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No matter what language you speak, you want to speak it well. And no matter what language you’re teaching, our educator team wants you to have the highest-quality materials available!

Spanish students will love an interactive resource that demonstrates everyday Spanish phrases with pronunciations and context clues. A storybook project helps them practice their new language in a creative way!

For French learners, a printout on French holidays guides their understanding of their new language’s culture and history. Use a project in AP French just before they take the test to assess skills and clarify understanding.

The basics of American Sign Language are the focus of an interactive tool, as well as a helpful fingerspelling app. And speaking of technological ways to learn a new language, check out this thorough app to learn Mandarin, an online Latin dictionary, and a resource that includes the Arabic alphabet.

Want some tools for general language education? A Google app can help you translate any language to another language, and a worksheet shows students how common languages have contributed to their everyday English.

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Christmas Around the World

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Christmas is celebrated in many different parts of the world. What better way to explore these celebrations than with a collection with allows for the learning of new languages, opportunities for research and presentation of knowledge,...
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Language: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
The eighth grade Common Core standards are very detailed and precise—and a great place to start at the beginning of the school year! Look over a collection of worksheets, videos, lessons, and presentations designed for the Common Core...
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Language of Place: Hopi Place Names, Poetry, Traditional Dance and Song

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
For Native Americans, the connection between themselves and the land on which they live runs deep and is apparent throughout their different cultures. During a series of three lessons, young scholars explore the culture of the Hopi...
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Speaking and Listening: 6th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 6th Standards
Inspire scholars to listen intently and speak loud with a collection comprised of lesson plans and activities designed to meet the needs of sixth grade's Common Core English language arts: Speaking and Listening standards. Resources can...
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Around Town—Neighborhood and Community: 2nd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Provide differentiated English language arts instruction with a collection of three community-themed Houghton Mifflin units. Each unit—challenge, English language development, and extra support—comes equipped with detailed lesson plans,...
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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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Debate and Reasoning as Academics

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
This is a fantastic collection for developing logical debate skills in a secondary classroom. Each resource identifies a controversial topic and outlines differing perspectives, legal and etymological history, and focuses on academic...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA module 4, Unit 3: Writing a Position Paper

For Teachers 8th Standards
Six resources make up an English language arts module that focuses on writing a position paper on food chains. Scholars compose an essay that states a claim, provides evidence, shares their reasoning, then offers a counterclaim and a...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 3a, Unit 3: Becoming Visible Again: Finding Freedom and Recovering Life

For Teachers 8th Standards
In this eight-lesson collection, eighth-graders finish reading Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption and write a narrative about Mine Okubo's life after internment. After assessing the...
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Language: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Looking for materials that will help your students develop mastery of English grammar and usage, of the conventions of punctuation and spelling, of vocabulary acquisition? Then this collection is for you. Take a look at the attached...
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Literacy Beyond the Language Arts Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Celebrate reading across the curriculum with a collection of lessons and worksheets that bring literature and informational text to life in math, science, social studies, and music. Each resource prompts interdisciplinary instruction...
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Flocabulary: Language Arts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Viewers of a four-video collection can go with the flow as they listen and watch raps about hyperbole, types of text structure, pronouns, and setting. The clever animation, rhymes, repetition, and catchy music are sure to engage the...
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Math Kit for Students at Home

For Parents K - 5th Standards
This toolkit of resources will help you find great math activities for students who may be learning remotely. The first few resources focus on grades K-5, one for each grade level. Following those are links to more resources, again with...
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"I Can" 6th Grade Common Core Checklists

For Teachers 6th Standards
Kids love checklists that allow them to see progress and understand goals. Use this great set of printable "I can" statements with your 6th graders as you move through the school year. It'll keep everyone on the same page, and helps...
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Innovative Research Skills for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
No matter what technology is available to your middle schoolers, the basic tenets of research remain the same: analyzing primary and secondary documents, verifying the validity of sources, and citing sources properly. Explore a...
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Basic Spanish Skills

For Students Pre-K - 12th
Audio prompts and self-assessment checklists, help language learners master basic Spanish skills. The 11 lessons in the collection cover common greetings, manners and etiquette, everyday Spanish phrases and terms, transportation and...
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Let's Look Around!: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Let's Look Around! is the theme of three Houghton Mifflin units in a collection designed to meet the English language arts needs of third graders. Choose among the three units—challenge, English language development, and extra support—to...
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Family and Friends: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Family and Friends is the theme of three units in a collection designed to meet the developmental needs of your first graders. Created to work alongside Houghton Mifflin's English language arts curriculum, the units may also be...
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Surprise!: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Challenge, extra support, and English language development are the three units that make up a collection designed to meet the English language arts needs of your first graders. The Houghton Mifflin Surprise! themed units consist of...
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Home Sweet Home: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Add differentiation to English language arts instruction with a Home Sweet Home themed collection designed to meet the needs of all your first graders. Three levels make up the collection; challenge exercises for those who have already...
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We Can Work It Out: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Three differentiated units make up a collection designed to address the needs of first graders. Following the theme, We Can Work It Out, scholars obtain leveled English language arts instruction including challenge, extra support, and...
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Special Friends: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Meet scholars' English language arts needs when you implement one, two, or three of the Houghton Mifflin, Special Friends themed units—extra support, challenge, and English language development—all of which offer differentiated...
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Family Time: 2nd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Challenge, extra support, and English language development make up differentiated instruction offered by three Houghton Mifflin English language arts units. Included in the Family Time themed collection, are detailed lesson plans,...
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Smart Solutions: 3rd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Offer scholar's differentiated instruction with a collection of three Houghton Mifflin English language arts units—challenge, extra support, and English language development. The Smart Solutions themed units offer detailed lessons,...
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We Can Do It!: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
We Can Do It! is the theme of three differentiated English language arts units—challenge, extra support, and English language development. The collection offers leveled instruction with the support of detailed lesson plans, activities,...
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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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Nature Walk: 2nd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Provide differentiated English language arts instruction with a collection of three Nature Walk-themed Houghton Mifflin units. The three units—challenge, English language development, and extra support—offer detailed lesson plans,...
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Poetry is Not a Chryme

