English Language Development Teacher Resources

Encourage confidence in English language skills with materials designed for language learners.
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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 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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Movie Stars (ELD Lesson)

For Students 7th - 12th
Reinforce conversational skills in your ELD class with this worksheet. Pairs of partners ask questions about twelve famous movie star based on a given example (Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt). Questions address given names, birthdays,...
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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 Planner: Growing Up

For Teachers 6th
Three coming-of-age Houghton-Mifflin stories (an excerpt from Where the Red Fern Grows, as well as "Last Summer with Maizon," and "The Challenge") show your ELD pupils the trials and tribulations of growing up. Differentiated sentence...
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ELD Poetry: When I Taste Salt

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
English language learners read "When I Taste Salt" and complete the questions that accompany the poem. After completing the basic reading comprehension questions, they make a personal connection to the story by writing about one of their...
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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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Comparing Numbers: ELD "More" and "Fewer"

For Students K
For your English Learners, and any young mathematicians, a worksheet to develop academic vocabulary: "more" and "fewer." Pictures convey the definition of each word; learners compare sets of objects and circle the one that shows "more"...
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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 Plan: One Land, Many Trails

For Teachers 5th
Explore the Wild West with this lesson, which accompanies four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("A Boy Called Slow," "Pioneer Girl," "Black Cowboy, Wild Horses," and "Elena"). Learners practice making applications to the text, as well as...
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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 Plan: Family Time

For Teachers 2nd
Weathering both family dynamics and sudden storms are the main topics of these three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Brothers and Sisters," "Jalapeno Bagels," "Carousel," and "Thunder Cake"). Practice generalizing and sequencing events...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Home Sweet Home

For Teachers 1st
Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Moving Day," "Me on the Map," and "The Kite") guide this lesson, which addresses comparing and contrasting details, making generalizations and inferences, and cause and effect. Pupils answer...
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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 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 Planner: Celebrating Traditions

For Teachers 3rd
Help your third graders reinforce their literacy and grammar skills with this resource, which incorporates four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Keeping Quilt," "Anthony Reynoso: Born to Rope," "The Talking Cloth," and "Dancing Rainbows")....
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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: 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 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: Gold Rush

For Teachers 4th
Eureka! Discover gold in this ELD history lesson plan, which provides both instruction and a number of activities. Teachers first engage the class in a "call and response" activity about people who came to California during the Gold...
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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...