English Language Development Teacher Resources

Encourage confidence in English language skills with materials designed for language learners.
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ELD Lesson Planner: Doers and Dreamers

For Teachers 6th
Every problem has a solution, and in this lesson, your pupils will learn how to better solve their daily problems. After reading three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("A Kind of Grace," "Under the Royal Palms," and "Chuck Close, Up...
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Question Tags Practice

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Young grammarians complete 20 interrogative sentences by adding formulaic question tags. They use the verbs could, would or should with an appropriate pronoun in question tags to complete each sentence. Example: They would listen,...
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ELD: Surprise

For Teachers 1st
Using conjunctions and noting details are part of this 5-day Surprise plan. Beginning level students will sequence events by using the present progressive asking questions and formulating answers. For the final activity they will...
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ELD Lesson Plan: American Stories

For Teachers 4th
Ease your first graders into the first few days of school with this lesson plan, which features four stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Tomas and the Library Lady," Tanya's Reunion," "Boss of the Plains," and "A Very Important Day")....
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ELD Lesson Plan: Courage

For Teachers 6th
What is true courage? Your class can explore the answer with these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Hatchet," "Passage to Freedom," "Climb or Die," and "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle"), which feature courageous characters and...
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At Home

For Teachers K - 1st
As part of a vocabulary development exercise (perfect for ELD) about "At Home," learners count from 20-29 by 1s and skip count by 10s to 100. They label a poster of a house with proper vocabulary words. Ideas for differentiating among...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Five Senses

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
See, hear, touch, taste, and smell this lesson, which takes ELD pupils through the functions of the five senses. The lesson includes direct instruction that leads into a guided practice "sight and signal game," where they rehearse and...
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Building ELD Confidence Through Games

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Fun ways to get your English Learner's involved in the classroom.
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Verb Tense Packet

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
How do you word questions? Word order in questions is the focus of a 23-page grammar packet designed for ESL/ELD classes. Yes/no questions, information questions, and tag questions are all examined.
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ELD Lesson Planner: Discovering

For Teachers 6th
Make connections in these three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Lost Temple of the Aztecs," "The Great Wall," and "The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay"). Not only will your English learners be able to practice their literary...
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ESL/ELD: Learning about Ash Wednesday

For Students 5th - 10th
An overview of the history and tradition of Ash Wednesday in 2 paragraphs is accompanied by an array of language activities: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation,...
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ELD Lesson Planner: Silly Stories

For Teachers 2nd
If you or pupils are in a silly mood, use this lesson plan! It is based on three "silly" Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Dragon Gets By," "Julius," and "Mrs. Brown Went to Town"), which range from pet pigs to animals raiding the pantry. It is...
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How to Keep ELD Rewarding

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
The true success of English Learners won't always shine through in the form of perfect test scores.
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ELD with Dr. Seuss Will Turn Their Creativity Loose!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Use the timeless story of Green Eggs and Ham to excite learners of all ages and proficiency levels.
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The Power of Words in Charlotte's Web

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
"How can a few good words save a pig's life?" Posed with this question, your ELD students explore E.B. White's Charlotte's Web in a meaningful, valuable way. By analyzing specific word choice from the book, especially the excerpts...
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Structure Practice: The Passive Voice

For Students 3rd - 6th
Use this online interactive worksheet in an ELD class or for younger native speakers. They practice using simple past tense verbs in the passive voice. Many of the constructions are not straightforward, nor often used by early speakers,...
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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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High-Frequency Phrases: First 100 Words

For Teachers Higher Ed
ELD or elementary students can use this presentation to practice recognizing and saying common English phrases. Each slide contains a two to four word phrase. Have the class recite to practice proper pronunciation.
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English Grammar & Writing - Capitalization

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Go over the basics of capitalization and when to use upper-case letters. A young woman with a whiteboard writes examples and explains. This is a good resource for ELL or ELD students due to its simplicity. One grammatical mistake is made...
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Modals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Modal verbs (can/could, may/might, will/would) are the focus of an ESL/ELD grammar packet that provides language learners with many opportunities to practice using auxiliary verbs.
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Passive Voice

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Passive voice and participial adjectives are the focus of an 11-page resource packet designed for ESL/ELD classes. Language learners engage in activities and complete exercises that give them lots of practice with these constructs.
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Tree of Cranes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Conduct a literature study in order to review the sequence of a story with an ELD class. Here, middle schoolers read the story and practice the skill of summary in order to increase reading comprehension and writing skills. Allen Say's...
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Shed Style

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Originally designed for adults learning English in Vietnam, this plan can easily be used with your middle and high school ELD classrooms with little adaptation needed! Although the article "Shed Style" is not attached, learners will...
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Vocabulary Worksheets: Nouns and Modifiers

For Students 1st - 4th
Using these activities, learners are able to practice a variety of skills including identifying adjectives and nouns, developing vocabulary, and honing reading comprehension. This 111-question resource could be used with students in...