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
A poem: Here's a collection to share your love and affection of poetry. Steer your students in the direction of this collection on poetry. Incorporate this collection on poetry in the classroom, or during April to celebrate National...
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Kindergarten Writing Rubrics

For Teachers K Standards
Here is a set of three kindergarten writing rubrics designed to meet the Common Core writing standards for opinion, informative, and narrative writing pieces. They each include four levels of performance—beginning, developing,...
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The Concept of Identity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What are the factors that shape identity? A Separate Peace is the anchor text for a nine-lesson unit, designed for a Gifted and Talented English language arts program, that uses a variety of approaches to literary criticism to identify...
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First Grade Writing Rubrics

For Teachers 1st Standards
Here is a set of three first grade writing rubrics designed to meet the Common Core writing standards for opinion, informative, and narrative writing pieces. They each include four levels of performance—beginning, developing, proficient,...
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Who's Your Hero?

For Teachers 4th
Who is your hero? Kids will love to dive into this theme as you work through the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt unit on heroes. The materials can be used with the textbook or without, and come with options for English Language Learners, as...
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Reading Informational Text: 11-12th ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Science, social studies, and language arts resources that address 11th and 12th grade standards for reading informational text can be found in this collection. Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the grade 11...
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EngageNY Grade 9 ELA: Module 2, Unit 2

For Teachers 9th Standards
You'll find tragedy at every turn with a well-crafted unit on Sophocles' Oedipus the King. Focusing on textual analysis, literary themes, and evidence-based responses, the unit is an effective addition to any ninth grade language unit.
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Developing Core Proficiencies: 7th Grade

For Teachers 7th Standards
Enhance the literacy program in your seventh grade department with a four-lesson unit about developing the core proficiencies for language arts. Middle schoolers work on reading closely, making evidence-based claims, deepening...
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Speaking and Listening: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Prepare for class discussions and multimedia presentations with a collection focused on the eighth grade Common Core standards for speaking and listening. With projects designed to enhance the ways that learners communicate with each...
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Reading Literature: 6th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 6th Standards
Be prepared to educate enthusiastic readers with a collection that touches on each literature standard addressed in the English language arts Common Core State Standards. Included in the collection are units, lesson plans, worksheets,...
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Reading Informational Text: 6th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 6th Standards
Obtain the tools you need to teach informational text with a collection that addresses each standard found in the Common Core English Language Arts State Standards. The collection includes units, lesson plans, worksheets, printables, and...
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Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2016

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What better way to develop an awareness of the power of presidential campaigns ads than by analyzing them? The resources in this collection ask class members to develop criteria for evaluating effective ads, and to examine the claims,...
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Reading Literature: 4th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 4th Standards
Tackle literature instruction with the help of a collection designed to meet every Common Core English language arts standard. Included is a unit, a video, and a variety of lesson plans and worksheets ready to drive, enhance, and support...
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Halloween for Upper Elementary

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Celebrate Halloween with the help of a collection consisting of a variety of resources covering multiple subjects. Take a look at the notes section to discover which subject is addressed—math, English language arts, arts and crafts,...
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Speaking and Listening: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders practice important discussion skills, adapt their language to suit the situation, and prepare well-structured presentations with multimedia elements. Use a collection of Common Core-designed lessons and activities to work...
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A Day of Thanks

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a collection of lessons, printables, and other resources for teaching about Thanksgiving in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. The activities address skills in both social studies and language arts,...
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Reading Informational Text: 4th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 4th Standards
Tackle fourth grade's English language arts Common Core informational text standards with a collection compiled of lesson plans, worksheets, and an app. Check out the notes section of each resource to discover the standards that are...
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W.8.1 - Persuasive Writing: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Trying to address grade eight's English language arts Common Core writing standard W.8.1—argumentative writing? Browse this collection for lesson plans that will have students writing persuasive essays on a variety of topics, as well as...
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Reading Across the Lower Elementary Curriculum

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Who doesn't love a good story? Cover your basic subjects—English language arts, math, science, and social studies—with a collection comprised of lesson plans, activities, projects, and worksheets all of which focus on a story book...
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Applying Literacy Skills to Core Subjects

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Literacy skills are not limited to language arts. Middle schoolers apply literacy skills every time they open a science textbook, read a primary source document, interpret an explanation of a complex mathematics concept, and learn a new...
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Teaching Children with Autism—Content Area Resources

