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Three fun stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("That Toad Is Mine," "Lost!" and "If You Give a Pig a Pancake") help ELD learners sequence events, express problem and solution, and predict outcomes. This also includes sentence frames to help individuals of all skill levels practice nouns, proper nouns, and prepositions. Your 1st graders will enjoy the thought-provoking questions that help them hone their English and literacy skills.
Challenge your 3rd grade ELD learners with this lesson, which works with three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Across the Wide Dark Sea," "Yunmi and Halmoni's Trip," and "Trapped by Ice!"). They will apply these travel stories to their own lives, as well as making inferences, predicting outcomes, and sequencing events. Differentiated sentence frames help them practice their grammar and vocabulary as well.
Study how plants grow with your English language learners with a cross-curricular instructional activity revolving around pumpkins. These activities provide opportunities to practice new scientific vocabulary while practicing skills such as estimating and predicting outcomes. Listening to read alouds, practicing descriptive language, and making books that explain how pumpkins grow allow multiple exposures to concepts and vocabulary.
Probability can be a difficult concept for young learners to grasp. Use this resource as a way to review predicting outcomes and probability with your class. Mathematicians use results from a survey to analyze data and come up with probabilities for each choice. Skills include not only writing the probability as a fraction, but then translating it to a percentage.
Challenge your learners to read between the lines. Model how to use background knowledge, observations, key words, and text clues to formulate inferences about text. Worksheets, activities, and assessments are included with the detailed resource that could be presented as a series of mini-lessons or in a single class period.
Have your kids practice public speaking by giving an oral presentation. They present reflective essays to the class which they have written through the guidance of a previous lesson plan. This is the third lesson plan in a series of related lessons, and it includes a peer review form.
High schoolers analyze graph showing global deforestation, view photograph of deforestation in Brazil's interior rain forest and examine three maps showing deforestation within the United States, describe political, economic, and social consequences upon United States if destruction of rain forest is not addressed, predict consequences based on information about deforestation, and write short, well-organized essay.
Using four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("My Name is Maria Isabel," "Marven of the Great North Woods," "The Last Dragon," and "Sing to the Stars"), fourth-grade English language learners practice literacy and grammar skills. Differentiated vocabulary lists and sentence frames help them to address the necessary standards at their appropriate skill level.
What is true courage? Your class can explore the answer with these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Hatchet," "Passage to Freedom," "Climb or Die," and "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle"), which feature courageous characters and acts of bravery. The activities include a list of vocabulary words and sentence frames that incorporate adjectives, conjunctions, and auxiliary verbs. The activities become more challenging in each differentiated level.
Fifth graders identify major causes leading to the Revolutionary War. For this Literature Circle lesson, 5th graders identify roles of prominent colonial people, predict outcome of reading materials, express opinions about events in a story, and summarize information after reading.
Sixth graders explore The Secret Garden. In this interdisciplinary lesson, 6th graders read the first 9 chapters of the novel, write descriptions of their ideal secret places, and conduct science investigations regarding change in living things. Quizzes for the chapters of the novel are included.