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Lori Fettner

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By Lori Fettner
This is a 3-day mini unit on interviewing, used at the beginning of my journalism course. It teaches the following skills and terms: 1. Direct quotes versus paraphrasing, and the importance of each. This lesson uses a sample interview shown via
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Other (ELA)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
5
Digital Download ZIP (0.03 MB)
By Lori Fettner
This lesson was used with a bilingual class of Spanish speakers. Their content areas were taught in Spanish, and I was their sole English teacher. Most of them were reluctant to learn English, so I tried to engage them with interesting and fun
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Posters
$1.50
5
Digital Download DOC (0.08 MB)
By Lori Fettner
Concrete poems are poems shaped like what they are about. This lesson is for ESL (and non ESL) students of all levels, and includes ESL strategies such as modelling and use of visuals. This lesson was used for a formal observation with 2
Subjects:
Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Bulletin Board Ideas, Rubrics
$2.50
6
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By Lori Fettner
I taught this unit in a 12th grade class that consisted of former ESL students, and other struggling and reluctant learners, as well as a few students who did well in school. Up until this point, this class had never been trusted to read a book at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Mini-Course, Cooperative Learning, Nonfiction Book Study
$50.00
$14.99
3
Digital Download ZIP (0.57 MB)
By Lori Fettner
This is a bundle of 4 items that are also sold separately (you can see their listings by clicking on the title.) 5 lesson plans total. Making poetry fun: 2 day intro to poetic terminology This is a two day introduction to poetry that I used for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Poetry
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$9.45
$7.50
5
Digital Download ZIP (0.30 MB)
By Lori Fettner
I taught this unit in a 12th grade class that consisted of former ESL students, and other struggling and reluctant learners, as well as a few students who did well in school. Up until this point, this class had never been trusted to read a book at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cooperative Learning, Nonfiction Book Study
$30.00
$9.95
5
Digital Download ZIP (0.17 MB)
By Lori Fettner
It is important to relate to reluctant learners and find ways to teach them at their level, engaging their interests. This lesson teaches students about symbolism through both poetry and song. I provide lyrics for the two songs I used with the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.95
5
Digital Download DOC (0.07 MB)
By Lori Fettner
Pictures are powerful. It is still shocking to me to see how certain media outlets chose to show the side by side photos of Martin and Zimmerman so differently. There are the pics of Martin looking like an innocent child next to Zimmerman's mug
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Specialty), Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons
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By Lori Fettner
This is a two day introduction to poetry that I used for classes of diverse students, many of whom were reluctant learners. I took the risk of telling students who hated poetry that they would change their minds by the end of the unit. Many of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Word Walls, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
3
Digital Download DOC (0.06 MB)
By Lori Fettner
This lesson was designed for a bilingual Spanish speaking class. I was their ESL (English) teacher. Most of the students spoke little to no English, and were reluctant to do so. This is one of those activities that held their interest because of
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Back to School, Poetry
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
$1.95
1
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By Lori Fettner
Journalism Course Outline This outline is for a high school journalism elective. The semester is broken down into 5 units: 1. Learning all of the jobs required to put together a school paper (writing, photography, editing, etc.) 2. Law and ethics 3.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Journalism, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Syllabi, Elective Course Proposals, Classroom Forms
$6.45
$4.99
Digital Download ZIP (0.03 MB)
By Lori Fettner
This exam was used in a bilingual class. Most of their classes were taught in Spanish, and I was their sole English teacher. Most of the students spoke little to no English and were new to the country. This exam has 2 parts: 1. Write the name
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$1.99
1
Digital Download DOC (0.08 MB)
By Lori Fettner
This exam was used in a bilingual class. Most of their classes were taught in Spanish, and I was their sole English teacher. Most of the students spoke little to no English and were new to the country. This exam has three parts: 1. Match the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$1.99
2
Digital Download DOC (0.08 MB)
By Lori Fettner
This bundle uses the short story version of The Circuit (available widely online, and also included in the bundle.) This is a great story for ESL students, providing them with an example of someone who had to travel a lot, overcome many obstacles,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.25
$3.75
2
Digital Download ZIP (0.05 MB)
By Lori Fettner
I use this lesson on the third day of the school year. Rubrics can be a boring topic to teach, so I use an ice breaker, and try to make the lesson as interesting as possible. It is one of those things all students have probably seen by this point,
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Rubrics
$1.25
2
Digital Download DOC (0.05 MB)
By Lori Fettner
I co-taught alongside an Earth Science teacher in classes consisting of ESL students, former ELLs, and other types of struggling readers. A vocabulary jigsaw is a fun group activity that I used often to review vocabulary, or to review for an
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Fun Stuff
$1.99
2
Digital Download DOC (0.06 MB)
By Lori Fettner
This lesson was used with a bilingual class of Spanish speakers. Their content areas were taught in Spanish, and I was their sole English teacher. Most of them were reluctant to learn English, so I tried to engage them with interesting and fun
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, Poetry
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Rubrics
$1.95
1
Digital Download DOC (0.04 MB)
By Lori Fettner
After many painful first days of the school year, I came up with this fun way to introduce class rules. The ice breaker helps remind students of the importance of rules and turn taking, and is a game they will likely ask to play again and again.
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, For Parents
$1.95
1
Digital Download DOC (0.06 MB)
By Lori Fettner
Included here is a description of the project, a sample, and a rubric, all written at the students’ level. Also included is a Task sheet for posting the work on a bulletin board, and the ESL standards with performance indicators. The rubric
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Guided Reading Books, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
1
Digital Download DOC (0.07 MB)
By Lori Fettner
This was an elective I taught to a 12th grade class consisting of mostly former ELLs and struggling readers. The course was designed to help them prepare for college (writing the college essay, SAT prep, etc.), as well as prepare for reading and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Back to School
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Syllabi, Classroom Forms
$1.99
1
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I worked in publishing for seven years before becoming a teacher. I've been teaching for 6 years...3 at a Junior High, and 3 at a High School in high poverty areas. In these 6 years, I have taught ESL in a variety of settings, from whole-class instruction, to co-teaching, to small group. Small group is definitely my preference, and it's what I think works best for ESL students. I'm also an author. My first book, Teaching to the Child, is a memoir of my experiences teaching ESL in NYC. My second book, Welcome to Motherhood, consists of funny, reassuring, and sentimental poems for new moms. My most recent 2 books are picture books that inspire to make learning about Earth and recycling fun. Visit LoriFettner.com for more info!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe teaching should be fun, both for the teacher and students. I try to incorporate elements of art and music in my lessons whenever possible. I also love to write, and try to instill this love of writing in my students, which is hardly ever easy! I believe the classroom should be a place of mutual respect, and make this a priority that goes far above things like standards, common core, and testing! Visit LoriFettner.com for more info!

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