For Teachers K - 12th
Browse a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars with autism in kindergarten through 12th grade. Here, you'll find a variety of resources—lesson plans, printables, activities, worksheets, and an app—spanning a range of content...
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Fall Resources Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
It's that time of year, the leaves are changing, the air is crisp—it's fall! Add a touch of season-related whimsy to your classroom with a collection of festive resources created to support grades third through fifth. Here, you will find...
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Beginning Programming with Raspberry PI

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This collection contains resources to help one get started with using the Raspberry PI. The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a...
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EngageNY Grade 11 ELA Module 1, Unit 2

For Teachers 11th Standards
A continuation of Unit 1, the 25 lessons in this unit require learners to continue to practice the skills they will need in the English Language Arts Classroom: close reading, annotating text, collaborative discussions, and...
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Biodiversity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, is the focus of a four-video collection hosted by Britt Garner. The narrator discusses biodiversity, evolution, defining intelligence, and other complex topics. As a bonus, she models how to break...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Understanding Shakespeare and Launching A Midsummer Night’s Dream

For Teachers 8th Standards
A Midsummer Night's Dream takes center stage in a collection of 18 resources that explore not only William Shakespeare's appeal but also the question of authorship of the plays attributed to him. Eighth graders participate in read aloud...
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Shakespeare Videos

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Actors share insights into some of Shakespeare’s most famous characters, plays, and about Shakespeare himself. Each video in the Shakespeare English Exercises collection has interactive exercise as well as a transcript. Activities for...
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Design Squad: Invent It, Build It

For Students 4th - 8th
Challenge budding engineers with a collection of six activities that are designed to meet the National Science Education Standards and the ITEA National Study of Technology Content Standards. Kids invent solutions for needs in everyday...
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Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A music therapy STEM integrated project combines science and language arts. Pupils listen to music, learn about music physics, build and play instruments, write songs, and share their musical creations. They study different intervals and...
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How The Internet Works

For Students 6th - 12th
Imagine spiders crawling around a virtual web! Welcome to the internet. A series of eight short, entertaining videos explain how the internet works. The series begins with an explanation of just what the internet is. Subsequent topics...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 4: Sustainability of the US Food Supply Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Where does our food come from? Eighth graders research food chains and the consequences for stakeholders affected by those food chains. Using Michael Pollan’s, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, as a core text, the three units in this module teach...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 4: Reading for Research and Writing an Argument: Insecticides: Costs vs. Benefits

For Teachers 6th Standards
In Module 4, sixth-graders research the question of whether the benefits of DDT outweigh its harmful consequences. Unit 1 challenges investigators to read a novel, informational text, and watch videos to gather evidence about DDT’s uses,...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 4, Unit 2: Researching Consequences and Stakeholders of Michael Pollan’s Four Food Chains

For Teachers 8th Standards
Which of Michael Pollan’s four food chains described in The Omnivore’s Dilemma would best feed the United States?  To answer this question, eight grade teams research other articles and resources and build a cascading consequences chart...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 4: Writing: Position Paper about the Use of DDT

For Teachers 6th Standards
The study of the benefits and harmful effects of using DDT ends in Module 4, with class members drafting, revising, editing, and publishing a research-based position paper in which they use the evidence they have collected to support...
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Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Aesop claimed that the art of persuasion is often more effectual than force. Guide your writers through the writing process of creating strong, effective persuasive essays and speeches using the lesson plans, videos, worksheets, and unit...
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Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Transform drafting into crafting with a collection of materials designed to enrich your seventh grade writing unit. Each resource addresses one or more Common Core standards for persuasive writing, informational writing, and narrative...
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W.9-10.1 Persuasive Writing: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Introduce your classes to the art of persuasive writing with a collection of materials that model how to introduce precise claims, how to support these claims with strong evidence, and how to use persuasive techniques to bolster their...
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W.6.1 - Persuasive Writing: 6th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 6th Standards
Gathered here is an assortment of resources that are aligned with the W.6.1 Common Core standard on persuasive writing. From introductory assignments to walkthrough videos to entire units, this collection has enough to get you started...
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W.7.1 Persuasive Writing: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
From crafting the perfect thesis statement to submitting a concluding call to action, seventh graders can transform bland position papers into inspiring argumentative essays. A collection of materials designed for the Common Core...
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EngageNy Grade 10 ELA: Module 2, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Words matter. In a 20-lesson unit, writers use words to stir emotions and bring out feelings. Sophomores examine the words and the rhetorical devices Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses to develop his purpose and claim in his powerful...
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA Module 3, Unit 3: Synthesizing Research and Argument Through the Writing Process

For Teachers 10th Standards
Using Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as an anchor text, writers use the information they researched in the last unit to craft an argument essay in which they make a claim as to whether or not they believe it is...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2b, Unit 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
The final unit in the 2b Module has seventh graders  researching how media and advertising perpetuate gender stereotypes. To begin, class members examine the role of gender in Pygmalion, look at advertising in the 1890s, and read the...
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Crash Course: Artificial Intelligence

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Jabril, assisted by his John Green Bot, narrate a Crash Course in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The 20 videos in the collection examine the logic behind AI, its history, how it is being used today, and show some...
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2020 Election Lesson Plans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
With all the hyperbole of an election year, it can be difficult to find the facts, just the facts about candidates, issues, and ballot measures. Young political scientists, with the help of 21 resources from a nonpartisan, information...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 2b: Working with Evidence Identity and Transformation: Then and Now

