Animal Categories for the ESL Class
Young scholars research different animals and discuss their specific characteristics. They place animals in three categories: birds, mammals, and reptiles. As a class, students read sentences and identify the described animal.
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Fairies and Folk
Disney versus Grimm? To launch a five-week unit on fairy and folk tales, class members compare modern versions of these classic stories with more original versions. The richly detailed unit, while largely teacher led, encourages middle...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Section Three: What's the Status of Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is essential for every habitat, but many species are at risk due to pollution and other factors. Explore several different species native to Illinois in a gallery walk with posters that learners have created after research...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh Animals!
Fear not, this thematic unit on animals and habitats poses no threat to you or your students. In fact, this fun series of whole class, small group, and independent learning activities will have your class engaged in learning about the...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The lyrics of popular songs provide an opportunity for language learners to deepen their understanding of how figurative language adds depth of meaning and nuances to songs. Class members identify the devices used in their favorite...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
EFL/ESL: Using Dictation to Improve Your Students' Listening, Spelling and Grammar Skills
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...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts