This ESL resource is a great product for ESL and ELD students in upper elementary or middle school (but can be used by older students as well) – it is designed not as an assessment tool per se, but to help the student practice basic skills and show them how they are progressing from week to week and month to month. It is also fun for them to look it over at the end of the year and see how they’ve done. This product can be used for students in an entirely ESL class or those who are part of the regular stream. It can be used individually for those who receive out of class instruction and it can be used by English learners in non-English speaking countries. Please note: This product includes some of the same or very similar activities found in my ESL/ELD Memory Book but it also has materials unique to this product.
The Progress Resource is part of a English Language Learner Bundle that includes my Photo Prompts Resource and Holidays and Celebrations (you get all three for a discounted price). These individual products and bundle may be viewed at:
ESL/ELD Photo Prompts
ESL/ELD Holidays and Celebrations
ESL/ELD Bundle of 3 Resources
The Progress Book includes a product cover page, a student cover page, a teacher information page, and 12 pages of activities for students to complete. They include:
p. 1 – Student cover page.
p. 2 – “All About Me” – personal information on the student and an activity for autobiographical paragraph writing practice.
p. 3 – “All About My School” – students write a description of their school (and can include a photo or a drawing) and describe what they like best about it.
p. 4 – “My Daily Routine” – students answer questions about what they do each day.
p. 5 – “My School Subjects” – students list and describe the subjects they are taking, write about which one they like best, and if they are studying anything else outside of school.
p. 6 “My Learning Goals” – students have a chance to state what their English learning goals are (would also be a great Brainstorming activity for students to come up with ideas before they write) – this can be rewritten at different times of the year – interesting to see how the students change!
p. 7 “Weekly Progress Report” – students report on what they have learned that week. Photocopy copies to use each week.
p. 8 – “Monthly Progress Report” - students report on what they have learned that month. Can be used each month.
p. 9 “Your Teachers and Your Classmates” – students write about a teacher and a classmate and revisit it a month later for a rewrite – can be used for more than one teacher and one student – this can also be used for peer editing.
p. 10 – “My Classmates” - students design an interview to ask a classmate about their English learning goals – a great way to practice sentence formation – and record the questions and answers.
p. 11 – “What I Learned This Year”- students, with the help of their teacher, list the things they have learned in English class over the course of the year and answer questions about the school year to come.
p. 12 - a place for autographs and messages at the of the year.
p. 13 – Information sheet for the teacher (available in the preview).