Make test preparations fun by combining it with the Olympics! (Please note that this product was made prior to the Sochi Winter Olympics and refers to it in the future tense.) This is a great resource to help your students prepare for the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs test! Even if your state doesn’t use t
This resource is perfect for a classroom teacher or ELL teacher looking for tons of great back to school activities to fit ALL your students' needs! This double bundle includes all back to school resources bundled together at an additional 10% off both the already-discounted Back to School Bundle an
This little pack of sorting exercises helps you provide extra practice for your beginning English-Language-Learners (ELLs) and for your young students who have a developmental language delay.
On each of the practice sheets, children cut out the pictures and sort them into one of two distinct cate
These thematic posters are a great tool to give your beginning readers and ELL students the support and confidence they need to begin to tackle tasks in English. Entering an English speaking classroom for the first time can be very overwhelming for your new ELLs. Help set them up for a successful sc
This is an original song I created to use with my first and second grade student, many of whom are English Language Learners. The chorus states the needs that pets have and the versus have many names of pets.
Enjoy the fun rock beat!
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This digital file includes 12 pages of 46 printable classroom labels (Spanish word, English word, and clip art/photo). Print, cut, and label--it's that easy to make your classroom more rich in print for both your Spanish language learners and your English as a Second Language/English Language Learne
The following product is excellent for providing multiple entry points for students that are:
Please view the preview to see all of the direction cue cards that are included in this download.
Simply choose between a 3 step or up to 6 step direction cue card board.
Newly updated! This 20 page literacy center has three sets of word/picture cards. The product focuses on learning animal names, connecting the names with their pictures, and putting animal cards in alphabetical order. This can be used as a matching game, "read the room", or to teach alphabetical
Help your English Language Learners and other students in Grades 5 - 8 learn essential vocabulary words! The words cover commonly-taught English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies topics and come in 3 sizes. The words in this resource are organized by academic subject and by grade le
If you are looking for a way to help students be more descriptive writers, this adjective/noun practice product will help. It has word cards for sorting, sentence practice, identification from text, and even an assessment at the end.
Here are the exact pages in the file:
1.Rationale for this app
I created these cards to be used with students who recently arrived in an English-speaking classroom. Two sets are included:
SCHOOL SUPPLY OBJECTS
Instructions for how to introduce the words to your students is included as well!
Those plural words can be tricky to master, especially the irregular words!
This fun BINGO game incorporates irregular and regular words that will help students remember their plurals. This game will help with automaticity and oral fluency!
How do you play? After you cut the included singular wor
Not sure how to make accommodations in lessons, assignments and assessments for your English language learners?
This handy 2 page chart will provide you with plenty of on-the-go ideas that can make it easier than ever to provide the required accommodations for your ELLs.
Best of all, it is des
This is a one-page document that has a paragraph frame to help students write a comparing and contrasting paragraph. It includes a Venn diagram and a frame underneath. It can be used in any subject area. I created it to help my ELLs write a paragraph in their literacy class, and my students found it
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
Use these generic content and language standards to help you in your lesson plan writing and to cover your responsibilities for serving ELLs in your classroom. ELLs with content and language standards show improvement in learning because they are focused on what they need to accomplish each unit or
ESL Rocks Presents: Parts of the Body Grammar Worksheets
Vocabulary differentiated to 3 different language proficiency levels (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced)
This packet includes:
3 Parts of the Body Singular/Plural Picture Sorts (1 pages each of pictures, 1 sorting sheet)
- One for ea
Give your students support in writing summaries of fiction and non-fiction texts! The organizational frameworks show what kind of information should be included when writing a summary. The sentence starters offer a variety of writing prompts that your students can use to write summaries. Two 8.5"
ESL Rocks Presents: Astronomy Solar System Vocabulary Cards
Perfect for Newcomer and Beginner-Level ESL Students and includes additional vocabulary for Advanced level students too!
This packet includes:
-Colorful, realistic pictures cards with Astronomy/Solar System vocabula
I use this WIDA goal-setting sheet with my ELLs to set a writing goal for them for the year. As students write throughout the year, together we assess their writing and make a graph to show their progress. It is a great progress monitoring tool for both ESL and classroom teachers and a great visual
Use these KWL charts to help students activate background knowledge and monitor their comprehension during activities.
These KWL charts have been designed to provide you with a bilingual option (Spanish and English) for traditional KWL charts in the classroom. The design of these sheets closely mat
This is a Power Point vocabulary visual preview for the book The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka. I made this to provide visual and linguistic vocabulary support for English Language Learners in my classroom. I preview it before reading the book to increase comprehensible input (a SI
English Language Learners (ELLs) often have trouble discerning between words that are auditorily similar (such as “in” and “and” – think about how many times you say something quickly and shorten “and” to “‘n”!) or words that do not have a concrete meaning (try defining “of”!). Native speakers have
This is a ten slide Power Point vocabulary visual preview for the book The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. I made this to provide visual vocabulary support for English Language Learners in my classroom. I preview it before reading the book to increase comprehensible input (a SIOP strategy). For ea
Your students will write sight words to fill in the blank while completing these mini-books for Kindergarteners and ELLs in grades K-2. Students are given a picture and a sentence with a blank space for the target word on each page. Students can read their books after they write to fill in the blank
This is a nine slide Power Point vocabulary visual preview for the book The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant. I made this to provide visual vocabulary support for English Language Learners in my classroom. I preview it before reading the book to increase comprehensible input (a SIOP strategy). For s
This is a one-page document that contains a graphic organizer with sentence starters to support students in writing a scientific conclusion after conducting an experiment or making observations. This is a basic conclusion that has 3 parts:
1) Answer to the investigation question;
This document has 3 parts:
1. 13 bilingual (English-Spanish) labels that you can post around the classroom, labeling furniture, etc,
2. Clip art of children from around the world and speech bubbles with short phrases that you can post in the classroom as a decorative measure.
