We Can Do It!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 10)

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, taste, and feel, parts of a house, fantasy and realism, and size. Embedded are learning opportunities to reinforce concepts such as r-controlled vowels, comparatives, superlatives, reading high frequency words, summarizing stories, and words with similar meaning.   

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Record learners' oral stories to play back for instructional purposes as well as story time 
  • Play the guessing game as a brain break when pupils are in need of a time-out from current instruction 
  • Time the class when transitioning or completing an assignment, discuss how long it took using time words, and how they can improve their timing 
Classroom Considerations

  • Although some curriculum material is not provided, the unit's ESL lessons can be implemented with modifications
  • The unit was designed as part of the Houghton Mifflin English language arts curriculum; it can also be used on its own or with another curriculum covering the same topics 
Pros

  • Multi-level response suggestions, as well as language transfer and beginner level support is provided
  • The unit is written clearly and in detail 
Cons

  • None