5 Week unit on the topic of bilingualism for developing English proficiency in bilingual English/Spanish classes as well as Dual Language / Dual Immersion. Social Studies and Literacy unit based on social studies, CCSS for Literature and Writing, and WIDA standards.
Week 1: Building common background knowledge through a poem
Week 2: Pepita Talks Twice Comprehensive Literacy Language Workshop lesson, English dictation
Week 3: Playing Loteria CLM Language Workshop lesson, English dictation
Week 4: Persuasive Letter Shared Writing
Week 5: Persuasive Letter Writing
This unit includes daily activities and teacher scripts. Students develop their English proficiency through bridging skills learned in Spanish to English, shared and pair writing, grammar focus through dictation, listening comprehension through poem and literature lessons. This unit provides suggested activities for classrooms with technology such as iPads available to them. Activities have been differentiated for varying levels of English proficiency, and provides sentence stems / sentence starters to promote student use of academic English vocabulary.
This unit has been planned with first grade students in mind, but could easily be used in Kindergarten or second grade as well.
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