Students use the word bank to fill in the energy pyramid and then write descriptive sentences that sequence the levels of the pyramid. Key academic vocabulary: initially, next, subsequently, consequently, ultimately
This is a guide to a fishbowl discussion on environmental justice. It is meant to be paired with articles on different environmental issues that affect people of color such as ones found on Newsela. The document includes preparation questions for
Students will first draw images to represent each of the body systems and describe the function of that system. Then they will read the example paragraph, and finally write their own paragraphs to describe the body system interactions in each of the
Students select an article of their choice (not included in this resource) and fill out this handout while they read it. It works on the reading strategies of previewing, accessing prior knowledge, tracking your thinking, and main idea/details. Then
This graphic organizer includes academic transition words in the arrows (consequently, therefore, for this reason, as a result). They should read an article (not included in this resource) and then identify 4 examples of cause and effect. On the
This is a scaffolded writing resource to help students use academic language when they are comparing and contrasting. It relates to the science content of elements vs. compounds but could be adapted to any topic. It includes: example sentences,
This sample paragraph is about the advantages and disadvantages of year-round schooling. It demonstrates the structure of an academic paragraph as well as the academic language that students should use in their own writing.
This is a script of a dialogue that is about a fun topic (cereal) but uses high level academic discussion language (evidence, opposing viewpoint, contradictory evidence, etc.). It is meant for a teacher and student to perform in front of the class
These posters contain common academic transitions and are organized by language function (sequencing, compare/contrast, cause/effect, etc.) They are a great tool to hang up in the classroom for English learners.
This is a scaffolded writing assignment that includes example paragraphs, pre-writing,
a word bank, an editing checklist, peer review, and a self-assessment. It is a great tool for teaching English learners about the writing process and the
This is an exercise that accompanies any vocabulary list (not included in this resource). Students are asked to use the vocabulary words to write compound and complex sentences and finally write a creative short story.