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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 35 Views 66 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: That's Amazing
Using three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Stranger," "Cendrillon," and "Heat Wave,"), ELD learners can practice their literary analysis and writing skills. Sentence frames prompt thoughtful responses about character, setting, and real-life application.
4th English Language Development 15 Views 47 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: "Heroes"
Help your 4th graders find their heroes in this ELD lesson. Using three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Happy Birthday, Dr. King!" "Gloria Estefan," and "Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man"), they will analyze the traits of a hero and relate these true stories to their own lives.
4th English Language Development 12 Views 39 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 18 Views 102 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
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 12 Views 50 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
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
ELD Lesson Plan: Building Vocabulary
Build wilderness vocabulary and teach sixth graders how to use the words in sentences! In this ELD vocabulary lesson plan, learners watch a film which includes all of the wilderness/forest vocabulary that is included in the lesson. They write the words and their definitions before using them in sentences.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 31 Downloads
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 28 Views 94 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: One Land, Many Trails
Explore the Wild West with this lesson, which accompanies four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("A Boy Called Slow," "Pioneer Girl," "Black Cowboy, Wild Horses," and "Elena"). Learners practice making applications to the text, as well as drawing conclusions and persuading others.
5th English Language Development 18 Views 76 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Silly Stories
If you or pupils are in a silly mood, use this lesson plan! It is based on three "silly" Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Dragon Gets By," "Julius," and "Mrs. Brown Went to Town"), which range from pet pigs to animals raiding the pantry. It is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, with three different sets of vocabulary and sentence frames for practicing skills.
2nd English Language Development 16 Views 57 Downloads
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 52 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Home Sweet Home
Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Moving Day," "Me on the Map," and "The Kite") guide this lesson plan, which addresses comparing and contrasting details, making generalizations and inferences, and cause and effect. Pupils answer questions about maps, weather, and details about shells.
1st English Language Development 16 Views 91 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Adventures
Excite the animal lovers in your 1st grade class with this lesson! After reading three animal stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Sleeping Pig," "EEK! There's a Mouse in the House," and "Red-Eyed Tree Frog"), learners practice sequencing events in past tense.
1st English Language Development 16 Views 34 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Our Earth
Three stories about nature and the outdoors from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Forest," "Butterfly," and "Johnny Appleseed") support this lesson plan, which focuses on description, summary, and drawing conclusions. The lesson plan is differentiated into three different skill levels with three different sets of vocabulary and sentence frames.
1st English Language Development 7 Views 29 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Celebrating Traditions
Help your third graders reinforce their literacy and grammar skills with this resource, which incorporates four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Keeping Quilt," "Anthony Reynoso: Born to Rope," "The Talking Cloth," and "Dancing Rainbows"). They practice comparing and contrasting, as well as noting details about characters, using possessive pronouns and comparative adjectives.
3rd English Language Development 15 Views 126 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Off to Adventure!
It's time for adventure! After reading three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Lost and Found," "The Ballad of Mulan," and "The Waterfall,"), various vocabulary words about feelings, the wilderness, and different situations are reinforced.
3rd English Language Development 8 Views 34 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plans: Incredible Stories
Describing words abound in this activity, which involves three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Dogzilla," "The Mysterious Giant of Barletta," "Raising Dragons," and "The Garden of Abdul Gasazi"). Progressively challenging activities for beginning, intermediate, and advanced English learners include using adjectives, auxiliary verbs, and adverbs to describe details from the story.
3rd English Language Development 18 Views 174 Downloads