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ELD: Interacting in Meaningful Ways

For Teachers K Standards
This collection will help kindergarten students learn to use the English language in order to exchange ideas and information in meaningful ways. Directions Communication Offering Opinions Active Listening
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Opioids in Our Community—Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do opioids affect the lives of families and individuals within a community? Scholars explore the topic with a series of informative, thought-provoking videos. They also complete worksheets and discuss the effects of the opioid...
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What Makes Our Community Special?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Explore websites, complete research, and use technological tools to create a final multimedia presentation on what makes a community special. Learners of all ages work with a partner to research an interesting aspect of their community,...
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Is Our Community Influenced by the Opioid Epidemic?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Opioid abuse is becoming a national crisis, but combating the influence of opioids requires examining the ways it affects individual communities. A thorough teacher guide provides step-by-step instructions about implementing an...
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Investigating the Building Blocks of Our Community’s Past, Present, and Future

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As Ken Jennings said, "There's just something hypnotic about maps." Certainly, the longer you look at them the more you can learn. In this project-based learning lesson, individuals study both historic and present-day maps of their area...
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Our Community's Place Among the Stars

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
But isn't the Milky Way a candy bar? Lead a detailed discussion on the complex topic of our solar system and the Milky Way Galaxy as the class explores stellar evolution, structure, and investigates the relationship between luminosity...
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Goodness! Gorillas in Our Community!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discuss the story Goodness! Gorillas in Our Community! and create character maps from it. They practice qualities of community membership and write about and illustrate these qualities.
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Cinco De Mayo: ELD Reading and Language-Building

For Students 5th - 10th
A brief passage about the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo is accompanied by an array of language activities for ELD: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing,...
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International Dance Day: Reading and Activities for ELD

For Students 3rd - 8th
A brief passage about International Dance Day, April 29, is accompanied by an array of language activities based in sound ELD practice: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group...
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ELD: Talent Show

For Teachers 2nd
"Talent Show" is an ELD lesson planner that has beginning English language learners focus on expressing the author's viewpoint by using pronouns and noting details using adjectives. Additionally, 2nd graders will be asked to express...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Give It All You Got

For Teachers 5th
Ice skating, music, hiking, and astronauts - what do they have in common? The four Houghton-Mifflin stories featured in this lesson ("Michelle Kwan," "La Bamba," "The Fear Place," and "Mae Jemison") show pupils that in order to be...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Habitats

For Teachers 3rd
Explore the ocean and the woods with this ELD lesson, which involves three Houghton Mifflin short stories ("Nights of the Pufflings," "Seal Surfer," and "Two Days in May"). Your third graders will enjoy reading about animals in their...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Friend and Foe

For Teachers 4th
From fishing to forest fires, this lesson plan includes all kinds of scenarios for you to discuss with your ELD students. Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Salmon Summer," "Wildfires," and "Skylark") help beginning, intermediate, and...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Voices of the Revolution

For Teachers 5th
Your fifth-grade ELD pupils will easily be able to tell the difference between fact and opinion. Using three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("And Then What Happened, Paul Revere," "Katie's Trunk," and "James Forten"), they practice their...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Let's Look Around

For Teachers 1st
Predict what comes next in these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Seasons," "Pearl's First Prize Plant," and "Hilda Hen's Scary Night"). ELD pupils can practice their summary and prediction skills, as well as their auxiliary verbs and...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Family and Friends

For Teachers 1st
Animal friends and families help your 1st graders with their ELD and literacy skills in three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Secret Code," Bud's Day Out," and "An Egg Is An Egg, or, Who's in a Family?"). They can practice drawing...
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ELD Lesson Plan: We Can Work It Out

For Teachers 1st
Three fun stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("That Toad Is Mine," "Lost!" and "If You Give a Pig a Pancake") help ELD learners sequence events, express problem and solution, and predict outcomes. This also includes sentence frames to help...
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ELD Lesson Plan: We Can Do It!

For Teachers 1st
Bears, fireflies, and Frog and Toad come together in this ELD lesson, which is based on a collection of Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Two Greedy Bears," "Fireflies for Nathan," and "The Hat (Frog and Toad)"). Three differentiated levels...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Nature's Fury

For Teachers 4th - 6th
What happens during a natural disaster? Science and language arts come together in this resource, which works from three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Earthquake Terror,"  "Eye of the Storm: Chasing Storms with Warren Faidley," and...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Encounters

For Teachers 5th
Each literary skill is linked to a part of speech in this ELD lesson plan, which works with three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Grizzly Bear Family Book, The Golden Lion Tamarin Comes Home," and "My Side of the Mountain"). Learners...
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ELD Lesson Plan: All Together Now

For Teachers 1st
Differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, this ELD plan accesses many different literary skills. Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("I Am Six," "Ten Dogs in the Window," and "Charles Tiger") give learners a way...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Special Friends

For Teachers 1st
Discuss the value of friendship with these three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("When I Am Old with You," "The New Friend," "The Surprise Family"). ELD pupils can practice making predictions, compare and contrast characters, and note...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Voyagers

For Teachers 3rd
Challenge your 3rd grade ELD learners with this instructional activity, which works with three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Across the Wide Dark Sea," "Yunmi and Halmoni's Trip," and "Trapped by Ice!"). They will apply these travel stories...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Journeys

For Teachers 4th
From the Titanic to the Iditarod, your ELD pupils will be on a whirlwind adventure with these four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Akiak," "Grandfather's Journey," "Finding the Titanic," and "By the Shore of Silver Lake"). By practicing their...

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