, learners are presented with many common phrases in the English language, and they must write down how they would say that phrase in their own language. This worksheet could be used for a variety of foreign language learners.
12th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Simple Texts for Primary Pupils
Can literacy get any more fun than this? Learners not only have fun, but gain confidence as well when presented with familiar text in another language. Select books, songs, poems, even recipes written in another language, and using the many techniques, games, and exercises presented here, engage your pupils in literacy strategies that help them decode in any language.
K - 6th English Language Arts
Focus on Figurative Language
Using the poems "First Snow" by Ted Kooser and "Eating Alone" by Yi-Young Lee (or other suggested poems by Robert Frost or Sara Teasdale), middle schoolers search for examples of figurative language. Guide your learners by discussing what poetry is.
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Can changing your postures significantly alter the evolution of your life? Give your learners a valuable tool to face their next stressful evaluative situation, whether it be the lunchroom table or an important job interview. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy explores how non-verbals profoundly influence our own thoughts, feelings, and physiology; encouraging her audience to take powerful positions and to "fake it till you become it.
21 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 1: Figurative Language
The story Once in a Blue Moon by Nicola Morgan is full of figurative language. Second graders choose one idiom from the story and create an illustration of its meaning. Handouts and structured vocabulary practice is included with the lesson.
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Whole Language Reading: Pumpkin Pie Baking Activity
Fill your classroom with the delicious aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie using this fun language arts lesson. Beginning with a class reading of the book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman, learners practice identifying rhyming words, making predictions, and answering questions to demonstrate their comprehension of the story.
K - 2nd Math CCSS: Designed