For Teachers 7th Standards
Grade 7 ELA Module 2B examines how society attempts to define individuals and how they try to define themselves. In Unit 1, seventh graders read narratives to gain background knowledge of the concept of personal identity. They learn how...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA Module 4: Building Background Knowledge: Frightful’s Mountain and DDT

For Teachers 6th Standards
The first unit in Module 4 introduces sixth graders to the central question of the module; do the benefits of DDT outweigh its harmful consequences? Jean Craighead George’s novel, Frightful’s Mountain, is the module's anchor text and...
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Summer Vacation

For Teachers 4th Standards
These activities are lessons used under the theme of Summer. It contains lessons in various subjects.
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Foreign Language Lip-Sync Karaoke Contest

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Teach your class about foreign language through transcribing lyrics. They will transcribe the lyrics of a song in a foreign language and use the lyrics to create a cloze activity as they listen and speak the language with their...
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Foreign Language Award

For Teachers K - 12th
Reward excellent foreign language skills with a certificate. The award is for general foreign language, so it could be presented in any language class. Since the document is editable, you can type in the pupil's name, a reason for or...
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Learning Another Language is to Know Another Culture

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Lure more students into your foreign language class with this informative PowerPoint. It outlines key factors in becoming successful with a second language, as well as why it can be beneficial for students' futures. Tip: Show this during...
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Choosing a Foreign Language Career

For Teachers 7th - 8th
"Why do we have to learn a foreign language?" Have you ever heard that question before? Give your novices this project, and have them research different jobs that require the use of a foreign language. They create a PowerPoint...
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Foreign Language: At the Dinner Table

For Teachers K - 5th
Students demonstrate basic foreign language vocabulary by naming various dinner table utensils. Using construction paper as placemats, they glue plastic utensils to it as the teacher calls out the items in the foreign language.
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Style-Shifting: Examining and Using Formal and Informal Language Styles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Your high schoolers are probably versed in two languages: formal language, and informal conversation. Help them identify the correct language style for their audience and context with a thorough lesson and examples of different speech...
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The Rigors of Learning a New Language

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the experiences of a Peace Corps volunteer learning to speak Chinese. They read and discuss an essay written by the Peace Corps volunteer, analyze a map of China, and discuss the author's difficulties in learning the...
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The Rigors of Learning a New Language

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read an autobiography of a peace corps volunteer studying Chinese. In this cultural acceptance lesson, students compare the dialects of Chinese with English dialects. Students discuss the differences in learning and teaching a...
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Classroom Language

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
A very interesting worksheet on language aquisition is here for you. In it, learners are presented with many common phrases in the English language, and they must write down how they would say that phrase in their own language. This...
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Improving Speaking Skills in the Language Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How can you create an "English-free" classroom for your foreign language learners? This year, use some of these strategies to maximize your students' opportunity to communicate in the language.
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Activities for Supporting Oral Language Development

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Support young scholars' oral language development with the use of four early childhood activities. To reinforce proficiency, pupils read with an adult, play a game of telephone with their peers, put on a play with puppets or stuffed...
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Look at Us!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers K Standards
Start off your young English language learners with this packet of materials, which covers three weeks of instructions. After completing the unit, kids will have practiced the letters K through Z, read several story books, talked with...
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Problem Solvers: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 4th Standards
How can you teach a text to a group of readers who struggling with the language? The second in a set of three ESL lessons related to Theme 4: Problem Solvers engages English language learners by introducing vocabulary and grammar...
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Writing in a Foreign Language

For Teachers 7th - 12th
It seems that this presentation was designed for future educators, particularly those teaching a foreign language. Basic reading, writing, and organizational skills are presented, encouraging a discussion of strategies amongst your...
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Journalism: Foreign Language Summer Program for Teens

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research the new Foreign Language Academy and other free summer programs at colleges for teens. They write features stories about the opportunities and interview deans and university officials. Students also interview school...
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Create a Community that Promotes Academic Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Set your elementary, middle, and high schoolers up for success by implementing a variety of strategies to build academic language.
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Foreign Language Fluency Using iMovie

For Teachers 5th - 12th
How do you develop fluency with a second or third langauge? With this plan, production teams examine the development of fluency by producing a movie in the language they are studying. Pronunciation and conversational skills are...
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A Research Toolkit of 12 Reading Strategies for the Foreign Language Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learning to read is not a simple task, but there are methods for assisting pupils as they develop literacy skills. The first four pages of this resource include information about language development and reading development, as well as...
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The Language Bank

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students work on the Internet to listen, read, and practice writing in a foreign language. They focus on the use of idiom and humor in other languages.
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Weather Discovery in a Foreign Language Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Que tiempo hace? Learners will conduct internet research to explore the weather of a Spanish-speaking country. Consider adding some challenging questions to the worksheet for your advanced learners.
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The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What does it really mean to know a language? Did you know that knowing two or more languages means that your brain might actually look and work differently than those of your monolingual friends? Discover the three different types of...
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Animal Adventures: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 1st
Provide extra support for language learners as they progress through the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on animal adventures. This 30-page packet includes scripted lessons designed for beginning, emergent, intermediate, and...
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Incredible Stories: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 3rd
English language learners get extra help understanding the language and concepts in a thematic unit on fantasy and realism from a 40-page packet filled with activities, exercises, and tips.
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Nature’s Fury: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers 5th
Nature's big events, earthquakes, volcano eruptions, and hurricanes, are the focus of this 32-page resource designed for the ESL/ELD classroom. In addition to learning about these phenomena, language learners practice using singular and...
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American Stories: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 2)

