ESL Beginners Lessons: Introduction to School

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6th - 12th, Adult Education
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81 pages, 229 slides
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I have enjoyed your resources very much. I also enjoy how you implement the grammar portion into it.
I love all of the opportunities for review and practice! So many opportunities to circle back and reinforce!
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Thanks for browsing here! This ESL middle school and high school newcomer curriculum can be used for any classroom situation that comes your way. It is ideal for an on-site or hybrid model of teaching. It can also work for total distance, online learning. The digital resources are compatible with Google Classroom.

This is the first unit I teach with my newcomers, and it takes approximately 2.5 weeks. I teach it in seven 80 minute block periods, but there is plenty of flexibility to fit it into whatever amount of teaching time you have.

What you receive with this purchase:

* Day by Day Unit Instructions (7 pages)

* Digital Links Document (1 pages)

* Word Wall (11 pages)

* Simple Subject Verb Agreement Signs (2 pages)

* School Flashcards - Color, B/W, Key (11 pages)

* School Flashcards Digital Practice

* Practice Worksheets and a Vocabulary Test (20 pages)

* Practice Worksheets and Vocabulary Test KEY (16 pages)

* Digital Practice Worksheets as Google Slides (18 slides)

* Bell Work - 8 Slides plus 7 Keys & Bell Work Worksheet for students (15 slides, 2 pages)

* Digital Bell Work as Google Slides (8 Slides)

* Fluency Practice and Rubric (2 pages)

* 5 Speaking, Listening, and/or Spelling Slideshows

1. Plural vs. Singular Nouns & Pronoun Practice Slideshow (72 slides)

2. Pronoun Partner Practice (9 pages)

3. Basic Phrases Partner Practice Slideshow (20 slides)

4. Simple Present Tense Slideshow (20 slides)

5. Vocabulary Review Slideshow (76 slides)

This unit includes some basic school words as well as a few important phrases. Then, we practice the unit vocabulary by introducing plural and singular nouns, pronouns, and the simple present tense. In the following units, we continue to review and practice all grammar introduced in this unit as well as add new grammar.

Words or phrases included in flashcard set:

pencil ** binder ** eraser ** notebook ** scissors ** pen ** chair ** bookcase ** stapler ** door ** clock ** desk ** table ** window ** book ** calculator ** computer ** map  ** student ** ruler ** teacher ** gym ** classroom ** board ** paper ** learn ** read a book ** ask a question ** write a story ** sit in a chair ** study ** Health ** Physical Science ** Social Studies ** Math ** Science

Basic Sentences Include:

** How are you today? ... I'm fine. How are you? ... I'm well. Thank you.

** Good morning! Good afternoon! Good evening!

** Have a good day. See you tomorrow! .... You too! See you tomorrow!

** May I please go to the restroom?

** Excuse me. I have a question.

I have written more details about this unit on my blog. There is also an overview of the entire curriculum, including its philosophy & background, its set up, and my reasons for publishing it in the first place HERE.

--- All ESL Newcomer Units in my Shop ---

FULL 11 Unit Curriculum at 25% off

Unit 1: Introduction to School (You are viewing this one!)

Unit 2: Cafeteria & Restroom 

Unit 3: School People and Places

----- Units 1, 2, 3 @ 20% off

Unit 4: Your Day – Days, Time, Weather

Unit 5: Your Year - Months, Seasons, & Colors.

----- Unit 4, 5 @ 20% off

Unit 6: Family

Unit 7: Home

----- Units 6, 7 @ 20% off

Unit 8: Face, Body, Illnesses, & Injuries

Unit 9: Clothing

----- Units 8, 9 @ 20% off

Unit 10: Food

Unit 11: Directions

----- Units 10, 11 @ 20% off

Total Pages
81 pages, 229 slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.


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