Hello! Thank you for looking at Differentiated Language Lessons Christopher Columbus Theme!
If your caseload is anything like mine, you definitely need a variety of activities for several different ability levels!!
Included in this packet are the following lessons:
Lesson 1 – Pages 2-5 Where in the World is Christopher Columbus Mini-book. This was designed to elicit or teach spatial and sequential concepts, in, on, under, next to, first, last, over, etc. For each page, the student is required to determine the specific location of Christopher Columbus and fill in the correct term. The book can be made into 16 pages for your students.
Lesson 2 – Pages 6 & 7 – Christopher Columbus People Search – Directions included in the packet. Contains the People Search Sheet and a Reflection sheet. Information about how to complete a people search is in the packet.
Background Information: I enjoy engaging my students in a people search. In case you have never introduced a people search with your students, there are two ways that I have completed this particular one:
1. In a small group of four to five students, I facilitate an interaction by having my students formulate a question with the verb phrase, for example, “Have you ever learned anything about Christopher Columbus?” In the small group, I have my students write the names of the others that have responded in a complete sentence to the question. In addition, I try to get my students to ask a follow-up question regarding the responses of their peers. You will love the interaction!!
Lesson 3 – Pages 8 & 9 Christopher Columbus Lotto – A language closure task. Students will receive a lotto board and listen to the language to complete the sentence or phrase and then circle it!
Lesson 4 – Pages 10-12 – Christopher Columbus Voyage Interview Activity – Students will be presented with varied ‘wh’ questions to ask each other and record the responses of their peers in complete sentences. Students are encouraged to explain their responses thoroughly!
Lesson 5 – Pages 13 & 14 Christopher Columbus Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives – Students will create their own islands by providing specific nouns, verbs and adjectives, then to draw a picture and persuade peers to visit it!
Lesson 6 – Pages 15-21 - Christopher Columbus Story – A story that can be printed to review the main points and highlights of Columbus Day.
Lesson 7 Pages 22-24 – Christopher Columbus Following Directions Activity – Students are provided with a page and cut-outs to complete directions containing a variety of linguistic concepts. Directions included.
All of my clip-art was either purchased from www.scrappindoodles.com or downloaded from www.mycutegraphics.com. I only use one common font for my students because I have found that they have difficulty reading different fonts.
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