Lori Fettner

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Lori Fettner
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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:
Back to School, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Posters, Other
$1.50
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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, Literature, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Nonfiction Book Study
$50.00
$14.99
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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, Other (ELA), Creative Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
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By Lori Fettner
This lesson plan uses the criticized CBS headline regarding the February 2016 Israeli border attack. Included are the full lesson plan, using the workshop model (learning intention, do now, mini lesson, activity, wrap), the CBS headline, as well
Subjects:
Informational Text, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Minilessons
$1.99
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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:
Poetry, Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Rubrics, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.50
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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, Poetry, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Word Walls
$3.50
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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, Literature, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cooperative Learning, Nonfiction Book Study
$30.00
$9.95
5
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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, Informational Text, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons
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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:
Poetry, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Rubrics, Activities
$1.95
1
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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, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment, Examinations - Quizzes
$1.99
1
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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, Poetry, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.95
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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:
Earth Sciences, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Fun Stuff
$1.99
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By Lori Fettner
This lesson uses the Boston Bomber Rolling Stones cover to discuss journalistic integrity, freedom of the press, and the power and implications of a photo. Students will discuss both sides of the controversy using accountable talk. The plan
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Minilessons
$1.99
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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, Poetry, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$9.45
$7.50
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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
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By Lori Fettner
This bundle includes 8 lesson plans, a project rubric, a homework handout, and sample check list for what to include in the life map. I used this as my first project of the year, taught in September, right after the "first three days" lessons. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Bulletin Board Ideas
$10.00
$4.25
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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, Reading Strategies, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.25
$3.75
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By Lori Fettner
I didn't want to create this product. I wanted to buy it, but couldn't find a reward chart simple enough that met my needs. This super simple chart can be used for any behavior or habit, from potty training to thumb sucking to nail biting, and
Subjects:
Character Education, The New Year, School Psychology
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Graphic Organizers, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$1.25
1
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By Lori Fettner
This bundle includes 3 lesson plans, one for each of the three parts of the essay: Introduction, Body, and Conclusion. I find students of all ages have a hard time when it comes to organizing their writing, and this structured package, with one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cooperative Learning, Minilessons
$4.99
$3.75
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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 shows students the poetry in an Eminem song. The song chosen is one with a positive message and no inappropriate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Songs
$1.50
Digital Download DOC (0.05 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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