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Beginner ESL Fiction. A New Student. Using Vocabulary from The OPD.

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Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Description

Beginner English language learners are crying out for stimulating texts to develop their reading and language skills. These texts are hard to find. 

This story is part of a collection of high interest material specifically designed by an experienced ESL teacher for ENL, ESL, ELL students. It is short (150 words), yet contains meaningful content and exciting activities that are sure to provoke discussion. It can be used to teach ELA concepts.

Each story and nonfiction article in the series uses vocabulary from one section of the Oxford Picture Dictionary. If you have access to the dictionary, the text pairs with it, enabling you to easily create a multiple day unit of vocabulary work and reading. If you do not have access to the dictionary the text and activities can stand alone. The series of texts introduces literary elements, reading skills, grammar and vocabulary.

The four-sided handout can be copied for your class. The image can be displayed on a screen, if you have one.

You get:

  • One story with original artwork.
  • Activities including grammar and writing.
  • Ideas for teachers — what to do before reading, during reading and after reading.
  • Two grids for retelling the story as a comic.
  • A portrait frame (to teach character) with text detail boxes.
  • A film strip graphic organizer for teaching setting.
  • An answer key.

This Story

A new student arrives in class and tries to introduce himself. He is met with suspicion. He is sad to discover that it is not easy being different. The quirky story is told with dark humor.

More great materials for your ELLs:

Be sure to check out my Halloween products for nonfiction, an original short story, plus the classic "The Monkey's Paw". They are all for beginner ESL students, and there is a great value bundle containing the whole lot of them. If you're looking for fun activities, nonfiction, a short story for Christmas ("The Little Match Girl") and the New Year, take a look at my Christmas and New Year materials. I also have a series of short stories that will engage your students at any time, while teaching grammar and vocab. Enjoy browsing, and have fun teaching!

Oxford Picture Dictionary alignment = Meeting and Greeting, The Classroom.

Grammar = To be, present tense.

ELA = Character

Grades = 4+

ENL Level = Beginner

Estimated length = From 45 minutes to multiple hours (depending on how many of the additional exercises you use, such as the setting or character handouts.)

Answer key included

Please note: this product can be used alongside The Oxford Picture Dictionary, but is in no way associated with or endorsed by Oxford University Press.

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11 pages
Answer Key
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