In this ready-to-go biographical article, activity, and research project mini-unit bundle about world human rights leaders - Malala, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Gandhi - beginner to intermediate ESL students practice reading and responding to informational texts. These texts can be u
I use this personally with my ESL students in ALL grade levels but regular classroom teachers have found it really useful too. I have a small box or cups labeled with parts of speech : adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs and prepositional phrases. I cut apart these printables and put them in the boxes
I created this activity after finding that many of my students were having extreme difficulty writing about various topics in my classroom. In particular, the students were struggling with comparing and contrasting, summarizing, sharing opinions and arguments, and describing. I created these as “dis
Gives practical ideas for teaching writing to ESL students with a very limited English vocabulary. This resource is a must for ESL teachers and content area teachers with newcomer ESL students in their classes.
ESL Students learn to write by writing a variety of exercises. This 16-page packet provides teachers with suggested activities, list of more exact expressions, list of vague expressions to avoid, writing assignements and charts to fill in.
This Non Fiction writing checklist is in English and Spanish. It covers paper choice, topic choice, content, details, revising and editing in kid friendly language with visuals. A great tool for beginning ELLs to use in writing workshop!
This uses activities helpful for Common Core standards (Eng & Span) making it fun for students learning geography, ESL, etc. It also has a
READING section great for class, individuals, Reading Circles (5 pages),
QUESTIONS (20) about the Reading Section on Russia (1 page),
The purpose of this unit is to introduce ESL students in levels 1 to 3 to Informative/Expository writing. We use the Writer’s Workshop model to develop these writing skills. Students will have mini lessons with appropriate modifications per level of English proficiency, writing time, sharing time, a
ESL pronounciation and comprehension activities. Friday for Example;
• In pairs, students will complete a quiz on Unit 6 Selection 2 (vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension and analysis)
• Individually, students will be tested for reading fluency.
1. Quiz (3 pages)
This photo depicts Jon Bon Jovi performing at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. He is on stage singing and playing his guitar.
This image is one in a collection of photographs that show various American settings for classroom discussion or writing activities. The prompt states: Describe the picture. Th
This is a writing program I devised and created (with the input of my students, of course) to help my struggling writers and ESL students with paragraph writing.
This program includes a fun and colorful Promethean/SMARTBOARD flipchart file (both versions included for your convenience) where the stud
This is a creative writing activity for advanced ESL students with prompts around the following topics: Prom Night, Disaster in the Kitchen, Vacation in Geneva, Visit to the Doctor's Office. Each prompt has a bank of advanced vocabulary words that must be used to complete a story that has been star
This is an ENL writing assignment for for English-Language Learners. It is for comparing and contrasting old NYC with new NYC for the New Language Progression. There is an attached self-evaluation scoring rubric to give students ownership over their work. It's a Word Document, so you can modify it
This 2 week lesson plan (25 pages) is high interest and includes links for article on NewsELA, videos, discussion frames and two outlines for a final writing assignment. Research shows that high risk, struggling learners like high interest texts and they also like choice. They will choose their topi
This lesson plan gives detailed instructions for teaching diverse learners such as ELLs and below grade level students. I include graphic organizers, simplified language and visuals to support English Language Learner's many diverse needs.
This lesson focuses on building background knowledge and co
A high level creative writing activity with four topics....Visit to the Doctor, Disaster in the Kitchen, Prom Night & Vacation in Geneva. Each topic comes with a list of vocabulary words that must be used by the student in an integrated story around the theme. Each story already has a beginni
The prompt states: Describe the picture. Teachers can ask the students to describe a picture for English language learning purposes or use them for writing prompts.
This photo depicts Mozambican children selling fruit along the road side. This photo was taken near Beira, Mozambique.
Take a look a
This compare and contrast essay writing resource provides scaffolding so students can successfully write a short paper comparing and contrasting a topic of their choice.
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Texas History is a TEKS-aligned Bundle featuring EIGHT COMPLETE lessons of Nonfiction Informational Text to teach 4th Grade students about Native Americans in Texas, Explorers, Missions, the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, Statehood, and so much more!
For less than $2.90 per lesson, we'v
This instructional unit includes everything a teacher would need for Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart, including three differentiated types of reading assessments. For weaker readers or students who need a high level of accountability, there is a half-page quiz for each of the 25 chapters. Fo
California History is a Common Core and State-aligned Resource with SEVEN Content-Based lessons of Nonfiction Informational Text. For less than $3.30 per lesson, we've packed this Bundle with a balanced mix of engaging lower and higher level hands-on activities that students need to learn about Cal
Illinois History is a State-Aligned Resource that uses Nonfictional Informational Text to teach students about Native Americans in Illinois, Explorers, the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, Statehood, Illinois's Government, and so much more!
Illinois History includes TEN COMPLETE less
BEST SELLER! This 6 page file demonstrates how to write a simple paragraph. It includes an instructional poster than can be projected, 4 instructional poster examples that can be projected, and a rubric for grading. 2nd-5th (reteach, special education, ELL / ESL).
For more classroom friendly teachi
Expository Writing - A fun and creative way for students to learn about expository writing! Students practice writing in 3rd person, answering the 5 W's and working in the style of a newspaper. Can easily be adapted for different ages and abilities. Assignment sheet is in the style of a newspaper
Writing Intervention Tools for RTI and Special Education: Do you have students who are struggling to write and get their ideas down on paper? These special education writing resources will help even the most reluctant writers experience success and increase their independence with the writing proce
Michigan History is a State-Aligned Resource that uses Nonfictional Informational Text to teach students about Native Americans in Michigan, Explorers, the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, Statehood, Michigan's Government, and so much more!
Michigan History includes ELEVEN COMPLETE l
Indiana History is a State-Aligned Resource that uses Nonfiction Informational Text to teach students about Native Americans in Indiana, Explorers, the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, Statehood, Indiana's Government, and so much more!
Indiana History includes TEN COMPLETE lessons. F
This is a 3 week STAAR expository essay unit, although it would work well with any essay unit. This unit has been used with ESL students and with students who have failed the test and needed a more intense and scaffolded approach to the essay. The entire unit is progressive, working with a teacher e
Florida History is a Sunshine State-aligned Resource with EIGHT COMPLETE lessons of Nonfiction Informational Text. For less than $2.90 per lesson, we've packed this Bundle with engaging higher and lower level hands-on activities that students need to learn about Florida History.
• questions after
Newspaper Templates are easy, no prep printables that can be used for ANY subject area, writing assignment, or information gathering activity in your classroom. This newspaper templates product is so versatile that you can use it all year long in multiple subject areas!
Newspaper templates can be
Colorado History is a Common Core and State-aligned Resource with SIX Content-Based lessons of Nonfiction Informational Text. For less than $3.90 per lesson, we've packed this Bundle with engaging higher and lower level hands-on activities that students need to learn about Colorado History:
Ohio History is a State-Aligned Resource that uses Nonfiction Informational Text to teach students about Native Americans in Ohio, Explorers, the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the Northwest Territory Statehood, Ohio's Government, and so much more!
Ohio History includes NINE COMPLE
Make writing biographies about famous people easy for your students! Use these famous person step-by-step graphic organizers with your students to meet their learning needs while writing about famous women and famous men. Students can write about famous inventors, famous scientists, famous athletes,
Get the BEST Butterfly Life Cycle lesson plan and lapbook HERE! This lapbook is a culminating project which includes technology, vocabulary, global literacy, graphing, and more!
My kids always have such a great time playing these vocabulary games that are sure to help any ELL or student with LD.
This reflective essay can be used at the end of the year, the end of the semester, the end of the trimester, the end of the unit, the end of the chapter, or the end of the quarter.
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SMARTePlans End of Semester Reflective Writing for Google Drive
This is a packet meant to accompany your flower or plant unit. It has four interactive plant "wheels" students could use for notebooks or journals. It includes labeled and unlabeled flower diagrams, pocket chart strips, portable word wall, flower male/female attributes, T or F check up page, the fo
My students always want to study someone from popular culture for their biography projects. But I want them to learn about someone from history or someone who has done something remarkable.
This is why I created this unique and complete project! This pack includes 36 nonfiction selections about
Use this color coded Expository Essay Graphic Organizer to help students organize the perfect 5 paragraph essay. Each detail is color coded to show students how the detail paragraphs are summarized in the opening and closing. Also, the openers, topic sentences and closers are the same color to show
This file has 20 research card templates for writing an African-American research report. They can be used as organizer templates or as the published "book" itself. (I included two choices of final copy writing paper for those teachers who prefer a report format or for writing portfolios). N
Grab and Go! This 24 page opinion writing packet has an opinion quiz, organizers, rough draft page. poster, writing templates, and opinion writing journal templates.
Here's what you get:
1.Three differentiated graphic organizers,
2. A beginning ideas page to help students brainstorm,
3. An opin
This easy to use no prep product has 40 different pieces that students can mix or match to create custom-designed animal lapbook reports. There are 20 with writing lines and 20 without lines. This project might be just the thing for review of writing skills and vocabulary pertinent to nonfiction re
Here's a set of graphic organizers to help your students get started with a report about animals- wild animals in particular. Kids choose from 3 sets of templates for a 5-page report.
These are simple and easy printables for kids who have not had experience writing reports.
Writing their first ani
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How often have you heard a child quote their favorite cartoon? Probably recently, right? Kids LOVE cartoons. And if your stu
A fun way to introduce compare and contrast writing through collaborative learning and peerworkshopping for elementary, ELL, and emergent writers.
Group exercise for working with compare and contrast
Interactive comparing/contrasting essay writing assignment
Handouts for group/individua
This document contains a graphic organizer and two versions of paragraph writing frame for helping ELL students write a summary of a non-fiction text. I use the longer paragraph-writing frame (it prompts students to add examples) with higher level English language proficiency students and the shorte
This product includes:
*Elaboration Paper for Narrative, Opinion, and Informational Writing
*Publishing Paper (9 designs)
*Boxes & Bullets Outline for Opinion and Informational Essays
*4 Square Boxes & Bullets Graphic Organizer for Opinion and Informational
*The story in a nutshell -Beginnin
Common Core approach to Persuasive writing using step-by-step instructions for students. Includes 20 pages of:
Persuasive vs. Argumentative
Whole/small group and individual activities
Examples of Thesis/Topic Sentences/Details/Facts...
Using Figurative Language
5 (five) Sentence Paragraph Graphic Organizer / Teach your student how to write awesome paragraphs!
In the state of Texas students are tested on composition in 4th grade. As a former 4th grade teacher it would had been awesome if my students came to me with knowledge of how to construct a nice pa
American Revolution- American Revolution Flip Book and Buddy Projects. This American Revolution product consists of two projects for your students to showcase their understanding of the causes of the American Revolution. Students utilize their text, the internet and other research materials to creat
Our students needed practice learning the difference between facts and opinions so we created this activity around facts of world records where students write their own record book once they're done.
Our fourth and fifth graders LOVED it so much, we modified it slightly for our third and sixth gr