Systematic ELD Teacher Resources
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ELD Lesson Plans: Incredible Stories
Describing words abound in this instructional 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 15 Views 172 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: American Stories
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.
4th English Language Development 9 Views 52 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Problem Solvers
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.
4th English Language Development 3 Views 59 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: What Really Happened?
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.
6th English Language Development 10 Views 30 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Discovering
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.
6th English Language Development 3 Views 25 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: Doers and Dreamers
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.
6th English Language Development 3 Views 22 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: New Frontiers
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").
6th English Language Development 3 Views 23 Downloads
ELD Unit: Nature
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.
5th English Language Development 7 Views 27 Downloads
Movie Stars (ELD Lesson)
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.
7th - 12th English Language Development 3 Views 33 Downloads
Cinco De Mayo: ELD Reading and Language-Building
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.
5th - 10th Language Arts 31 Views 225 Downloads
International Dance Day: Reading and Activities for ELD
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.
3rd - 8th English Language Development 7 Views 120 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan
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.
6th English Language Development 3 Views 1 Download
ELD Lesson Plan: Habitats
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.
3rd English Language Development 3 Views 28 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Five Senses
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.
3rd - 5th English Language Development 5 Views 66 Downloads
English Grammar & Writing - Capitalization
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.
9 mins 1st - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
New Year's Lesson Plan
Young scholars write paragraphs about their New Year's resolutions following a format given. In this ESL New Year's instructional activity, students write short paragraphs about the New Year's customs in their countries and discuss their feelings about New Year's in general.
3rd - 6th English Language Development 3 Views 54 Downloads
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.
2nd - 6th Science 5 Views 5 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Courage
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.
6th English Language Development 4 Views 71 Downloads