This amazing bundle contains over 400 ELL Newcomer printables and activities and 242 vocabulary cards. It is a bundle of Little Language Learners' best Newcomer resources: ESL Newcomer Vocabulary Cards, Newcomers: Beginner Level Work and Academic Assessment, ELL Newcomer Autobiography, ELL Memory Book, Early Primary Writing Rubrics, Neighborhood Places, and Five Senses. Spanish versions are available for Dual Language classrooms! This bundle is an essential component for any ESL curriculum.
ESL Newcomer Work and Assessment:
ELL Newcomers-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 few weeks 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.
***This product includes Direct Instruction Vocabulary Cards, Holiday and Seasons Vocabulary Cards, Writing Rubrics and Where is My Little Pumpkin as bonus material!"***
ESL Newcomer Vocabulary and Conversation Kit:
ESL teachers will love this kit! This vocabulary kit is an essential resource for ELL Newcomers. It is an integral part of any language development program for both ELL and General Education learners. The cards were designed to develop growth in vocabulary that is essential for functioning in everyday social and academic situations. On the back of each card is a direct instruction script. The scripts follow a repetitive pattern to allow the children to internalize the vocabulary. Extension questions and dialogue to foster conversation skills and teach facts about the words’ subject is provided. A teacher, paraprofessional, or a peer tutor can use the vocabulary cards. There are 242 cards in this kit. The topics of this kit were carefully selected. These cards are not just simply run of the mill picture cards. It is a set that was designed particularly for the development of language skills of the early primary child or the ELL newcomer student. These cards are a lifesaver for a teacher of any grade that has an ELL newcomer enter their room as a late arrival. This set can be considered survival vocabulary for a new student to this country. It is a must have resource for any ESL teacher. The cards are designed for easy handling and storage. Photocopy the scripts onto the back and laminate. You will use these cards for your entire teaching career. A great investment at a low cost.
The topics of the cards are:
Letters and Sounds
Shapes and Numbers
Parts of the Body
This product is the K-1 writing rubric in "kid speak". I post these rubrics in my class with an example for each level. The examples used are selected from student's work in the current class. These rubrics will help your students see what level of writing they are at, where they developed from and where they need to be to attain the next level of writing growth.
ELL Newcomer Autobiography:
This is a wonderful resource to help an ELL newcomer introduce themselves to their new classmates. It is designed so that even newcomers with no English skills are able to communicate facts about themselves. Help your newcomer students break the ice with their new American or Canadian peers with this autobiography. Clip art is provided to help decorate the autobiography.
ELL Newcomer Memory Book:
My First Year in America Memory Book helps your newcomer students celebrate their first year living and learning in a new culture. This memory book is designed to address the levels of the early stages of language acquisition. It offers opportunities for the child to express themselves trhough drawing and writing with differentiated templates. The first year in a new country and learning a new language is a powerful lifetime experience. This project will become a cherished keepsake. It will also show the child how much they have learned and experienced in their new country. I have created this memory book because I could not find one that met the needs of ELL learners. This project attends to the WIDA standards for ELLS. It includes clip art for the children to decorate their project like a scrapbook. A newcomer has a year of first experiences in a new culture. Many children from other countries have never experienced seasons or traditional American holidays. This memory book allows the child to remember and celebrate their first American Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentine’s Day and other first cultural events and new relationships.
ESL, Dual Language, and General Ed. teachers will love this product! Neighborhood places are explored in this thematic unit. Your students will become familiar with the concepts and vocabulary of the neighborhood setting. Community helpers and the jobs that they do are also taught in this unit. The children will develop their skills in writing, phonemic awareness, math, sight words, and story sequencing through the neighborhood theme. Neighborhood and community poems, label books, writing templates, scaffolded writing templates, word matches, sight word trace/search activities, five senses writing prompt, addition practice, number recognition, phonemic sound fluency practice, cloze sentences are just some off the skills that are targeted in this beautifully designed unit.