Unit Plan

One Land, Many Trails: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 5)

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This One Land, Many Trails: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 5) unit plan also includes:

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 words and other word parts. Through guided activities, readers develop a stronger understanding of texts as they complete the second installment of the three-part series.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Browse through magazines to find additional pictures to add to the stages of life activity
  • Make your own class set of picture word cards with index cards and photographs from magazines or the Internet
Classroom Considerations
  • Laminate the picture word cards to make them easier to handle and to last through multiple uses
  • Scaffolds learning to help connect with students at beginning, early production, and intermediate/advanced levels
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies including picture walks and visual timelines
  • References audio and CD-ROM versions of text that may not be easily accessible
Common Core