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A perfect activity for pre-kindergarteners or young English language learners, this activity provides plenty of opportunities to practice simple greetings orally. After the teacher models a simple introduction using sentence strips, learners play a game where they pass cellphones around a circle to music and when it stops the pupils holding the phones must greet each other. There is also a worksheet for homework included.
Students that are English Language Learners (ELL) work individually and in small groups to conduct research on their community. They compile the results of their research, write a report, and create a presentation slideshow. Pupils add appropriate images to illustrate each area of research. Students use iPod and a voice recorder to create recordings of their report in both English and their native language.
An adult ESL class brainstorm what they believe to be the major problems in Namibia. In groups, they use the list of problems and put them into the order of the most critical and the reasons why. They research possible solutions and evaluate everyone's performance in the group to end the lesson plan.
Encourage verbal skills in social settings. Kids of all ages practice common greetings with a partner and welcome a guest speaker. They write a thank you note to the speaker after observing their presentation. This instructional activity is intended for English language learners.
Practice English vocabulary and dialogue. An ELD class completes a true/false worksheet about aging and wrinkles, then read an article entitled "Wrinkles Give Clues to Bone Condition" using context clues to determine vocabulary definitions. They participate in a variety of English language activities including matching phrases, filling in a clues activity, sharing opinions with a partner, and answering comprehension questions.
Explore animal habitats with your class. They will investigate animal habitats and select an animal to research, provide details on, illustrate, and create a written piece on. They write sentences to create a story about an animal habitat of their choice that share with the class.
Download a reading and have learners follow along on a transcript about Labor Day. A series of worksheets follow that include matching, filling in blanks, and unscrambling word spellings. An online multiple choice activity is also embedded. This is an applicable and complete resource for coming back to school in the fall, and would be particularly beneficial to English language learners.