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Countries and Languages Quiz
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students examine the chart that includes 20 languages. Students identify the names of the countries with the greatest number of native speakers in 4 minutes.
Integrating Language Arts and Math
Here are simple ideas to integrate math and language arts skills.
Teaching the Language of Thinking
Use explicit instruction of academic language to strengthen student comprehension
Job Search: Body Language During Job Interviews
This may be a short and simple lesson, but it is really quite important. Help your upper graders get ready for interviews, work place communication, and life. They role-play to see and show the differences between good and bad body language. The teacher models both then has the learners discuss why each "interview" style would be effective or not. They then role-play how one should carry themselves as they take directions in the workplace.
Daily Academic Language Development
Five minute mini-lessons designed to expose learners to high-frequency academic language.
Cross-Curricular Language Arts Lessons
Here are lesson ideas to begin integrating social studies content into the language arts classroom.
Using Games to Reinforce Vocabulary Development in English Language Learners
Practical ways to implement games and activities into whole-class and sheltered English language development time.
Linking Social Networking to Language Arts
How to tap into students' social networking experiences to enhance learning in the language arts classroom.
Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Activity: Firework by Katy Perry
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners are able to more easily identify examples of devices such as metaphors, hyperbole, and alliteration. An answer key is provided with possible answers. A great way to get your class motivated about poetry! Check it out!
Through Students' Eyes: Images and Symbols of Korea
Students examine national symbols for Korea and America and study Korea. In this Korean study lesson, students research the national symbols for the United States and Korea using the given websites. Students research North and South Korea, its history, and its current existence. Students write an essay for their research.
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Students design and create brochures for a foreign country. They select a foreign country where their target language is spoken. They research the natural resources, location, geographical features, climate, tourist attractions and products of the culture.
Young scholars use a world map, to identify the country of origin of the target language and other countries and areas where the largest language is on e of the principal languages. They complete this assessment orally using a world map.
GREETINGS AND LEAVE TAKINGS
Students respond with memorized answers to questions that use familiar language. They ask basic memorized questions and imitate sounds and words with age- and stage- appropriate pronunciation. They Use the appropriate interpersonal strategies to communicate in the target language.
Wanted: Spanish Speakers!
Fourth graders explore the benefits of knowing more than one language through reading a sample classified ad.
Students create itineraries for a one-week journey. They design and create itineraries for a journey to three cities in their target language country. They write a report and research the Internet and other resources for their information.
Concert Program Notes
Students write program notes of composers. They discuss music, composers, themes and style and movements in music. They select a composer from a target language culture and write two paragraphs int eh form of concert program notes. They write a paragraph of a biography of the composer as well as a description of the work selected.
Students consider social practices common to their target language. They work in pairs to research social practices common to the target language society that differ from those in the United States. They prepare a three-minute presenatation to discuss the similarities and differences between the customs.
Musical Medley (French)
Pupils listen to the songs "Tous les Blues Sont Crits Pour Toi" by Celine Dion and the song " 'Ti Monde" by Beausoleil. Students write their impressions of the song. They look up and write vocabulary definitions in the target language and answer questions from a worksheet.
High schoolers research a topic chosen by the instructor in a selected region where the target language is spoken. They research the topic using available traditional and internet resources to prepare a presentation of their findings: