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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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Voyagers: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 5)

For Teachers 3rd
This packet, the second in the series of support materials for the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on voyagers, contains support and enrichment activities for ELD/ESL learners.
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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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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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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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ESL Health Unit: Describing Pain and Symptoms

For Students 7th - 12th
Designed for advanced beginning English language learners, this 21-page packet includes listening, speaking, and writing practice exercises related to the theme of visits to the doctor's office.
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Low Level Activities for Adult ESL

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Suggestions for interview topics with question prompts, scavenger hunts, oral presentations, and reading and writing prompts abound in this 11-page packet of activities for English language learners. ESL worksheets are also included in...
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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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Beginner Level Thanksgiving ESL Lesson Plan

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Thanksgiving is a cherished tradition in the United States and Canada. Introduce the beginnings of the Thanksgiving celebration with a resource that features reading comprehension activities, vocabulary exercises, and a short writing...
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Colors All Around: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 2)

For Teachers K
A reading of the rhyme "Red Means Stop!" launches a three-week ELD/ESL study of color. The scripted daily lessons contained in the 32-page unit are packed with exercises, activities, and skill builders.
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Silly Stories: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers 2nd
ESL/ELD learners are provided extra support with the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt thematic units on silly stories by this packet of activities, exercises, and practice sets.
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Down on the Farm: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 8)

For Teachers K Standards
Down on the Farm is the theme of this series of ESL lessons designed to support reading, speaking, and listening skills. Over three weeks, your learners will have the opportunity to sing songs, play guessing games, create masks, role...
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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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Surprise!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 2)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Surprise! is the theme of this series of ESL lessons. Cover an array of topics such as where we live, different times of day, shapes, the city and the country, what we do for fun, jobs, and games, all while practicing how to express...
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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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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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You're a Superhero

For Students 3rd - 6th
Engage your English language learners' vocabulary acquisition superpowers with a set of materials about superheroes. Pupils create their own superhero alter-egos by choosing from a list of superpowers, deciding on sidekicks and other...
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Suffixes 2

For Students 3rd - 5th
A list of nine verbs is provided for students to add different suffixes; a bank of five suffixes is also given. Only some of the suffixes actually work with verbs, though, so this is a good opportunity for discovery. Learners reflect on...
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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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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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Feelings PowerPoint

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Have your students practice their best happy face while presenting this PowerPoint about feelings. Large font, accompanied by drawings and photos of different emotions, including: happy, sad, angry, surprised, afraid, and worried are...
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ESL Vocabulary Trace and Read: Shapes and Colors

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Intended for young English language learners, these worksheets offer scaffolding for youngsters to practice writing the names of colors and shapes. The first provides the most help, and the third provides almost no help at all....
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ESL Vocabulary Connect the Dots: Shapes and Colors

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Young English language learners trace color vocabulary words on the lines and match it to the correct illustration. A visual and direct approach to developing color vocabulary! 
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ESL Vocabulary & Writing: Shapes and Colors

For Students 2nd - 3rd
English language learners review names of colors and shapes, creating a sentence for each color or shape provided. Each vocabulary word includes two lines of handwriting paper to guide young learners' letter formation. 

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