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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.
As part of a vocabulary development exercise (perfect for ELD) about "At Home," learners count from 20-29 by 1s and skip count by 10s to 100. They label a poster of a house with proper vocabulary words. Ideas for differentiating among beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels are included.
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.
English language learners read "When I Taste Salt" and complete the questions that accompany the poem. After completing the basic reading comprehension questions, they make a personal connection to the story by writing about one of their own memories. The lesson suggests that they fill out a sensory detail chart (not included) while reading the poem. Consider having them create a sensory detail chart for their own writing as well!
Students explore the concept of hibernation. In this winter lesson, students read Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming and discuss the content of the story. Students participate in classroom activities that require them to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills.
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.
Celebrate Thanksgiving. Given a list of vocabulary words, pupils read "Albert's Thanksgiving" by Leslie Tryon. The lesson continues through direct teaching (copying down vocabulary from the story), guided practice (writing one sentence per vocabulary word, creating a summary of the story), and independent practice (illustrating the summary). This is designed for one-on-one instruction, but could easily work for a whole class.