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
This ESL Food thematic unit builds vocabulary and basic literacy skills while addressing early primary science standards. The activities and printables included develop the concept and vocabulary being taught in the unit. The children will be exposed to the food unit's vocabulary across the curricu
In this week-long project, Beginner to Intermediate ESL students write about and present their heroes. Their hero can be someone in their personal lives, like a family member, someone who is from their country, or someone who is well-known internationally. First, students read a text about Jesse Owe
The Place Project is an interdisciplinary project that requires students to research a place (a city, a country, a region, etc.) and to examine its geography, languages, traditions, cuisine, and more. Students learn new vocabulary each day that they incorporate into their presentations. Students m
ESL STUDENT BIOGRAPHIES
Activity and Bulletin Board Idea!
This small packet includes 4 documents/pages:
1. description and suggestions
2. draft copy of worksheet to be enlarged/photocopied
3. sample list of common verbs
4. unprotected/editable MS Word version of worksheet that can be overwritten fo
My First Year in America Memory Book helps your newcomer students celebrate their first year living and learning in a new culture. This memory book is designed to address the levels of the early stages of language acquisition. It offers opportunities for the child to express themselves trhough dra
In my integrated ESL classroom, we like to highlight a country our students are from by teaching about that country's customs and culture. It's a great way to validate newly immigrated students and help all students become global citizens. We focus on one country a month and devote a period or two o
Enjoy teaching math and literacy skills as you introduce the concepts of the autumn season. This unit helps you saturate your classroom in the vocabulary and concepts of fall. The students will learn about fall through poetry, writing, science notebook activities, cooking experiences, math and lite
Teach high-level academic vocabulary about the life cycle of butterflies along with anatomy of insects through this interactive, fun, & mellow song:) In this set, I've included:
1. The video on TpT along with a private link to the same video on Vimeo. Here, you can stream it outside of your TpT
This unit uses the theme of thanksgiving to teach all areas of instruction in the early primary grades. It is aligned to WIDA and can be used with upper primary ELL Newcomers. Expose your students to the concepts and vocabulary of the Thanksgiving holiday while teaching math, rhyme, sight words, fi
Do you struggle to make Social Studies content comprehensible for all of your students? Do you have trouble finding activties that newcomers can do? Don't let your students just sit there! Let them feel included!
Well, this product gives options for multiple levels of language acquisition and could
Project-based learning activity where students create a super store in either English or Spanish (both are included). There are essential questions about marketing and economics, as well as language. It can integrate mathematics, writing, and art. It is a great way to infuse technology with an L1/L2
Great map and treasure scroll instructions to write out the directions to the pirate treasure. See how the lesson goes here: http://mrsbaiasclassroom.blogspot.kr/2014/05/making-treasure-maps-directions-lesson.html
Print out the ships and treasure chests for the students to place anywhere on their m
Dual language and Bilingual teachers will enjoy using this resource. “Family, Friends and Me” is a great thematic unit to build upon the prior knowledge your students have about themselves and the people in their lives. In this unit the children will deepen and extend their knowledge about family me
This is an entire unit about consumerism and its effects.
Each year my students must successfully complete a standardized evaluation to complete their secondary studies. I take the topics from the previous standardized evaluations and create units out of them. This way, students can practice their
This product is perfect for any Socials class, especially ELL/ESL, where students select and present a news story that is important to them and share it with the class. In doing so, students take ownership over their own learning. I have also found this a great way for students to engage in curren
This is an ongoing project of mine to get more students interesting in reading English. I started it after so many students (especially boys, ages 14-17) complained about having to read. I got a group together and we made suggestions for writing. This group of stories is truly for students and by st
This is a fake online shopping form for ESL students to fill out. It has one box for them to illustrate their own product and a form to fill out their remaining order. There is a little math involved, it's in Korean currency. However, I also have a blank version uploaded that you can download if you
Writing an Informative Speech in a Multicultural and Multilingual Classroom guides students in diverse classrooms for bilingual, ESL, EFL, and multicultural classrooms toward quality informative speech topics.
This unit includes:
Teacher plans for at least 5 class periods
Suggested speech topic
Allow your more advanced ELLs to share their story. This project asks students to write their autobiography in chapters that have specific focuses, such as their passions, culture, role model, etc. Guiding questions help students to write thorough paragraphs for each chapter, and give them the opp
Six projects designed to complement your yearly program for multi-aged ESL/EAL students. My World, Shopping, English Confusions, This Country, My Future, How Things Work.
Great for early finishers in class time and/or as extension work.
* Designed incorporating Gardner’s Multi-Intelligences
A famous saying goes like this: "If you give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he'll eat for a lifetime."
This saying reflects the same kind of magic that happens when you give ESL students a broad collection of English vocabulary words. By building in them a strong fo
A structured research project about countries around the world. Scaffolds such as guided notes and essay templates help students research and examine their findings effectively. In this project students will compare and contrast the United States to another country. There are 4 parts: 1) a note-taki
Teach your students about Hanukkah using the powerful teaching method of rhyme. Your students will easily remember this poem after a few recitations and internalize the concept's vocabulary, traditions and history! There is a Hanukkah label book that the students can make and then use as reference
"Make a Food Book" allows ELL students to create their own food book using graphic organizers and a variety of learning modalities: describing, sequencing, writing, drawing, etc. Teachers and students alike will be thrilled with the final product: a beautiful, differentiated, culturally relevant bo
Students will use real news and media to learn about and practice the art of journalism in both writing and speech. In reading, watching, and listening to the news, students will practice forming complete and accurate sentences as well as logical and neat informative paragraphs. They will learn and
If you want an easy animal report to get your second graders interested in research projects, then check this file out! This animal report will guide you, step by step, in recording important information. It will provide your student with great websites as well as easy to follow directions. Specific
This product includes:
~A parent letter in English AND Spanish explaining the project.