For Teachers 4th
Language learners are provided with extra support as they progress through a three-week thematic unit that focuses on stories about the Westward Expansion in the early history of the United States.
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Our Earth: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 8)

For Teachers 1st
Language learners receive support with the concepts in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic unit Our Earth from this 32-page packet of exercises and activities designed just for them
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Around Town: Neighborhood and Community: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Here is a unit designed to support English language development. Scholars speak, move, and write to learn more about topics that focus on community and local concepts. The series of lessons aids to reinforce concepts including consonant...
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Give It All You’ve Got!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 2)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Go beyond the textbook to gain a better appreciation for the English language. A series of ESL lessons help expand the concepts found in Theme 2: Give It All You've Got. The second lesson in a three-part unit incorporates strategies such...
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Classified Advertisements: Target Language Practice

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Foreign language learners decipher the meanings of classified ads in the target language. They investigate a large collage created by the teacher of foreign language advertisements and discuss the content with classmates.  Then they...
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The Rigors of Learning a New Language

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners consider the immensity of the the task the author undertook to learn Chinese. They examine the rigors involved in learning another language-particularly one as notoriously difficult as Chinese and compare aspects of Chinese...
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How Interpreters Juggle Two Languages at Once

For Students 7th - 12th
How do they do that? How do interpreters simultaneously or consecutively translate from one language to another? Check out this short video that details some of the skills required and the training provided to interpreters. And it is as...
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Daily Academic Language Development

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Five minute mini-lessons designed to expose learners to high-frequency academic language.
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English Language and Composition: Sex Education in Schools

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Although designed for the essay portion of AP English Language and Composition exam, this exercise provides an excellent opportunity for learners to practice using information found in primary source documents to support an argument. 
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Talent Show: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 2nd
This 32-page packet, the second in the series of support materials for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic entitled "Talent Show," is designed specifically to support language learners.
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Smart Solutions: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Smart Solutions is the theme of a unit created to meet the needs of English language earners. Through a series of lessons, scholars follow a routine—move, speak, and listen— to cover topics including stores, shops, celebrations, pets,...
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Off to Adventure!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Give language skills a boost with a series of ESL lessons in an Off to Adventure! themed unit. Using a speak, listen, move, and look routine, scholars enhance proficiency through grand conversation and skills practice. Discussion topics...
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That’s Amazing!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 4th Standards
That's Amazing! is the theme of an English language development unit created by Houghton Mifflin. Following a speak, look, move, and listen routine, scholars delve into topics; seasons, weather, animals, landforms, telling time,...
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Sensory Language in Owl Moon

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars share a favorite memory then take part in a read-aloud of the story, Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. Learners discuss thoughts and experiences the main characters found memorable. Pupils rummage through copies of the book to locate...
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Middle Level Writing with Integrated Reading and Oral Language

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Imagine everything you need to teach writing in one packet! Designed to augment instruction in language arts classes, the lessons, activities, and exercises contained in this packet employ AVID methodologies to help learners develop...
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We’re a Family: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers K Standards
Teach your English language learners how to talk about their families with three weeks of lessons. Over the course of the thematic unit, learners pick up new vocabulary so that they can talk about families and relationships, clothing,...
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Reading Activity

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Ready to integrate technology into your ELL instruction? Check out this reading lesson that has language learners using the Internet and apps, joining online book clubs, and creating blogs. A fine model of what can be done.
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Révision de l'année 7f

For Students 9th - 12th
In this foreign language activity, students find the words that are about learning a new language. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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English as a National Foreign Language in India

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This reading comprehension worksheet includes a passage on the two national languages of India, followed by 6 multiple choice questions. Just click at the bottom of the form for the score!
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Formal and Informal Language Resources

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Yo! Check it out. Here's a lesson on formal and informal language. And the packet includes a game. What fun!
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Traditions and Languages of Three Native Cultures: Tlingit, Lakota, and Cherokee

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the connections between tradition and language. They examine the environment, history and culture of the Tlingit, Lakota and Cherokee tribes and identify the importance of maintaining languages for oral traditions.
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Analyzing the Language of Presidential Debates

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners analyze the language used in political debates. In this linguistic analysis lesson plan, pupils study various techniques used to convey meaning and extend that knowledge with analysis of several presidential debates.
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Foreign Language And Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the importance of appreciating a different culture in connection with the language associated with it. They explore how international politics, celebrations and relations are affected by language and culture.
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Time Capsule: Oral Presentation

For Teachers 1st - 12th
A great way to gain proficiency when learning a new language is to prepare an oral presentation.  In this foreign language lesson, pairs collaborate to develop a Time Capsule which they present to their class using their target language.  
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American Sign Language Hand Symbols

For Students K - 12th
Whether you are learning or teaching American Sign Language, a thorough resource on the ways to depict different hand symbols is sure to enhance your journey into proficiency. With sections on different hand symbol groups, including...
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One Land, Many Trails: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 5)

For Teachers 5th Standards
English is not the only subject that requires its own set of vocabulary words—geography does too! A series of language development lessons designed to be used with Theme 5: One Land, Many Trails helps introduce readers to key vocabulary...
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AP® Psychology Cognition and Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
I can remember what happened five years ago, but I can't recall what I did last week! High school psychology students analyze how memory, cognition, and language impact one another. Hands-on activities, memory exercises, and research...
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Nature: Friend and Foe: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 4th Standards
If readers don't understand key portions of a text, it may seem more like a foe than a friend. The second resource in a series of three ESL lessons designed to accompany the texts in Nature: Friend or Foe makes the texts easier to...
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AP® English Language Special Focus: Using Sources

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What is the most effective way to teach scholars how to write a research paper? Educators explore the topic with the AP® English Language and Composition exam resource. The reference material guides teachers in best practices for using...
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Formal versus Informal Language

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Engage in an activity that focuses on the concepts of formal and informal language use. Middle and high schoolers compare and contrast each style by using a Venn diagram that includes some examples. They read and hear a passage of lyrics...
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Chapter 12 Writing: the ABCs of Language

For Teachers Higher Ed
Providing a thorough presentation on the art of written language (and not just English), this slideshow will open your students' eyes to the sociological and linguistic issues surrounding writing systems, both modern and historical. The...
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Academic Language

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
College-level writers learn the importance of using academic language in their papers and essays. Assessing the audience is an important aspect of choosing the language with which one writes. Review these 10 slides to make sure each...
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Summarizing Complex Ideas: Comparing the Original UDHR and the "Plain Language" Version

For Teachers 5th Standards
The eighth lesson plan in this series continues the focus on vocabulary and increasing young readers' awareness of academic language. Pairs of learners participate in a short vocabulary review activity called Interactive Words in which...
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American Sign Language Song Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Engage your pupils in American Sign Language by bringing music into the curriculum. Groups select appropriate songs and spend time in class translating the lyrics into ASL before presenting in front of the class. Music and props are...
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Language Change

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
The English language is complex and sometimes counterintuitive. Guide young grammarians through a brief overview of the history of the English language with a presentation that includes lecture notes.
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Language Learning Course Case Study

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
English language learners prepare to be a part of the workforce with this resource. Included is a brief survey, the results of that survey, and some intra-office memos. There are several vocabulary terms worth covering like:...
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Questions and Answers in a Foreign Language

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Looking for another game to review past material? Included is a whole class game set at the board. Learners get to facilitate their classmates' learning while asking your pre-designed questions on past material. Worried about kids who...
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Where Did English Come From?

For Students 7th - 12th
How did modern language evolve over the course of history? Discover the roots of the English language, spoken by over three billion people in the world today, and explore how historical conquests and intercultural exchanges are...
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How English and Spanish Are Similar

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
It may be difficult to learn a new language, like Spanish. Some similar words between English and Spanish may make it even more difficult. Watch this video to learn which words might be tricky!
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Whole Language Reading: Pumpkin Pie Baking Activity

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Fill your classroom with the delicious aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie using this fun language arts instructional activity. Beginning with a class reading of the book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman, learners practice identifying...
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“I Can” Common Core! 2nd Grade Language

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Monitor the learning of your second graders with this checklist of Common Core language standards. Each standard is rewritten as an I can statement, providing children with clear learning objectives.
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“I Can” Common Core! 3rd Grade Language

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Support third graders with developing their language skills using this Common Core checklist. With each standard written as an I can statement, children are given clear learning goals to work toward throughout the year.
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Differentiate between Formal and Informal Language

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
The Pledge of Allegiance, the Gettysburg Address, the National Anthem, and the Preamble to the Constitution all get close attention in an exercise that asks learners to rewrite these formally-worded documents into informal language....
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Language Expansion

For Students 6th - 12th
Improve your pupils' language skills with these discussions and activities. There are four topics included here, and each is paired with discussion prompts (small group and whole class), student handouts, and teacher notes. After...
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Journeys: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers 4th
Language learners get extra help with the concepts in the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on Journeys from a packet of support materials designed for beginning, emergent, intermediate, and advanced language classes.
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Friends Together: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers K Standards
Enjoy this thematic friendship unit compiled with ESL lessons to develop strong language development while listening, speaking, looking, and moving. Class members participate in activities covering topics like making friends, asking for...
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A World of Animals: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 10)

For Teachers K Standards
Animals are the theme of this series of English language development lessons. Scholars take part in grand conversations about woodland, jungle, and grassland animals. They also go on picture walks, read poems and high frequency words,...
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Let’s Look Around!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Let's Look Around! is the theme of an English language development unit comprised of lessons highlighting verb endings, naming and action parts of sentences, consonant clusters, and contractions; all equipped with grand discussions,...
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Person to Person: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Help language learners understand words and cultural concepts. The second installment in a series of three language development lessons designed to accompany Theme 4: Person to Person helps bridge the gap for language learners by...
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The Fault in Our Stars: A Movie Study Guide for Eighth Grade Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How would you spend your last days with a loved one? The movie guide for The Fault in Our Stars prompts scholars to compare important scenes from the novel to the film and contains background information about the author, guided...
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AP English Language—Precision of Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Say what you mean and mean what you say. The Precision of Language addresses the importance of words, especially when they concern a person's rights. Scholars take a look at many different examples and complete questions analyzing the...
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European Day of Languages

