ESL Newcomers' Survival Kit Volume I and II is a compilation of ELL thematic units and ELL Newcomer Activities that comprise our Early Primary ESL Curriculum. The topics addressed in this curriculum were carefully chosen based on their popularity in early primary grades and the engaging content and concepts. This kit has 3,000 plus (and always growing!) activities. Your Newcomers will learn to speak and comprehend in English through both the Sheltered Instruction and Direct Instruction methods. You will see tremendous growth in the four domains of reading, writing, listening and speaking by using these detailed resources and beautifully designed supports. Your ELL Newcomers’ English Language Proficiency skills will be developed, as well as their grade level expectations. (CCSS and WIDA aligned)
ESL Newcomers arrive throughout the school year. Often they are academically and linguistically behind their ESL and General Ed. peers. It is frustrating for both the teacher and the ESL Newcomer student in the first few months. The student is trying to assimilate into a new culture and school environment without knowing the language. The teacher has the task of addressing the various language acquisition levels of her class and attend to the complex needs of her "ESL Newcomer" student.
Our resources are specifically designed to promote language acquisition while meeting the goals of content area subjects on grade level. There are thousands of resources that are beautifully designed and attend to rigor. We provide differentiated lessons and activities that support the concepts and vocabulary of Early Primary content area subjects. Frameworks and lesson planning templates are provided.
Scientific based research has proven that teaching ELLs through engaging content is the most effective way for ELLs to reach proficiency levels. Data has shown that ELL students have been successfully attaining English Proficiency using this kit for the past 36 years.
This kit encompasses all the elements of a rich and varied language and early primary program. Thematic units, vocabulary cards, concrete experiences, development of basic reading skills and conversations skills are all components in this kit.
Our Spanish Dual Language units are also included!
Little Language Learners' resources are used in thousands of classrooms worldwide! Many school districts have purchased this language development kit for their teachers.