~8 half pages to form a mini book.
This ESL family project is a great way to get to your students and their families. The goal of this project is to learn about the country your student is from and allow paren
Modifiable for sped/esl students. creative use of student knowledge of the periodic table of elements. high school/ middle school, or modifiable for elementary school science discovery project.
Rubric is included but can be modified to your taste and specifications.
This is a great review activity for high school and adult English language learners to practice applying their vocabulary and grammar skills within realistic situations. It includes teacher directions and notes, student directions, student rubric, and an authentic situations skit options sheet to se
'Painting ghost gums in the desert' is a short story which is perfect for use in a mainstream or special needs classroom setting with teens, or in an ESL / EFL setting. It is written to meet the particular needs of young people who have lower literacy and reading skill levels than their peers. It is
This unit is ideal for the beginning of the school year. It can be used to know students` cultural background better and to install a welcoming classroom atmosphere where learners are aware of each other`s rich cultural background.
The unit develops all the three ESL competencies: oral interaction,
Give students the opportunity to share about their cultural backgrounds! This project requires students to use their reading skills to research a specific element of their culture, use their writing skills to create a PowerPoint to teach the class, and their speaking skills to give their presentati
This is a project rubric I created for my ESOL I-IV students. It asks them to research a career, create a PowerPoint, and present it to the class. My students always do such an awesome job with this! Send me an email if you would like student work samples to show your class (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kids always love making paper chains! Use these 23 sheets to reinforce short vowel families/rhymes. There are 4-6 families for each of the 5 vowels. A small sampling: ot, in, ag, ed, um. Every single word has a picture clue next to it. Students write the initial letter in each blank. And her
This is a project I made for my ELD class, but it could be used in any class to practice listening and speaking. It asks the students to research a location for a trip, figure out the cost to get there, the weather, activities, and what they would bring.
Includes instruction page, planning pages,
This is a writing assignment/ rubric I created for my ESOL Earth Science class. Students are asked to pretend they are a rock and discuss their lives, to include: type of rock, chemical/mechanical weathering that happens to them, etc.
This Poem is from the poetry center unit Once Upon a Time. It is an early primary unit that uses fairy tales to help teach the difference between fiction and non-fiction, rhyme, sight words, first sound fluency, and sentence structure. The fairy tales used are based on traditional tales and present
This is a project/ rubric I created for my ESOL students to practice vocabulary related to the home. Students are asked to write five paragraphs, create a PowerPoint with photos, and present their dream home to the class. To introduce the project, I played part of an episode of MTV Cribs that I fo
This is a speaking project that can be used at the end of year for middle school, or as a culminating review project for levels 1 and 2 in high school at the beginning of the school year.
I've been doing this project for 10 years, and by far it's the one that gets the students speaking about thei
Kids always love making paper chains! Use these 21 sheets to reinforce LONG vowel families/rhymes. There are 3-5 families for each of the 5 vowels. A small sampling: ane, ute, ime, ose, eel. Every single word has a picture clue next to it. Students write the initial letter in each blank. And..
This is a format page I used with E.S.O.L. students to give them an example to follow to know where to place: the date, “Dear Diary,” the body, pictures, and the closing. This format asks students to tell about what they did during the day, something they enjoyed, something they used, and any Englis
This project was used with a bilingual class of Spanish speakers. Their content areas were taught in Spanish, and I was their sole English teacher. Most of them were reluctant to learn English, so I tried to engage them with interesting and fun lessons.
This package includes the project rubric,
This project includes alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana fact sheets written in both English and Spanish. The language is simplified and both languages are side-by-side to help students understand the words in both languages. Pictures are added to help students. This would be considered a level 3 and a
This EDITABLE letter and project template is a quick and easy way to engage ELL students and their families! They will design the flag of their home country and educate others on basic country information.
This lesson/activity has a few different elements going for it. It involves history including the time of Marie Antoinette. When I taught this in the past, I showed a clip from the movie Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst. I show the beginning of the movie where she is making her trip to France for
This is a 27 page document based on David Shannon's "A Bad Case of Stripes"
1 word work activity for finding word roots and meaning
1 constructed response activity "How did Your Case of the Stripes Happen"
1 creative activity to draw themselves with case of the stripes
1 science activity
This product was originally created to be used with English Language Learners who are new to the country and in need of learning letter names and sounds. However, it would be a great material for pre-k and kindergarteners who are learning their alphabet. While teaching letter names and sounds, allow
This is a class project where families will complete a recipe together that is special to their family. Then they will make the recipe, take a picture and eventually be part of a class book!
This product includes:
~Family Recipe Activity Sheet
~Family Letter explaining project in English and Spa
This product is a sample from the unit "The First Four Weeks of School". An early primary thematic unit which is aligned with CCSS and WIDA. This item is a poem about the school's music teacher and her class. Compatible activities are provided. The entire unit contains 110 slides of school themed