3. Mini speech bubbles
This is a Power Point vocabulary visual preview for the book Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto. I made this to provide visual and linguistic vocabulary support for English Language Learners in my classroom. I preview it before reading the book to increase comprehensible input (a SIOP strategy). For all
This is an exhaustive 137 slide Power Point with vocabulary visuals for the book Charlotte's Web by E. B. White. I made this to provide visual vocabulary support for English Language Learners in my classroom. I preview it before reading or assigning chapter reading to increase comprehensible input (
Do your English language learners struggle with writing? Do they just sit and stare at the paper when they are supposed to write? Help them easily form paragraphs for these 10 basic topics by providing them with the sentence starters and words banks in this packet. Watch them go from being frust
Throughout my career, I've had many ELL parents ask me how they can help their children with school if they don't speak English. Research shows that ELLs who have a strong foundation in their native language are better able to acquire and and use a second language effectively. Therefore, I always en
Go-cabulary is a great vocabulary activity to create a fun and comfortable setting for your ELL/ESL students to confidently practice oral language skills (speaking and listening comprehension). Grab these fun and engaging Go-cabulary resources at a discount by purchasing the bundle ($11 value)! Che
This comprehensive first day survey can be administered at any time during the first few weeks of school as a way to learn more about your students, to assess their reading and writing skills, or to introduce English language learners to the simple present and simple past tenses.
The survey include
Here are 3 checklists to guide students when editing paragraphs! Your students can use them to check their own writing and to peer edit their classmates' work. You can also use them for formative and summative assessment. An 8.5" x 11" poster listing the features of a good paragraph is also inclu
This is a Power Point vocabulary visual preview for the book The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. I made this to provide visual and linguistic vocabulary support for English Language Learners in my classroom. I preview it before reading the book to increase comprehensible input (a SIOP st
This is a table I created for the Native American Cultural Regions unit.
Students were assigned to read a text about one region in small groups and fill out the table about their Native American group. After that I used a cooperative structure "Mix-Freeze-Group" to have students share what they le
This product will have your students thinking creatively and writing in English about the American holiday of Halloween. May be done as a speaking activity.
-twenty task cards with different Halloween themed writing prompts
- Five Halloween themed lined writing papers for stud
This Edgar Allan Poe Bundle contains four files useful when teaching two short stories: The Black Cat and The Tell -Tale Heart.
This four item bundle has been left in Word and/or PowerPoint for you to edit freely to meet the needs of your ELL and /or Special Ed. students.
See links below for f
This Word document gives you all you need to have your students write meaningful, detailed Character Sketches. Included is:
--a brief introduction to teaching a Character Sketch,
--a rich brainstorming guide,
--two differentiated step-by-step assignment/instruction sheets (with checkboxes for ea
This PowerPoint includes 10 different pictures (with questions) for your ELLs to practice the picture description section of the NYSESLAT Speaking Test.
# Pictures are appropriate to ELLs in 1st and 2nd grade
# Black and white version, just like the real test, included
# Quick link to the NYSESL
This is a ten slide Power Point vocabulary visual preview for the book Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. I made this to provide visual vocabulary support for English Language Learners in my classroom. I preview it before reading the book to increase comprehensible input (a SIOP strategy). For some words, I pr
In this lesson, students will share and present their cultural identity to their peers in a form of the New Literacy Studies’ motivated signs activity, creating continuity between home and school literacy. Utilizing the selected text, students will read the story introduced in the beginning of the c
Ever wonder if a bilingual student has a learning disability because he or she is not doing well in class? Figuring out the difference between a special education need or a second language issue is not easy but this questionnaire is a tool to help educators determine if an English Language Learner
This persuasive writing prompt is about China's One-Child Policy.
I use this Progress-Monitoring Writing Test with my English Leaners to review their writing goals and keep track of the writing progress. It also helps my ELs get ready for the WIDA ACCESS test. This is just one example of a writing
This Autumn resource is perfect for back to school!
Visuals are a useful tool to motivate students to write. These 25 interesting fall themed pictures will help students identify the "5 Ws" as well as encourage discussion. This is a very valuable resource for English Language Learners to help impro
Visuals are a useful tool to motivate students to write. These 25 interesting pictures will help students identify the "5 Ws" as well as encourage discussion. This is a very valuable resource for English Language Learners to help improve their speaking and writing skills. It is also great for using
This is a Power Point vocabulary visual preview for the book The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco. I made this to provide visual and linguistic vocabulary support for English Language Learners in my classroom. I preview it before reading the book to increase comprehensible input (a SIOP strategy).
This product contains 48 word wall cards with over 70 vocabulary words designed to help ELL Algebra 1 high school students. These cards are in both English and Spanish and help students grasp mathematical concepts. They can be posted in your classroom, distributed to students, or used as an interact
This excellent, interactive presentation is great for ESOL specialists, staff developers, coaches, and administrators who want to help their faculty understand the importance of Interaction for ELLs in the classroom.
This presentation will teach your staff 11 no-muss no-fuss strategies for incorpo