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ELD Lesson Plan: That's Amazing

For Teachers 4th
Using three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Stranger," "Cendrillon," and "Heat Wave,"), ELD learners can practice their literary analysis and writing skills. Sentence frames prompt thoughtful responses about character, setting, and...
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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 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: 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 Planner: Animal Adventures

For Teachers 1st
Excite the animal lovers in your 1st grade class with this lesson! After reading three animal stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Sleeping Pig," "EEK! There's a Mouse in the House," and "Red-Eyed Tree Frog"), learners practice sequencing...
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ELD Lesson Plans: Incredible Stories

For Teachers 3rd
Describing words abound in this activity, which involves three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Dogzilla," "The Mysterious Giant of Barletta," "Raising Dragons," and "The Garden of Abdul Gasazi"). Progressively challenging activities for...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Around Town

For Teachers 2nd
Tour the town with this ELD lesson, which involves three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Chinatown," "A Trip to the Firehouse," "Big Bushy Mustache," and "Jamaica Louise James"). Learners practice their future tense and prepositions, as well...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Our Earth

For Teachers 1st
Three stories about nature and the outdoors from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Forest," "Butterfly," and "Johnny Appleseed") support this lesson, which focuses on description, summary, and drawing conclusions. The lesson is differentiated into...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Problem Solvers

For Teachers 4th
Using four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("My Name is Maria Isabel," "Marven of the Great North Woods," "The Last Dragon," and "Sing to the Stars"), fourth-grade English language learners practice literacy and grammar skills. Differentiated...
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ELD Unit: Nature

For Teachers 5th
Practice prepositional phrases against the backdrop of nature in this ELD lesson plan. Five days of the unit are detailed here, including the specific parts of speech addressed on each day (differentiated into five different skill...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Smart Solution

For Teachers 3rd
Access your beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners' needs with this thorough lesson plan. The Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Pepita Talks Twice," "Poppa's New Pants," and "Ramona Quimby, Age 8") address vocabulary, grammatical forms,...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Ecosystems

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
From the depths of the oceans to the peaks of the mountains, your class will see the world with new eyes after this lesson. In a discussion about different ecosystems such as the jungle, the tundra, and the grasslands, they will describe...
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ELD Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th
Take a trip to the outdoors with this ELD lesson plan. After watching a video about the forest (not included in the lesson plan), pupils practice defining a list of given words about the wilderness. Teachers can alter these words based...
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ELD Lesson Planner: "Heroes"

For Teachers 4th
Help your 4th graders find their heroes in this ELD lesson. Using three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Happy Birthday, Dr. King!" "Gloria Estefan," and "Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man"), they will analyze the traits of a hero and relate...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Building Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th
Build wilderness vocabulary and teach sixth graders how to use the words in sentences! In this ELD vocabulary lesson plan, learners watch a film which includes all of the wilderness/forest vocabulary that is included in the instructional...
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ELD Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
View and explore different types of ecosystems found in our environment. Learners will study, discuss and view examples of 7 vocabulary words associated with ecosystems. They will also draw examples of different species found in...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Nature Walk

For Teachers 2nd
Take a calming walk through nature in this ELD lesson. With three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night," "Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett," "Around the Pond"), readers compare and contrast details, as well...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Off to Adventure!

For Teachers 3rd
It's time for adventure! After reading three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Lost and Found," "The Ballad of Mulan," and "The Waterfall,"), various vocabulary words about feelings, the wilderness, and different situations are...
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ELD Lesson Planner: What Really Happened?

For Teachers 6th
Based on three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Amelia Earhart: First Lady of Flight," "The Girl Who Married the Moon," and "Dinosaur Ghosts"), learners complete oral language activities to practice their literacy skills. Sentences frames for...
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ELD Lesson Planner: New Frontiers

For Teachers 6th
Take a trip to the stars with this lesson plan, which is based on four stories about space exploration ("The Adventures of Sojourner: The Mission to Mars that Thrilled the World," "Franklin R. Chang-Diaz," "Beneath Blue Winters," and...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Habitats

For Teachers 3rd
Explore the biomes of the Earth with your ELD pupils. Explore the natural habitats of many animals and plants. After a discussion on different habitats and the animals which live there, individuals are prompted to create their own animal...
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Following Directions Involving Positional and Descriptive Concepts

For Teachers K
In ELD the focus is on language acquisition and usage. This lesson plan focuses on having students use prepositions and adjectives to describe what something looks like and to understand positional concepts when spoken. Students will...
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Dream Kitchen

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Advanced ESL students can engage in this lesson designed to practice compiling lists, adding costs, and describing why they chose a particular item. They will choose items from a magazine that they'd like in their dream kitchen. Next,...
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ESL: What's the Weather Like?

For Students 3rd - 9th
Beginning English learners practice describing the weather with help from eight picture clues. Questions are phrased like "How's the weather?" and "What's the weather like?" Tinker with the formatting to make it all fit on one page...

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