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Young adult or adult English learners complete activities that test reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar skills, listening and speaking, as well as writing skills. After reading a document on the European Day of Languages, they...
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Debates on Persuasive Language That Extend Outside of Class

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There is no better sight to see than a classroom full of eager young adults, hands raised high, eager to jump into a class discussion. Get your class identifying and discussing rhetorical strategies and then debating long into the night...
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Languages in Contact, Socio-spatial Diversity: Language Varieties

For Teachers Higher Ed
Spend some time considering the functions and types of language such as vernacular, standard, and pidgin. This lengthy presentation would benefit a college-level linguistics course with its accurate descriptions and plenty of examples....
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“I Can” Common Core! 6th Grade Language

For Teachers 6th Standards
Help your sixth graders know exactly what is expected of them when it comes to Common Core language standards. Distribute the checklist, which is written in kid-friendly "I can" language, to each child. While most of these standards are...
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Language, Voice, and Holden Caulfield: The Catcher in the Rye Part 1

For Students 11th - 12th
Listen. If you want to know the truth, this Crash Course is sort of cool, it really is. By looking at Holden's language, the narrator sort of encourages viewers to develop their own interpretation of The Catcher in the Rye. 
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Computers in Foreign Language Classes

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students create lesson plans for their foreign language classroom using the internet. They develop scenarios that will enable their students to become involved with the lesson plan such as to make a travel brochure.
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Weather and Seasons

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Use pictures and manipulatives to develop vocabulary with your beginning language learners. This plan can be used with foreign language learners (although you'll have to provide the vocabulary), English language learners, or a young...
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The Rooms in a Home

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Enhance your foreign language students' skills to describe a house. After reading a description of rooms in a house in their target language, they work to answer corresponding questions correctly. Additionally, they view a PowerPoint...
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What I need for School

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
You can use this lesson with English language learners, a young language arts class, or speakers of a foreign language. The phrases learned are I need and I don't need. The teacher collects several items around the room, and learners...
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Basic Arabic Letters

For Students 3rd - 6th
Whether you're reviewing the Arabic letters or teaching them for the first time, a thorough packet can help learners form the building blocks of another another language. Explore the beautiful symbols of the Arabic alphabet rather than...
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Bilingual Crossword Puzzle

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students assess new ways to strengthen and expand their vocabularies by creating crossword puzzles for their classmates to experience. They become aware that learning a new language can be a fun experience if approached with an open mind...
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“I Can” Common Core! 1st Grade Language

For Teachers 1st Standards
Support first graders with developing their basic language skills using this Common Core checklist. With each standard rewritten as a positive I can statement, students are encouraged to work hard toward reaching these clear learning...
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Celebrating Traditions: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 2)

For Teachers 3rd
English language learners examining different cultural traditions, receive extra support provided by the materials in this packet loaded with scripted lessons, activities, and exercises.
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Voices of the Revolution: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Language learners develop their speaking and writing skills while reading about historic figures like Paul Revere and James Forten, and key events like the Boston Tea Party. All the lessons, readings, activities, and exercises are...
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Animal Habitats: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 3rd
This activities in this packet, the second in the series of support materials for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on animal habitats, are designed specifically for English language learners.
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Wheels Go Around: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 7)

For Teachers K Standards
Wheels go around is the theme of the plethora of activities to aid in the language fluency of your scholars in this unit of ESL lessons. Learners can take part in a grand conversation focused on wheels, make their own steering wheel,...
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All Together Now: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers 1st Standards
All Together Now is the theme of this series of ESL lessons. Provide support to your language learners through games, role play, stories, and discussions all about greeting others, giving commands, telling about themselves, and being...
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Teaching Debate to ESL Students

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Language learners use the debate format to practice formulating, expressing, and defending their ideas. Working in teams, class members develop resolutions, use opinion indicators to express their opinions and reasons, and prepare...
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Family and Friends: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Family and Friends is the theme of a unit consisting of English language development lessons. Reinforce language proficiency, particularly in family vocabulary, basic needs, feelings, short vowel sounds, blending, reading high frequency...
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Special Friends: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 9)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Enhance language proficiency with a Special Friends themed English language development unit. Each lesson follows a listen, speak, move, and/or look routine that is guaranteed to get your scholars discussing topics such as animal...
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We Can Do It!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 10)

For Teachers 1st Standards
English language development lessons are brought to you in poems, picture cards, and grand discussions in a We Can Do It! themed unit. Topics of discussion include daily challenges, parts of a whole, words that describe what we hear,...
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Nature Walk: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 2)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Walking in nature is the theme of a unit designed to support English language development lessons. Scholars look, write, speak, and move to explore topics such as camping, woodland animals, instruments, bodies of water, things found at a...
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Recognizing Persuasive Language

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Lose 10 pounds in one day, guaranteed! With the sixth installment from the digital media literacy series, scholars identify common types of persuasive language. They learn to look beyond techniques such as telling stories, presenting...
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Language Analysis: “I Have a Dream”

For Teachers 8th Standards
Middle schoolers take a close look at Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech and use a language analysis sheet to determine if King's sentences make use of active or passive voice. They then move their attention back to take A...
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The Language Garden

For Students 7th - 9th
In need of an informational text passage and set of comprehension questions? Critical thinkers can build reading proficiency while learning about the world's languages. They'll read a seven-paragraph article about and respond to short...
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Google Translate

For Students 1st - 12th
Not sure how to translate a word, phrase, or paragraph? No worries. Simply paste in, type, or dictate your text, select the initial and desired language, and up pops your translation. Better yet, the app will read the text to you in most...
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Choose Precise Words and Descriptive Details in Narrative Writing

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Narrative writing that shows rather than tells is more engaging for the reader. Help your young writers revise their fictional narratives to include stronger and more precise language with a video that focuses on creating images. The...
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How Languages Evolve

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Do all languages have a common ancestor? Although no one yet knows the answer to that big question, the narrator of this short, animated video explains how linguists use migration patterns, geological features, and word clues to...
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Do Animals Have Language?

