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Using Technology to Teach ELD: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Just what you need to get started using technology to teach ELD  in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Rockin' English Lessons: Rockin' Vocab

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Support English language development with a collection of 19 videos created by Rockin' English. Each music video adds a melodic tune to your language instruction equipped with hand-drawn animation and the song's lyrics for singing loud...
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ELD: Interacting in Meaningful Ways

For Teachers K Standards
This collection will help kindergarten students learn to use the English language in order to exchange ideas and information in meaningful ways. Directions Communication Offering Opinions Active Listening
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Teaching ESL: A Cultural Exchange

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Let your ESL learners educate you about their culture while you teach them English.
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Wrinkles ESL Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 8th
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...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Smart Solution

For Teachers 3rd
Access your beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners' needs with this thorough lesson plan. The Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Pepita Talks Twice," "Poppa's New Pants," and "Ramona Quimby, Age 8") address vocabulary, grammatical forms,...
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Adaptable ESL Lesson Plan Activities

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Increase their knowledge of the English language through activities geared towards ESL learners. They are split into teams and play a bingo game to identify action verbs. Students draw pictures of the action verb onto a sheet of paper.
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Action Verbs: ESL Lesson 1

For Teachers 4th
Verbs are so exciting, especially action verbs! Jump into action and get your ESL class fluent in using and identifying verbs in sentences. They participate in three different activities that will help them define what action verbs are,...
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ESL English Grammar Lesson: The Royal Wedding

For Teachers 9th
Have your ESL learners practice their written and oral English grammar skills, with this highly engaging ESL Lesson. Budding grammarians mingle across the room discovering what they each know about the Royal Wedding between Kate and...
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Movie Stars (ELD Lesson)

For Students 7th - 12th
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,...
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Types of Jobs: Beginning ESL PowerPoint

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Using picture prompts and a few easy-to-understand details, ESL students reinforce their knowledge of common occupations in this presentation. Jobs such as mailman, nurse, and cashier are featured with fun illustrations. For an increased...
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Independence Day: ESL Lesson

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Explore the history and traditions of the Fourth of July in this ESL presentation. It includes basic facts about the Revolutionary War and American Independence Day, as well as various ways to celebrate the holiday. A good way to...
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ELD: Talent Show

For Teachers 2nd
"Talent Show" is an ELD lesson planner that has beginning English language learners focus on expressing the author's viewpoint by using pronouns and noting details using adjectives. Additionally, 2nd graders will be asked to express...
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EFL/ESL: Using Dictation to Improve Your Students' Listening, Spelling and Grammar Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
ESL students explore English by participating in an ESL grammar activity. In this dictation lesson, students discuss the purpose of transcribing English into their native language by improving their reading comprehension. Students read...
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ESL Advanced/Proficiency- Vocabulary Multiple Choice, Worksheet 11

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this advanced proficiency level ESL vocabulary activity, students choose the correct words to complete 10 sentences. They make choices from 4 words that require them to use higher levels of English skills.
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Colors: Beginning ESL Lesson

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Explore the vivid world of colors with this straightforward ESL presentation. Each slide presents a color word in its color (the word "red" is colored red) and a picture to accompany the word. The presentation would be a good review tool...
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Modals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Modal verbs (can/could, may/might, will/would) are the focus of an ESL/ELD grammar packet that provides language learners with many opportunities to practice using auxiliary verbs.
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Passive Voice

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Passive voice and participial adjectives are the focus of an 11-page resource packet designed for ESL/ELD classes. Language learners engage in activities and complete exercises that give them lots of practice with these constructs.
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Behind the Scenes of an ESL Classroom Part One

For Teachers Higher Ed
A computer science degree, a stack of textbooks, and a room full of English language learners is sure to bring excitement to one's day.
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Behind the Scenes of an ESL Classroom Part Two

For Teachers Higher Ed
How to implement discipline in your classroom when you have nobody else to lean on.
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Behind the Scenes of an ESL Classroom Part Three

For Teachers Higher Ed
Learning ways to teach in a different country when the rules of the game are not the same.
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Valentine's Day: Gifts for Him (ESL Lesson)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Are your English learners wondering what Valentine's gifts they should buy for the men in their life? This ESL presentation provides several gift ideas, such as cologne, gift certificates, and wallets. Though it lacks any information...
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I Like To... (Beginning ESL Lesson)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Practice infinitives and activities with your beginning ESL class in this presentation. Pictures help to define words like "dance," "play guitar," and "watch TV." For an extended lesson, have students include their own favorite...
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Greetings: Beginning ESL Lesson

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Introduce your ESL learners to some common English greetings in this basic presentation. Slides feature phrases such as Hello! and What's up? as well as Good to see you. You could use this slideshow in a class game or to reinforce...