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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.
For your English Learners, and any young mathematicians, a learning exercise to develop academic vocabulary: "more" and "fewer." Pictures convey the definition of each word; learners compare sets of objects and circle the one that shows "more" or "fewer." Six practice problems in all.
This instructional activity contains a plethora of fun games for a field day extravaganza. The games have been organized by grade levels, but the teacher can adapt them to whatever age category is appropriate for creating a fun-filled activities day. Some of the games can also be used as warm-up games.
Engage your English learners with this resource. To begin, learners describe a map to a partner. After a vocabulary exercise and a jumbled letter activity, pupils are asked to write their own letter. The letter reading and writing activities encourage the use of phrases that express attitude and emotion. This plan includes all necessary materials as well as an answer key.
Survivor field day is based on challenges and games played in the TV show Survivor. Using everyday PE equipment that might be available at most elementary schools; here are some games of challenge and teamwork. With each one of these games, the teacher could adapt it to use the equipment available and the skill level of the group. While this lesson is set up as a field day, each of these activities could be done as stand-alone games.
An online worksheet provides opportunities to assess comprehension of 10 common adages like "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" or "Variety is the spice of life." Learners complete a multiple choice quiz (and can check their answers with a single click) about the meaning of common expressions. Each quiz question has a link to further information about the saying it addresses.
If you teach English learners and want a thorough assignment that addresses reading and listening comprehension, speaking skills, vocabulary acquisition, and more, a high-interest content learning exercise on Britney Spears may be useful. It includes a 1-page passage about Spears, followed by 10 exercises/activities that address ELL needs. Answers to some of the exercises are included.
Magazine photos of people in action provide opportunities for beginning and intermediate English learners to employ the present progressive (continuous) verb tense. Partners describe what people are doing and share their sentences with the class. You provide the pictures.