For Students 5th - 12th
Do animals have language? To answer this question, Michele Bishop's video examines the four qualities often associated with language—discreteness, grammar, productivity, and displacement—that separate communications systems from language.
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Opinion Argument Writing Packet

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
You won't need much persuading to use an argumentative writing packet in your language arts class! With helpful reference pages, guided practice through the writing process, examples of opinion and argument writing, and a thorough...
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Learning English through Short Stories

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Use short stories to teach English? Yes! Designed as a professional development opportunity for English language teachers, the ideas in this booklet can easily be adapted to advanced ESL/ELL classes.
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Welcome to the Color Vowel Chart

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Focus English language learners' attention on word stress and phrase stress with a pronunciation chart that breaks the sounds into moving and non-moving vowel sounds. The chart tool uses colors and key words to indicate where to put the...
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The First Programming Languages: Crash Course Computer Science #11

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Computers need to know a lot of languages, n'est-ce pas? Scholars learn about advances in computer programming, from assemblers and compilers to more recent programming languages. They learn how these advances led to a shift in...
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: The Impact of Language

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Author, filmmaker, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston was also a dialectologist. The dialogue of the characters in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God reveals her fascination with accents and dialects. A short video from the Great...
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Greek Numbers 0–10

For Students 9th - 12th
In this foreign language instructional activity, students look for the words in the puzzle related to the Greek language and the answers are found when clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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Use Precise Language to Explain a Topic

For Students 4th Standards
The fourth of a five-part series on writing informational essays centers on word choice, giving learners tools for adding precise vocabulary from a text when responding about a text. The instructor walks through three steps of editing:...
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How Many Languages Do You Speak When You Speak English?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What do the words pizza, broccoli, and ciao have in common? Why they are all English words that originally came from Italian. Ask your middle schoolers to guess the origins of a list of words by matching the word with the language from...
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* Educators * Lesson Plans The Importance of Speaking Another Language

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the importance of speaking more than one language. They read and discuss an account written by a Peace Corps teacher in Ukraine, answer discussion questions, and discuss why English is taught in Ukraine.
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Comprehension During Independent Reading

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Ideal for a language arts class, literary unit, or independent reading assignment, a set of reading worksheets address a wide array of skills. From poetic elements to nonfiction text features, you can surely find a valuable resource in...
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Fairy Tales and Tall Tales - Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Enrich a unit on fairy tales and tall tales with a set of read-aloud lessons. Second graders hone writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and literary analysis skills as they read classic stories. Complete with extension projects, discussion...
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Tools for ESL Lesson Planning

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Whether you are new to teaching language learners or an experienced pro you will find much to like in this massive tool kit. The 195-page packets contains teaching tips and tools, sample lesson plans and activities, worksheets and...
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"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 3

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
To make the point that there are many forms of language, each with its own purpose, class members select 10 lines from Doescher's play, translate these lines first into contemporary English and then into "SMS/Tweet." 
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Heroes: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 5)

For Teachers 4th
This packet of support materials for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on heroes, contains lessons, exercises, and activities specifically designed for ELD/ESL learners.
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Amazing Animals: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 2nd
This packet, the second in the series of support materials for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on amazing animals, contains exercises and activities designed for the ESL/ELD classroom.
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Animal Encounters: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 5th
Denali National Park and the rain forests of Brazil are the settings for a series of lessons on animal encounters with grizzly bears and golden lion tamarins. The 32-page packet includes scripted lesson plans, activity suggestions, and...
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Gender-Inclusive Language

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
In the past, if writers weren't sure of a person's gender, they simply used masculine pronouns. Today, however, as a handout on gender-inclusive language explains, writers must choose pronouns carefully. To promote the use of gender...
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2018 AP® English Language and Composition Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Discussions of eminent domain sometimes trigger strong emotions. A set of free-response questions from the 2019 AP® English Language and Composition exam tackles the concept with a series of persuasive pieces. Learners analyze all six...
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2017 AP® English Language and Composition Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
In the age of the Internet, are libraries still important? A collection of sources, part of a set of sample free-response questions from the AP® English Language and Composition exam, discuss that question. A variety of sources,...
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AP® English Language and Composition: The Rhetoric

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Does it seem impossible to make academic growth with advanced learners? Without rigorous instruction, it likely is impossible. The AP® English Language and Composition: The Rhetoric offers a complete resource for educators teaching...
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Fluency in Foreign Language Using iMovie

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students communicate more competently in the language they are studying during oral presentation. They translate movies from their language of study to English. They evaluate correct and incorrect pronunciations and conversations.
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Persuasive Language

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students read a persuasive story study persuasive language. They then write a 50-word online advertisement for a target audience to try and sell an unusual item to a targeted audience.