Unit Plan

Family and Friends: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

This Family and Friends: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4) unit plan also includes:

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 words, clusters, possessives, and complete sentences. Learning opportunities are conducted through grand discussion, picture cards, poems, book talks, and drawing family portraits.


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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Display family portraits at Back to School Night or Open House 
  • When discussing celebrations, find a common or choose multiple celebrations that the class can celebrate together
  • Invite pupils to role play how to make friends; discuss the process and vocabulary used 
Classroom Considerations
  • This unit was designed as part of the Houghton Mifflin English language arts curriculum, but can be used independently, or alongside with another curriculum
  • Some of the curriculum's material is not included; however, the remaining ESL lessons can be implemented with modifications 


  • Multi-level responses are provided to support teacher instruction and learners' proficiency
  • Notes to address specific language challenges are listed
  • The lesson plans are written clearly and in detail 
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