Help!!! It’s the middle of January and they just put a beginner ESL Student in my History class! Use these ESL beginner level ESL worksheets and ESL newcomer activities to provide engaging, independent practice for your newcomer or beginner level ESL older kids or adults. Couple this with my ESL Grammar Practice, ESL Games or my ESL Newcomer Units and you’ll be ready to rock!
As an ESL teacher, I know the challenges presented to my content area colleagues when they are faced with a student who doesn’t speak English. Yet, when my colleagues ask for help, I find resources for this age group limited. This is why I decided to develop resources that older students can use independently
in their content classes. The resources are intended to provide independent practice for students during their content classes. They are not intended to replace the targeted English Language Instruction provided by a licensed professional (which I hope your school provides.)
If you are
a teacher of English Language Learners, you might find it useful to use the anchor charts and activities to introduce new skills and vocabulary or reinforce concepts already taught. You may also like that the activities provide multiple exposure to vocabulary/skills. (I often find that most activities in trade books don’t offer enough exposure to target skills/vocabulary). I also find it useful to have my students keep the study guides handy for reference and use them during classwork time or homework.
Unit one is designed to provide basic foundational skills in letter/sound recognition and writing for students who are unfamiliar with the Western English alphabet. Students will also learn some everyday vocabulary associated with each letter of the alphabet.
Unit two introduces classroom/emergency vocabulary and phrases and provides practice in beginning dialogue.
Unit three continues classroom vocabulary and introduces numbers.
Unit four introduces action verb phrases, colors, and shapes.
Unit five introduces clothing vocabulary and provides written practice in using the present singular and plural form of the verb “to be”.
Unit six introduces food vocabulary. It includes the food pyramid and provides practice in categorizing foods.
A personal dictionary is also included to allow your students to keep track of their learning.
The Download is a zip file with three files - Personal Dictionary, Newcomer Pack American English, Newcomer Pack British English.
Choose the Newcomer Pack that best suits you.
• Alphabet Chart in Color and Black and White
• Alphabet initial letter symbol and sound recognition activities
• Identifying capital and lowercase letters activity
• Word/vocabulary writing activities
• Beginning sentence construction/respond to questions
• Classroom Vocabulary/Emergency Phrases
• Beginning Dialogue
• Number to 100
• Color and Black & White Action Verbs Anchor Chart
• Action Verbs Retention Activities
• Color and Shapes Anchor Chart
• Color and Shapes Retention Activities
• Clothing Vocabulary Anchor Chart and Retention Activities
• Food Vocabulary Anchor Charts and Retention Actitivites
• Food Pyramid Anchor Charts
• Food Categorizing Activities
• Answer Keys
• Personal Dictionary
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