Labeling your classroom can benefit all children especially emergent readers and English Language Learners.
Although I am not a certified ELL teacher, I always seemed to have many ELL kiddos in my classroom and worked closely with our ELL teachers.
One thing I always did even before I taught children with English as a second language was label my classroom.
Here is What I did:
♥ I would start off by reading the Alphabet Tree by Leo Leonni, which is a story that discusses, in a fun way, how letters make sounds, sounds and letters together make words and words together make sentences.
♥ After discussing the story we would then begin to label the room. If I did not have a label already made, I would write the word for whatever the kiddos wanted to label and then we would proceed over the next few days with taping these words near the objects they represented.
♥ Then I would model how to read the room and the students would practice how to do this.
ideas for Use:
♥ I used this as a word work activity for stations/Daily 5 and then it became a spill over or choice activity when work was completed. It was extremely beneficial for all students, although the benefits for ELL students were incredible. It enhanced vocabulary development with use of pictures and objects. I highly recommend this worthwhile activity! PS My daughter has already asked me to give her a copy to label her house for her 3 year old!
♥ Use it as an organizational tool to simply label materials.
Here is What is Included:
♥ 76 pre-labeled cards for labeling the room
♥ 4 blank cards that can be copied and labeled as needed
♥ 1 Read the Room Sheet
You might also enjoy reading my blog post:
6 Tips to Support English Language Learners in your Classroom
Here are some other Kindergarten resources you might like:
Reach for the Stars Letter Recognition GameZap Put One Letter BackDesk Name Plates and Mini OfficesFree Classroom Management Behavior Chant PostersI Know My Color WordsKindergarten Memory BookLabel the Room Environmental PrintFollow DirectionsFocus the Intent of your Lesson Free Question Cards100th Day FreebieKindergarten Readiness SkillsLet's See What We Have Learned So Far in KConversation CardsNumbers about MeMath Mitten Match-UpMath Mitten Match-Up Number FreebieDo You Know Your NumbersMath Numbers all AroundMath Bunny Hop Number Line FreebiePhonics Ice Cream Cone Game Letters and Beginning SoundsMitten Picture Sound Match-UpMatch Lowercase and Uppercase LettersReading Readiness Skills Question of the DayReading Comprehension StrategiesRhyming Around the RoomSight Word and Alphabet Recognition ActivitiesSight Word Practice FunSight Word Color Cut and Glue Sight Word SentencesDirectional WordsCVC and Glued Sounds Making Words BundleLet's Tap Out Those CVC WordsMaking Silly SentencesTap Out those Words InterventionMaking SentencesWriting Frames for Reluctant WritersABC Mega Bundle Over 400 pages of Alphabet Activities
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