This is a wonderful historical fiction book about two girls that lived during World War II. This book gives rise to discussions about events in history and the comparison between the two girls, their families, and their cultures.
- Compare and
This nonfiction literacy project was designed to help students, especially those learning English, using the the CA ELD Standards. As a reading group, students spent two weeks reading and working on this the text Oh Rats! and having academic
This book is told through the eyes of a Vietnamese boy that is being raised by his adoptive parents in the US after the Vietnam War. The book study asks students to both understand and analyze the text for symbolism and themes. The literacy project
This book study follows Lincoln, a basketball star, through the struggles and maturation of his transition from his old neighborhood to his new one. This is a great choice for readers that like sports as well as readers that understand what it feels
Based on the book Academic Conversations and the CA ELD Standards, these student-friendly rubrics help students self-monitor their progress and set clear goals on how to improve their contributions. Areas include: Elaborate and Clarify, Question
This flipchart has 65 pages of homophones with pictures and explanations as needed.
In my classroom, I used binder rings to make this into two flipbooks that hung on our bulletin board. I had one for "commonly confused homophones" (hear and here)
This book study is a great way to teach Common Core ELA standards and Science content standards at the same time. There are 17 pages of questions and activities and a final paper as the summative assessment. I got some really impressive work from my
This question sort requires students to work with a partner to decide if questions are deep or shallow. English learners especially can benefit from talking about their decisions and the formative assessment shows teachers where further support is
We love doing "The Kissing Hand" as a first-day activity with our Kindergarteners, but many of our parents are more comfortable communicating in Spanish.
If this is the case at your school, you can show your parents and students that they are
This Designated ELD lesson is based on CCSS and CA ELD standards. It has 5 sessions, each with an exit ticket formative assessment PLUS a summative assessment with a grammar answer key.
Academic Conversation Focus
Compare and Contrast, Listen and