Systematic ELD Teacher Resources
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Ease your first graders into the first few days of school with this lesson, which features four stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Tomas and the Library Lady," Tanya's Reunion," "Boss of the Plains," and "A Very Important Day"). Learners practice making generalizations and inferences as they ready and work on sequencing events from the stories. The lesson is differentiated into three levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.
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.
Based on three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Amelia Earhart: First Lady of Flight," "The Girl Who Married the Moon," and "Dinosaur Ghosts"), learners complete oral language activities to practice their literacy skills. Sentences frames for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced learners (as well as differentiated vocabulary lists) allow them to reinforce their grammar and sentence structure.
Make connections in these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Lost Temple of the Aztecs," "The Great Wall," and "The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay"). Not only will your English learners be able to practice their literary analysis and writing skills, but they will enjoy the stories about history and world culture. The lesson is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Every problem has a solution, and in this lesson, your pupils will learn how to better solve their daily problems. After reading three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("A Kind of Grace," "Under the Royal Palms," and "Chuck Close, Up Close"), they use vocabulary lists and sentence frames to complete sentences about their opinions versus facts when it comes to solving problems. The lesson is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Take a trip to the stars with this lesson, which is based on four stories about space exploration ("The Adventures of Sojourner: The Mission to Mars that Thrilled the World," "Franklin R. Chang-Diaz," "Beneath Blue Winters," and "Out There"). Not only will your class enjoy the exciting tales of astronomy, they will be able to practice their listening and speaking skills as well as reading and writing. The lesson is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
The true success of English Learners won't always shine through in the form of perfect test scores.
Practice prepositional phrases against the backdrop of nature in this ELD lesson plan. Five days of the unit are detailed here, including the specific parts of speech addressed on each day (differentiated into five different skill levels). A final applications and assessment is noted on the fifth day.
Reinforce conversational skills in your ELD class with this worksheet. Pairs of partners ask questions about twelve famous movie star based on a given example (Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt). Questions address given names, birthdays, birthplaces, and movies that the person starred in.
A brief passage about the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo is accompanied by an array of language activities for ELD: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing, writing process (peer editing), and homework/extension ideas. Links to a British-accented audio clip of the passage and an interactive multiple choice sequencing activity in which readers reconstruct the passage phrase by phrase.
A brief passage about International Dance Day, April 29, is accompanied by an array of language activities based in sound ELD practice: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing, and homework/extension ideas. Links to a British-accented audio clip of the passage and an interactive multiple choice sequencing activity in which readers reconstruct the passage phrase by phrase.
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.
Take a trip to the outdoors with this ELD lesson. After watching a video about the forest (not included in the lesson), pupils practice defining a list of given words about the wilderness. Teachers can alter these words based on his or her needs, and can still use the process of creating vocabulary review cards. The lesson plan takes learners from direct teaching to guided practice, and eventually to independent practice and assessment.
Explore the biomes of the Earth with your ELD pupils. Explore the natural habitats of many animals and plants. After a discussion on different habitats and the animals which live there, individuals are prompted to create their own animal to live in a given habitat. The scripted nature of this lesson could be helpful or off-putting, depending on the teacher, but the information can be adapted to any class requirements.
See, hear, touch, taste, and smell this lesson, which takes ELD pupils through the functions of the five senses. The lesson includes direct instruction that leads into a guided practice "sight and signal game," where they rehearse and reinforce how each sense works. The song "What Can I See?" and the book Puff, Flash, Bang are mentioned but not included, and can be replaced with any other song or book that has lots of sensory images.
Making simple changes in the classroom will allow for effective, sheltered instruction for English Language Learners.
Go over the basics of capitalization and when to use upper-case letters. A young woman with a whiteboard writes examples and explains. This is a good resource for ELL or ELD students due to its simplicity. One grammatical mistake is made with a comma and not corrected though.
Using GPS units, small groups participate in a scavenger hunt to find an object that you have hidden. They use coordinates for stopping points along a pre-planned path to get to the final cache. This is a terrific activity to include in a geography, mapping, or technology activity. It can be simplified or added to for almost any age group and several suggestions are made to help you accommodate your class. If you have access to global positioning system units, this would be a challenging and memorable activity.
During this game, kids become migratory shorebirds and fly among wintering, nesting, and stopover habitats. If they do not arrive at a suitable habitat on time, they do not survive. Catastrophic events are periodically introduced that may also affect an individual's survival. After the simulation, shorebirds return to being students and analyze the survival rate, concluding a solid activity on animal migration.
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.