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- Lexington, KY
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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.
Every problem has a solution, and in this instructional activity, 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 instructional activity is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
View and explore different types of ecosystems found in our environment. Learners will study, discuss and view examples of 7 vocabulary words associated with ecosystems. They will also draw examples of different species found in ecosystems and write about each one. Sentence frames and scripts are provided.
In ELD the focus is on language acquisition and usage. This lesson focuses on having students use prepositions and adjectives to describe what something looks like and to understand positional concepts when spoken. Students will warm up by describing their rooms at home and then use the computer to create a PowerPoint based on the teacher's verbal instructions.
Eureka! Discover gold in this ELD history lesson plan, 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). Though the plan indicates an hour for completion, it could comfortably be split up over a few days.
Young grammarians complete 20 interrogative sentences by adding formulaic question tags. They use the verbs could, would or should with an appropriate pronoun in question tags to complete each sentence. Example: They would listen, wouldn't they? I'd use it in my ELD classes or for elementary school learners.
Students discover the meaning and history of April Fool's Day. For this holiday lesson, students are introduced to basic April Fool's Day vocabulary and visit suggested websites to find out the history behind April Fool's Day. Students choose from various writing topics to write about in their journals.
Here is an ELD lesson for level 1/2 English language learners. They generate text to self connections as they read the story, Elephant Dance. They discuss the colors of the rainbow from the story, and write meaningful sentences that describe how each color makes them feel.
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.