ESL Newcomers Curriculum, Activities & Vocabulary - Back to School ESL Lessons

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    The resources in the ELL Newcomers bundle cover all 4 language domains to weekly help students go from having little or no English to developing ESL speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English. This 28-week bundle is filled with ELL vocabulary, pictures, and games to help promote a comfortable environment that will give your newcomers the success and confidence they need to learn English. 

    The clear layout and routine week after week allow for increased confidence for both the teachers and students because they know what to expect every single week. The skills continually build on themselves and students are constantly practicing ESL grammar skills and vocabulary in multiple ways throughout the week. The hands-on, holistic approach allows language learning to happen in a natural, engaging way, which allows students to progress quickly and with excitement.

    Teaching a student English when they have no prior experience can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be when you have step-by-step, daily ESL lesson plans and activities to guide you. This ESL Newcomer curriculum bundle features over 1,000 pages of in-depth ELL newcomer activities for your students at all levels of language learning.

    In this bundle, you'll receive:

    Over 1,000 pages of ready-to-use resources

    7 units covering a variety of vocabulary including the school, household, and community. 

    28 weeks of ESL lesson plans to give you materials for the entire year.

    Printable and digital activities for in-person or online learners.

    Easel access on Teachers Pay Teachers.

    Google assessments for each unit for easy data collection.

    ✅ A WIDA-aligned curriculum


    Vocabulary themes included:

    Week 1: My School 

    ✦ Week 2: In the Classroom

    ✦ Week 3: Classroom Rules

    ✦ Week 4: Our Daily Schedule 

    ✦ Week 5: Around the School

    ✦ Week 6: Feelings at School

    ✦ Week 7: People at School

    ✦ Week 8: Verbs at School 

    ✦ Week 9: My Family

    ✦ Week 10: Around the House

    ✦ Week 11: Our Daily Routines

    ✦ Week 12: Our Pets

    ✦ Week 13: Helping at Home

    ✦ Week 14: Foods

    ✦ Week 15: My Birthday Party

    ✦ Week 16: Sports and Activities

    ✦ Week 17: Around the Community

    ✦ Week 18: Community Helpers

    ✦ Week 19: Transportation

    ✦ Week 20: At the Store

    ✦ Week 21: At the Doctor

    ✦ Week 22: At the Bakery

    ✦ Week 23: At the Park

    ✦ Week 24: On the Farm 

    ✦ Week 25: Going Camping

    ✦ Week 26: At the Zoo

    ✦ Week 27: Weather and Seasons

    ✦ Week 28: On Vacation


    Want to see the scope and sequence for the entire year, plus a sample of unit 1, week 1? 

    Click here!

    What is included in each week:

    ✅ Daily lesson plans to help homeroom teachers, specialists, teacher’s assistants, or parents know how to help ELL students learn English.

    Differentiated work for different levels of ELL learners.

    ✅ A student dictionary with weekly vocabulary pictures to build on throughout the unit.

    ✅ A weekly story that focuses on key ELL vocabulary and grammar skills.

    ✅ An Interactive Grammar Notebook

    Speaking games that align with grammar skills and vocabulary.

    Reading Booklets to promote weekly reading and fluency.

    ✅ Beginner and intermediate writing practice pages.

    Extra practice activities and games such as BINGO and Memory. 

    All of these materials, for every week of the entire year! No more guessing what your newcomers need! No more scouring the internet for meaningful resources. 


    Ways to use this curriculum:

    For an ESL pull-out lesson

    ✦ Supporting students in their homeroom classroom 

    ✦ With a paraprofessional or parent volunteer

    ✦ Teaching newcomers online 

    Benefits of using this curriculum:

    ✧ Student engagement even with students who have never spoken English

    Quick progression and increased confidence

    Stress-free teaching because you will have exactly what your newcomers need every single day.

    Easy to differentiate with multi-level groups. 


    Here's what teachers are saying about this bundle:

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is what I have been trying to come up with for years now! When I first found this resource, I was a bit weary because the price was not that high; I bought it when it was a growing bundle (only 2 units were uploaded at that point). I thought maybe I could use it on the side, just as an extra resource. However, I ended up fully depending on it for my students! I'm telling you, this resource is really worth your money! I am an ESOL teacher who has always had a problem coming up with a resource that would be simple enough, yet fun and engaging for my ELLs. This is exactly what I needed! I love how detailed all the lesson plans are... -Abeer Z.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I was desperately looking for an ELL curriculum that worked...and this is it!  My kindergarteners love it and I do too because the themes and progression are well planned and engaging. These materials make it so easy--I just print and go to work! Thank you so much! -Amy A.

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I just finished reading this whole bundle, and WOW!  This bundle has already made me feel so much more knowledgeable about ELL.  I feel like I finally have something I can do for my kids who don't speak English.  I have no training/experience in ELL, and so last year being in a multilingual school for the first time, I had no clue where to start or how to help.  It is even more helpful because not only does it provide tools to use with kids, but it is informative and has helped me learn more.  Thank you Beth!! -Bethany E.


    Looking for a little more? My Ultimate ELL Newcomer Bundle includes all this PLUS speaking and writing cards, listening comprehension activities, and digital lesson plan templates. Click the link below to take a look!

    Everything You Need for ELL Newcomers ULTIMATE Bundle


    Why this program?

    I know what it's like to be unsure of how to support your ELL students. In my early years of teaching, I oftentimes didn't know how to support my ELL students either, nor did I have the time to give them the materials they desperately needed. Instead, I would end up giving them a worksheet in hopes they could at least learn a few vocabulary words. After receiving my ESL endorsement and working with ELL students for many years, I have become passionate about giving ELL students ample opportunities to learn while also supporting teachers by creating a more engaging curriculum for ELL Learners.

    This program goes way beyond the typical worksheet. It incorporates weekly rich vocabulary lessons, along with an interactive grammar notebook activity, speaking games, authentic reading and writing opportunities, and an extra practice opportunity for homework. Daily lesson plans are provided so even a teacher assistant or parent volunteer can offer support. The most important piece of this curriculum is seeing the joy on students' faces when they begin to recognize vocabulary and speak sentences in a new language.


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
    Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
    Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
    Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
    Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.


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