This unit was designed to make the first weeks of this orientation period easier for both the student and the teacher. This unit can be used with a whole class in August/September or with New Arrivals throughout the school year. School items, people, color, and number vocabulary are addressed in this unit. Portrait templates for school nurse, classroom teacher, principal and specialty teachers are available. Direct Instruction vocabulary cards with scripts that foster conversation skills are provided. A quick academic assessment is also available. It will give you a baseline of what the children know and what level to start planning lessons that will attend to their specific needs. This is especially helpful with New Arrivals.
Bonus unit included! I have added the product Colors, Shapes and Numbers to this unit. This unit builds foundational skills for math vocabulary and concepts that are needed to prepare your little learners for higher order thinking skills. Colors, shapes and numbers are explored in this 140 page bonus activity bundle. Your students will learn color and shape words, number vocabulary and concepts though interactive activities, poems and printables. Vocabulary cards are provided with scripts on the back of the picture card. The scripts follow a repetitive pattern that allows the students to internalize the vocabulary. The scripts also have extension questions that build conversation skills.
PLUS Free Spanish Versions for Dual Language Classrooms!
***This product includes Direct Instruction Vocabulary Cards, Holiday and Seasons Vocabulary Cards, Writing Rubrics and Where is My Little Pumpkin as bonus material! "***
****Many of the items in this product are in our ELL Newcomers Unit.