ELL Newcomers' Activities-Beginner Level Work and Academic Assessment. 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 weeks. 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. This unit was designed to make the first months of this orientation period easier for both the student and the teacher. School items, people, colors, and numbers are some of the survival English vocabulary that is addressed in this unit. Portrait templates for school specialty teachers, nurse, classroom teacher and principal are available. Direct Instruction vocabulary cards with scripts that foster conversation skills are provided. This will help introduce a frightened ESL Newcomer to their new school environment and teachers. Many ESL Newcomers may not have had formal education (refugees) in their home country-leaving them far behind their school age peers. Seat work and activities are provided. A quick academic assessment is also available. It will give you a baseline of what the child knows and what level to start planning lessons that will attend to his/her needs.
This unit is designed for K-1 general and ESL students. The work is appropriate for newcomers K-5 who have had no formal schooling. (ie: an upper primary child that has no reading or writing skills in their native language.) Many upper primary ESL teachers have asked for beginner work for their newly arrived refugee learners.
Spanish Dual Language versions are included!
A great feature to this kit is the Vocabulary Desk Reference.
This Vocabulary Desk Reference is an integral support for early primary ESL, General Ed. and Special Needs students. ELL Newcomers will find this desk reference a great assistance to help them assimilate into their new academic and social environment. This resource displays the most common words that revolve around daily educational and personal survival skills. Here are the vocabulary topics that are displayed on the desk reference for easy visual access:
Days of the Week
Months of the Year
Weather and Seasons
Neighborhood Places/Community Helpers
There is also an alphabet letter sound chart that is stored in one of the pockets of the folder. There are two versions-English and Spanish. Dual Language teachers attach both to the front and back of a sheet of cardstock paper.
There are also three little reference books that are also housed in the desk reference folders. The Survival Phrase little flip book is filled with sentences an ELL Newcomer would need to know to be able to function and learn in their new academic setting. There is an English/Spanish version of this little flip book for Dual Language students.
There are also a money and time vocabulary flip books.
***This product includes Direct Instruction Vocabulary Cards, Holiday and Seasons Vocabulary Cards, Writing Rubrics and Where is My Little Pumpkin as bonus material! "***
Check out this amazing bundle! It is a life saver for the teacher and the student!
ELL Newcomers' Survival Kit Bundle
This kit includes a Spanish/English Dual Language version!
Check out these wonderful vocabulary building kits for early primary and ESL Newcomers!
ESL Newcomers Vocabulary Building Kit Set One
ELL Vocabulary/Conversation Kit Edition 2